Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
札幌藻岩山 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

Reader opinion No reviews yet Write review
Reader photos No photos yet Upload photo

Sapporo Moiwayamais located in the Minami Ward region of Sapporo city in Hokkaido, less than 10km from the city centre. It is promoted as the closest ski resort from central Sapporo. However, note that it is a skiers-only hill and so snowboarders are not allowed on the slopes. Moiwayama has been operating since 1960.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Sapporo Moiwayama is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Sapporo Moiwayama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 50cm 1st 145cm 95cm 1st 140cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 125cm 50cm 2nd 155cm 90cm 2nd 135cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 125cm 55cm 3rd 155cm 100cm 3rd 135cm 140cm
4th - - 4th 125cm 50cm 4th 150cm 95cm 4th 135cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 140cm 55cm 5th 140cm 95cm 5th 135cm 145cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 55cm 6th 140cm 90cm 6th 130cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 135cm 60cm 7th 140cm 90cm 7th 130cm 125cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 60cm 8th 145cm 100cm 8th 135cm 115cm
9th - - 9th 125cm 55cm 9th 140cm 100cm 9th 130cm 115cm
10th - - 10th 125cm 60cm 10th 135cm 110cm 10th 130cm 115cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 60cm 11th 130cm 115cm 11th 160cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 60cm 12th 135cm 110cm 12th 135cm 120cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 65cm 13th 135cm 105cm 13th 130cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 135cm 70cm 14th 140cm 90cm 14th 130cm 120cm
15th - - 15th 135cm 70cm 15th 140cm 80cm 15th 130cm 120cm
16th 100cm - 16th 130cm 70cm 16th 140cm 80cm 16th 125cm 115cm
17th 100cm - 17th 130cm 70cm 17th 130cm 85cm 17th 125cm 110cm
18th 100cm - 18th 130cm 70cm 18th 135cm 95cm 18th 125cm 100cm
19th 95cm 35cm 19th 130cm 100cm 19th 130cm 85cm 19th 120cm 90cm
20th 90cm 35cm 20th 135cm 100cm 20th 130cm 85cm 20th 118cm 90cm
21st 90cm 30cm 21st 130cm 100cm 21st 135cm 100cm 21st 115cm 95cm
22nd 90cm 30cm 22nd 125cm 100cm 22nd 135cm 105cm 22nd 110cm 85cm
23rd 125cm 25cm 23rd 140cm 105cm 23rd 135cm 105cm 23rd 125cm 85cm
24th 140cm 25cm 24th 140cm 100cm 24th 140cm 135cm 24th 160cm 105cm
25th 135cm 25cm 25th 160cm 95cm 25th 135cm 130cm 25th 155cm 105cm
26th 130cm 25cm 26th 150cm 100cm 26th 150cm 120cm 26th 130cm 110cm
27th 140cm 50cm 27th 150cm 100cm 27th 155cm 120cm 27th 125cm 95cm
28th 135cm 60cm 28th 140cm 105cm 28th 155cm 120cm 28th 115cm 90cm
29th 135cm 60cm 29th 140cm 100cm 29th - 130cm 29th 110cm 85cm
30th 135cm 55cm 30th 135cm 100cm 30th 30th 105cm 85cm
31st 140cm 50cm 31st 155cm 95cm 31st 31st 110cm 70cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Moiwayama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Sapporo Moiwayama. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Nakayoshi Hiroba' play area for children at the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Sapporo Moiwayama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Moiwayama is open from 9am until 9pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 9pm on holidays.

Nighta is from 4pm.

Sapporo Moiwayama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
7 Hours 3,400 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hours 2,900 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
3 Hours 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 330 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,300 yen
Nighta 16 (4pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 18 (6pm-9pm) 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 43,000 yen 25,000 yen 34,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 'Grand Senior' 5 Hour ticket for people 70 years and over is 1000 yen.

Getting to Sapporo Moiwayama

By public transport
4.6km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
8.8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
The base is about 5km from the Makomanai Station of the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
13.1km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
14.6km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (1.4km away)
Sapporo Moiwayama is about 13km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway and just under 15km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
There is parking for a total of about 700 vehicles at the two base areas. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
(link opens in a new window)
Moiwashita 1991
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
Current resort snow depth
Daily updates during snow season
Reader Photos & Reviews
Photos (0) Upload
Read Reviews (0) Write
If you have visited Sapporo Moiwayama, please share your experience with other SnowJapan readers by writing a Resort Review and/or uploading photos
Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Sapporo Moiwayama by road (in winter)
About the information on this page
For more details and explanations about the information presented on this page, please read this.
It is very important to us that the information presented on SnowJapan is correct and up-to-date. Checks and updates are made throughout the year. If you find information that you feel needs checking and updating, please let us know by contacting us. We appreciate your support.