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

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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

448m
275m
173m
38"
10
2620m
4
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
100%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
0%
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
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 130cm 1st - 145cm 1st - 140cm
2nd - - 2nd - 125cm 2nd - 155cm 2nd - 135cm
3rd - - 3rd - 125cm 3rd - 155cm 3rd - 135cm
4th - - 4th - 125cm 4th - 150cm 4th - 135cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 135cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 140cm 6th - 130cm
7th - - 7th - 135cm 7th - 140cm 7th - 130cm
8th - - 8th - 130cm 8th - 145cm 8th - 135cm
9th - - 9th - 125cm 9th - 140cm 9th - 130cm
10th - - 10th - 125cm 10th - 135cm 10th - 130cm
11th - - 11th - 130cm 11th - 130cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 140cm 12th - 135cm 12th - 135cm
13th - - 13th - 140cm 13th - 135cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 135cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th - 135cm 15th - 140cm 15th - 130cm
16th - 100cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 125cm
17th - 100cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 125cm
18th - 100cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 125cm
19th - 95cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 120cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 135cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 118cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 135cm 21st - 115cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 125cm 22nd - 135cm 22nd - 110cm
23rd - 125cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 135cm 23rd - 125cm
24th - 140cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 160cm
25th - 135cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 135cm 25th - 155cm
26th - 130cm 26th - 150cm 26th - 150cm 26th - 130cm
27th - 140cm 27th - 150cm 27th - 155cm 27th - 125cm
28th - 135cm 28th - 140cm 28th - 155cm 28th - 115cm
29th - 135cm 29th - 140cm 29th - - 29th - 110cm
30th - 135cm 30th - 135cm 30th 30th - 105cm
31st - 140cm 31st - 155cm 31st 31st - 110cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Moiwayama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Sapporo Moiwayama. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Moiwayama is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 9:00pm on holidays.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm/

On 31st December, the ski hill is open from 8:30am until 3:00pm.

Sapporo Moiwayama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
Senior
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 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
Train
Train
4.6km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
8.8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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
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Address
Address
Moiwashita 1991
Minami-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
005-0040
Telephone
Telephone
011-581-0914
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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