Hoshino Resort Tomamu (Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido)

Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム (北海道 占冠村)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Hoshino Resort Tomamu is located in the north eastern region of Shimukappu village in the central region of Hokkaido. Often just known as 'Tomamu', Hoshino Resort Tomamu is a large scale resort area that is popular for skiing and snowboarding in winter and many other outdoor activities during the summer months. The ski courses are spread across a wider area on the southern slopes of Mt Tomamu. As well as skiing and boarding, the Ice Village is another popular attraction at Tomamu in winter. The four tower buildings rising above a sea of low clouds ('unkai') is one enduring image of this resort and certainly a striking sight. The resort has been operating since 1983 and was originally known as Alpha Resort Tomamu. Be sure to wrap up well - it gets extremely cold!

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

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Hoshino Resort Tomamu Course Map

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Hoshino Resort Tomamu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 140cm 110cm 1st 144cm 170cm 1st 190cm 185cm
2nd - - 2nd 135cm 110cm 2nd 149cm 170cm 2nd 185cm 190cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd 135cm 110cm 3rd 150cm 170cm 3rd 183cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 130cm 4th 154cm 160cm 4th 180cm 190cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 152cm 5th 157cm 165cm 5th 180cm 190cm
6th - - 6th 125cm 152cm 6th 156cm 165cm 6th 187cm 190cm
7th - - 7th 122cm 155cm 7th 155cm 165cm 7th 178cm 190cm
8th - - 8th 124cm 165cm 8th 157cm 165cm 8th 189cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 124cm 165cm 9th 159cm 165cm 9th 190cm 175cm
10th - - 10th 125cm 165cm 10th 158cm 165cm 10th 190cm 175cm
11th - - 11th 128cm 165cm 11th 165cm 165cm 11th 192cm 175cm
12th - - 12th 125cm 165cm 12th 156cm 165cm 12th 192cm 175cm
13th - - 13th 125cm 165cm 13th 156cm 160cm 13th 186cm 175cm
14th - - 14th 124cm 165cm 14th 153cm 150cm 14th 182cm 175cm
15th 100cm 70cm 15th 122cm 165cm 15th 153cm 150cm 15th 176cm 175cm
16th 105cm 70cm 16th 122cm 165cm 16th 150cm 150cm 16th 169cm 162cm
17th 110cm 65cm 17th 120cm 165cm 17th 152cm 123cm 17th 168cm 162cm
18th 115cm 70cm 18th 120cm 165cm 18th 158cm 140cm 18th 167cm 160cm
19th 115cm 80cm 19th 120cm 165cm 19th 155cm 140cm 19th 167cm 155cm
20th 115cm 85cm 20th 120cm 165cm 20th 170cm 140cm 20th 161cm 155cm
21st 90cm 90cm 21st 118cm 165cm 21st 170cm 140cm 21st 156cm 155cm
22nd 90cm 95cm 22nd 116cm 165cm 22nd 174cm 150cm 22nd 155cm 155cm
23rd 120cm 95cm 23rd 132cm 165cm 23rd 175cm 150cm 23rd 160cm 155cm
24th 120cm 95cm 24th 133cm 165cm 24th 170cm 150cm 24th 165cm 155cm
25th 130cm 95cm 25th 128cm 165cm 25th 190cm 185cm 25th 165cm 155cm
26th 130cm 95cm 26th 128cm 165cm 26th 195cm 185cm 26th 163cm 155cm
27th 130cm 100cm 27th 125cm 165cm 27th 195cm 185cm 27th 163cm 150cm
28th 130cm 100cm 28th 125cm 165cm 28th 193cm 185cm 28th 160cm 150cm
29th 130cm 100cm 29th 140cm 165cm 29th - 185cm 29th 160cm 150cm
30th 150cm 100cm 30th 142cm 170cm 30th 30th 160cm 150cm
31st 145cm 110cm 31st 142cm 170cm 31st 31st 165cm 150cm

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resort Tomamu. Please see our Lessons in English section for further details. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Nipotown' is located right in front of THE TOWER hotel is a snow debut park for children and first-timers. No lift tickets or admission fees are required.

A child care nursery is adjacent to the Nipotown and nursery plus snow play classes are available. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Style' area is located in the central area of the resort. 

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is open from 9am until 7pm.

Nighta is from 23rd December 2016 until 1st April 2017. Opening times for nighta are 4pm until 7pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and from 4pm until 6pm on Mondays to Thursdays.

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 5,400 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 8,900 yen 6,400 yen
3 Days 10,900 yen 8,800 yen
4 Days 14,000 yen 10,400 yen
5 Days 17,500 yen 11,600 yen
6 Days 21,000 yen 13,000 yen
7 Days 24,500 yen 14,500 yen
8 Days 28,000 yen 16,000 yen
9 Days 31,500 yen 18,000 yen
4 Hours 4,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Gondola Return 2,200 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 700 yen 700 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Senior ticket prices for tickets 1 day or longer are 20% off the normal adult charge.

Using the point/coupon system, lifts require 1-3 points for each ride.

Getting to Hoshino Resort Tomamu

By public transport
1.8km from Tomamu Station on the Sekisho Line
17.7km from Ochiai Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is located less than 2km from the small Tomamu Station on the Sekisho line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
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A resort shuttle bus operates from Tomamu Station.
By Car
5.9km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (16.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 136
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is just 5 minutes from the Tomamu IC exit of the Doto Expressway.

From the Tomamu IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 136. Keep on Road 136 by turning right at the traffic lights about 300m further on and then continue for another 4km. The approach road to Tomamu is on the right hand side and clearly signposted. The resort is about 70 minutes drive from Furano, 90 minutes drive from Shin Chitose Airport and about 105 minutes drive from Sapporo Minami IC.

>> More information on Doto Expressway

Numerous car parks are available at the base areas of Tomamu. Parking is free.

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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.
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