Tengendai Kogen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Tengendai Kogen
天元台高原 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until early May 2017
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Tengendai Kogenis located in the south-western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Fukushima. This resort boasts of a very long season and with a high altitude upwards of 1800m, good snow quality makes it quite popular. There is a 3000m long narrow course that goes from the top of the Ropeway station back down to base. Tengendai Kogen has been operating since 1963.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Tengendai Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 100cm 200cm 1st 220cm 230cm 1st 280cm 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 150cm 2nd 240cm 230cm 2nd 280cm 220cm
3rd - 5cm 3rd 100cm 130cm 3rd 260cm 230cm 3rd 280cm 220cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 130cm 4th 260cm 230cm 4th 280cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 130cm 5th 260cm 240cm 5th 280cm 230cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 130cm 6th 260cm 240cm 6th 280cm 230cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 130cm 7th 250cm 240cm 7th 280cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 140cm 8th 250cm 240cm 8th 280cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 140cm 9th 290cm 240cm 9th 280cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 150cm 140cm 10th 270cm 240cm 10th 280cm 220cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 140cm 11th 270cm 240cm 11th 300cm 220cm
12th - - 12th 160cm 140cm 12th 290cm 240cm 12th 320cm 220cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 140cm 13th 300cm 240cm 13th 320cm 220cm
14th - - 14th 160cm 160cm 14th 300cm 240cm 14th 320cm 220cm
15th 80cm 40cm 15th 190cm 160cm 15th 300cm 210cm 15th 320cm 220cm
16th 100cm 40cm 16th 210cm 160cm 16th 300cm 210cm 16th 320cm 220cm
17th 120cm 25cm 17th 210cm 160cm 17th 300cm 210cm 17th 320cm 220cm
18th 120cm 50cm 18th 210cm 160cm 18th 300cm 210cm 18th 320cm 220cm
19th 120cm 60cm 19th 210cm 160cm 19th 290cm 210cm 19th 320cm 220cm
20th 120cm 70cm 20th 210cm 160cm 20th 290cm 210cm 20th 320cm 220cm
21st 100cm 70cm 21st 210cm 160cm 21st 290cm 200cm 21st 320cm 200cm
22nd 100cm 80cm 22nd 210cm 160cm 22nd 290cm 200cm 22nd 320cm 200cm
23rd 90cm 80cm 23rd 210cm 160cm 23rd 290cm 200cm 23rd 320cm 200cm
24th 90cm 80cm 24th 220cm 180cm 24th 290cm 200cm 24th 320cm 200cm
25th 90cm 70cm 25th 230cm 200cm 25th 290cm 200cm 25th 320cm 200cm
26th 90cm 90cm 26th 230cm 220cm 26th 280cm 200cm 26th 320cm 200cm
27th 90cm 100cm 27th 230cm 220cm 27th 280cm 220cm 27th 330cm 200cm
28th 90cm 150cm 28th 220cm 220cm 28th 280cm 220cm 28th 330cm 200cm
29th 90cm 150cm 29th 220cm 230cm 29th - 220cm 29th 330cm 200cm
30th 90cm 160cm 30th 220cm 230cm 30th 30th 330cm 200cm
31st 100cm 160cm 31st 220cm 230cm 31st 31st 330cm 200cm

Previous Statistics

Tengendai Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tengendai Kogen 
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
There is a 'Family Park' area at the top of the Ropeway (which is effectively the base of the ski hill). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tengendai Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:20am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
The Ropeway is open from 8:20am until 5pm. The lifts are open from 8:30am until 4pm. On Saturdays the resort opens at 8am.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tengendai Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High Schoo age
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 3,300 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
5 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Season Ticket 52,000 yen 36,000 yen 42,000 yen 42,000 yen
Afternoon Ticket 3,600 yen 2,800 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Ropeway return 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Ropeway one-way 800 yen 600 yen 800 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 350 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Afternoon Ticket is valid from 12 noon.

Getting to Tengendai Kogen

By public transport
20.2km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
17.3km from Minami Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
20.2km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Tengendai Kogen is just over 17km from Minami Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line.

The Yamagata Shinkansen stops at Yonezawa Station a bit further to the north.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
A public bus service is available between Yonezawa Station the resort.
By Car
25.6km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
53.2km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (10.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Tengendai Kogen is located in Yoneyama city, to the south of the central city area.

The Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road is just over 25km away.

From the IC exit turn right and after about 350m turn left onto Route 121. After about 6.5km keep going straight on as the road changes to Prefecture Road 233. 2km later the road changes to Prefecture Road 234 and then later into Prefecture Road 2... keep going straight on all the way to the turn off for Tengendai Kogen Ropeway.

Note that Prefecture Road 2 continues into Fukushima Prefecture from this point but is closed in the winter months.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
There is a car park by the base of the Ropeway.

More Information

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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Tengendai Kogen by road (in winter)
Onogawa (14.3km)
Yonezawa (28.5km)
Kuriko Kokusai (33.9km)
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