Hoshino Resort Tomamu resort review (Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido)

Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム
Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by hipsterandjane on 3rd February 2009
Hoshino Resort Tomamu review by hipsterandjane
This is a pretty surreal place. We had not planned on going there, but we ran into a well traveled Hokkaido skiier that called it the most underrated resort in Japan.

I won't go that far, but I definitely had a great time there. It is an over the top resort by all measures. Ice Bar, Wave Pool, 40 story hotels - over the top!

That being said I have never stayed on the 35th floor of a hotel before let alone one, with a chairlift at the bottom of the elevator.

There is a wide range of terrain at this place, the only thing it was missing was open bowls. I spent the first half a day wishing that there was more snow to cover the amazing terrain. The next day and a half I spent riding the best trees I have ever ridden in untouched, knee deep pow.

The downside was that there is not much other than the resort in terms of accommodation and food options. There is a little town at Tomamu, but most things were closed when we were there.
Date visited: From January, 2009
Snow condition on visit: Everything
Things I liked: Amazing trees, cool terrain
Things I didn't like: Expensive accomadation and food

Hoshino Resort Tomamu

星野リゾート トマム
Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 68
Snow conditions: 71
Courses/Terrain: 61
Lift system: 62
Apres ski: 47

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1239m
Min. elevation: 540m
Vertical: 699m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4200m
Number of lifts: 6

Other resorts nearby

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Location of Hoshino Resort Tomamu