Otaru Tenguyama (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Otaru Tenguyama
小樽天狗山 (北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 8th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
Sightseeing ropeway operates through the year
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Otaru Tenguyama is located on the northern slopes of Tenguyama, just to the west of the main city area of Otaru in the western region of Hokkaido. There are some very fine views to be enjoyed over the city and sea on a clear day.

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

532m
410m
122m
42"
6
1700m
3
30%
20%
50%
Skiers
80%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
20%
1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Otaru Tenguyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 90cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 200cm
2nd - - 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 95cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th - 95cm 4th - 160cm 4th - 200cm
5th - - 5th - 95cm 5th - 160cm 5th - 200cm
6th - - 6th - 95cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 200cm
7th - - 7th - 95cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 200cm
8th - - 8th - 95cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 200cm
9th - 80cm 9th - 95cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 200cm
10th - 80cm 10th - 95cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 200cm
11th - 80cm 11th - 95cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 200cm
12th - 90cm 12th - 95cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 200cm
13th - 95cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 200cm
14th - 95cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 180cm 14th - 200cm
15th - 90cm 15th - 120cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 200cm
16th - 90cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 200cm
17th - 90cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 200cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 200cm
19th - 95cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 200cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 200cm
21st - 95cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 200cm
22nd - 95cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd - 95cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 195cm
24th - 95cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 180cm
25th - 95cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 180cm
26th - 95cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 200cm 26th - -
27th - 95cm 27th - 150cm 27th - 200cm 27th - -
28th - 95cm 28th - 150cm 28th - 200cm 28th - -
29th - 95cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 95cm 30th - 160cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 95cm 31st - 160cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Otaru Tenguyama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Otaru Tenguyama. 
Rental
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 'Summit Snow Park' up top with sledging and playing in the snow facilities. 
Park Information
Park information
 

Otaru Tenguyama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Otaru Tenguyama is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime. (The Summit Family lift operates daily until 28th February and then only on weekends and holidays).

Nighta is daily from Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 27th February 2019. On those days, the Ropeway and Panorama pair lift operate until 8:00pm.

Otaru Tenguyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
Over 60 years
1 Day 3,900 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
6 Hours 3,400 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,900 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
2 Hours 2,300 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
Panorama Lift (1 time) 470 yen 280 yen
Summit Family Lift (1 time) 240 yen 180 yen
1 Month Ticket 25,000 yen 14,000 yen 14,000 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 2,000 yen 1,600 yen
Nighta Season 15,000 yen 10,000 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Unless noted, tickets are valid on the Ropeway and lifts.

A 6 Hour ticket for children is 2,000 yen on Saturdays.

Ladies Day: 6 hour ticket on Wednesdays = 2,400 yen
Men's Day: 6 hour ticket on Tuesdays = 2,400 yen

Lift ticket packs that include a 1,000 yen lunch voucher are available.

Other food and drink related offers:

- buy a 1 day or 4 or 6 hour ticket on Mondays and get a 'mega size drink' between 10:00am and noon.
- eat in the restaurant between 4:00pm and 7:30pm on Thursdays and get a free bowl of rice.

Getting to Otaru Tenguyama

By public transport
Train
Train
3.1km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Otaru Tenguyama is about 3km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
4.9km from the Otaru IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (2.8km away)
Direction
Direction
Otaru Tenguyama is about 5km from the Otaru IC exit on the Sasson Expressway.

It is located to the south west of the city centre.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Mogami 2-16-15
Otaru-shi
Hokkaido
047-0023
Telephone
Telephone
0134-33-7381
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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