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

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Otaru Tenguyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 90cm 1st 100cm 160cm 1st 120cm 200cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 95cm 2nd 100cm 160cm 2nd 120cm 200cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 95cm 3rd 100cm 160cm 3rd 110cm 200cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 95cm 4th 100cm 160cm 4th 110cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 95cm 5th 100cm 160cm 5th 110cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 95cm 6th 110cm 160cm 6th 110cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 95cm 7th 120cm 160cm 7th 95cm 200cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 95cm 8th 120cm 160cm 8th 95cm 200cm
9th - 80cm 9th 80cm 95cm 9th 120cm 160cm 9th 95cm 200cm
10th - 80cm 10th 80cm 95cm 10th 120cm 160cm 10th 95cm 200cm
11th - 80cm 11th 80cm 95cm 11th 120cm 160cm 11th 95cm 200cm
12th - 90cm 12th 80cm 95cm 12th 120cm 160cm 12th 95cm 200cm
13th - 95cm 13th 90cm 110cm 13th 120cm 170cm 13th 95cm 200cm
14th - 95cm 14th 90cm 110cm 14th 120cm 180cm 14th 90cm 200cm
15th 40cm 90cm 15th 90cm 120cm 15th 120cm 190cm 15th 90cm 200cm
16th 40cm 90cm 16th 90cm 120cm 16th 120cm 190cm 16th 90cm 200cm
17th 50cm 90cm 17th 90cm 120cm 17th 120cm 190cm 17th 90cm 200cm
18th 40cm 90cm 18th 90cm 120cm 18th 120cm 190cm 18th 90cm 200cm
19th 40cm 95cm 19th 90cm 130cm 19th 120cm 190cm 19th 90cm 200cm
20th 40cm 90cm 20th 90cm 130cm 20th 130cm 190cm 20th 90cm 200cm
21st 50cm 95cm 21st 90cm 130cm 21st 130cm 190cm 21st 90cm 200cm
22nd 40cm 95cm 22nd 90cm 130cm 22nd 130cm 190cm 22nd 90cm 200cm
23rd 40cm 95cm 23rd 90cm 130cm 23rd 120cm 200cm 23rd 90cm 195cm
24th 40cm 95cm 24th 90cm 140cm 24th 120cm 200cm 24th 90cm 180cm
25th 40cm 95cm 25th 90cm 140cm 25th 120cm 200cm 25th - 180cm
26th 50cm 95cm 26th 90cm 140cm 26th 120cm 200cm 26th - -
27th 60cm 95cm 27th 90cm 150cm 27th 120cm 200cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 95cm 28th 90cm 150cm 28th 120cm 200cm 28th - -
29th 60cm 95cm 29th 90cm 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 60cm 95cm 30th 100cm 160cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm 95cm 31st 100cm 160cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Otaru Tenguyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Otaru Tenguyama. 
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
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 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
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
3.1km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Otaru Tenguyama is about 3km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
4.9km from the Otaru IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (2.8km away)
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
There is parking for over 500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

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