Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
札幌藻岩山
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 18th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Sapporo Moiwayamais located in the Minami Ward region of Sapporo city in Hokkaido, less than 10km from the city centre. It is promoted as the closest ski resort from central Sapporo. However, note that it is a skiers-only hill and so snowboarders are not allowed on the slopes. (Doh!)

Moiwayama has been operating since 1960. The Number 2 triple lift will not be operating for night skiing this season.

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

448m
275m
173m
38"
10
2620m
5
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
100%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
0%
0 0 0 2 2 1 0
Sapporo Moiwayama is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Sapporo Moiwayama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
21/22
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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21/22
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20/21
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20/21
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1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 100cm 1st - 110cm
2nd - - 2nd - 45cm 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 125cm
3rd - - 3rd - 45cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 135cm
4th - - 4th - 45cm 4th - 105cm 4th - 135cm
5th - - 5th - 45cm 5th - 105cm 5th - 130cm
6th - - 6th - 45cm 6th - 105cm 6th - 130cm
7th - - 7th - 45cm 7th - 105cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 120cm 8th - 115cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th - 115cm 9th - 115cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 120cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 115cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 115cm
13th - - 13th - 65cm 13th - 105cm 13th - 110cm
14th - - 14th - 75cm 14th - 100cm 14th - 110cm
15th - - 15th - 75cm 15th - 95cm 15th - 105cm
16th - - 16th - 80cm 16th - 95cm 16th - 100cm
17th - - 17th - 85cm 17th - 95cm 17th - 95cm
18th - - 18th - 85cm 18th - 105cm 18th - 100cm
19th - - 19th - 90cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 105cm
20th - - 20th - 100cm 20th - 105cm 20th - 100cm
21st - 10cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 10cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - 95cm 22nd - 95cm
23rd - 10cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - 95cm 23rd - 95cm
24th - 10cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 105cm 24th - 90cm
25th - 15cm 25th - 105cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 90cm
26th - 20cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 100cm 26th - 80cm
27th - 35cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 115cm 27th - 75cm
28th - 35cm 28th - 85cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 70cm
29th - 35cm 29th - 95cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 35cm 30th - 95cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 35cm 31st - 100cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Moiwayama Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Sapporo Moiwayama. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Nakayoshi Hiroba' play area for children at the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no specific snow park facilities. 

Sapporo Moiwayama Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Moiwayama is normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm from 2nd January until 28th February 2021.

Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm from opening until 1st January 2021.

Night skiing is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm. Note that the Number 2 triple lift will not be operating for night skiing this season.

The ski area is closed from 22nd-25th March 2021.

Sapporo Moiwayama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
7 Hours 3,800 yen 2,700 yen
5 Hours 3,300 yen 2,700 yen 2,500 yen
3 Hours 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 370 yen 280 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,600 yen 2,600 yen
Nighta 16 (4pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 18 (6pm-9pm) 1,400 yen 1,400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 47,000 yen 27,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 18,000 yen
Season (from 1st Feb) 25,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The Gogo Pack 1+1 costs 5,400yen and includes a 5 hour ticket for 1 adult and 1 child

The Gogo Pack 2+1 costs 8,100yen and includes a 5 hour ticket for 2 adults and 1 child

A one day ticket for people 70 years and over is 1,500 yen.

Getting to Sapporo Moiwayama

By public transport
Train
Train
4.6km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
8.8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The base is about 5km from the Makomanai Station of the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
bus
Bus
Buses to the ski area bases are available from Makomanai Station and take 15-20 minutes. Charges apply - around 250 yen.
By Car
Car
13.1km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
14.6km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (1.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Sapporo Moiwayama is about 13km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway and just under 15km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway

About 30 minutes from Sapporo Station by car.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for a total of about 700 vehicles at the two base areas. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Moiwashita 1991
Minami-ku
Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
005-0040
Telephone
Telephone
011-581-0914
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