Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
札幌藻岩山
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Mid December 2020 until late 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.

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
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1st - - 1st - - 1st - 30cm 1st - 100cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 95cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 60cm 4th - 95cm
5th - - 5th - 20cm 5th - 60cm 5th - 95cm
6th - - 6th - 20cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th - 20cm 7th - 75cm 7th - 125cm
8th - - 8th - 20cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 110cm
9th - - 9th - 20cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th - 20cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - 20cm 11th - 90cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 20cm 12th - 80cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th - 20cm 13th - 65cm 13th - 80cm
14th - - 14th - 20cm 14th - 55cm 14th - 80cm
15th - - 15th - 20cm 15th - 50cm 15th - 75cm
16th - - 16th - 20cm 16th - 55cm 16th - 75cm
17th - - 17th - 20cm 17th - 75cm 17th - 75cm
18th - - 18th - 20cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 75cm
19th - - 19th - 20cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 70cm
20th - - 20th - 25cm 20th - 95cm 20th - 70cm
21st - - 21st - 40cm 21st - 90cm 21st - 60cm
22nd - - 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 85cm 22nd - 55cm
23rd - - 23rd - 35cm 23rd - 80cm 23rd - 50cm
24th - - 24th - 30cm 24th - 95cm 24th - 55cm
25th - - 25th - 40cm 25th - 105cm 25th - 50cm
26th - - 26th - 40cm 26th - 95cm 26th - 50cm
27th - - 27th - 35cm 27th - 85cm 27th - 45cm
28th - - 28th - 35cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 30cm
29th - - 29th - 35cm 29th - 100cm 29th - 25cm
30th - - 30th - 35cm 30th 30th - 20cm
31st - - 31st - 35cm 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 open from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

Open from 8:30am until 3:00pm on 31st December 2020.

Nighta is from 4:00pm until 9:00pm.

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 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Tickets that include lunch are also available:

7 hours - 4,400 yen
5 hours - 3,900 yen

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

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 resort 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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