Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
札幌藻岩山 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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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. 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

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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
1st - - 1st 50cm 45cm 1st 80cm 80cm 1st 65cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 45cm 2nd 80cm 75cm 2nd 65cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 45cm 3rd 80cm 75cm 3rd 65cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 45cm 55cm 4th 75cm 75cm 4th 60cm 125cm
5th - - 5th 45cm 55cm 5th 75cm 75cm 5th 60cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 55cm 6th 90cm 85cm 6th 60cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 65cm 7th 100cm 80cm 7th 60cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 60cm 8th 100cm 80cm 8th 55cm 105cm
9th - - 9th 55cm 50cm 9th 90cm 80cm 9th 55cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 55cm 55cm 10th 90cm 80cm 10th 50cm 95cm
11th - - 11th 65cm 50cm 11th 85cm 80cm 11th 45cm 95cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 80cm 85cm 12th 45cm 95cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 70cm 13th 80cm 85cm 13th 45cm 90cm
14th 15cm - 14th 65cm 70cm 14th 85cm 85cm 14th 45cm 90cm
15th 15cm 30cm 15th 60cm 70cm 15th 85cm 95cm 15th 45cm 80cm
16th - 40cm 16th 65cm 70cm 16th 80cm 90cm 16th 45cm 95cm
17th - 40cm 17th 70cm 65cm 17th 80cm 95cm 17th 50cm 120cm
18th - 35cm 18th 75cm 60cm 18th 80cm 100cm 18th 50cm 115cm
19th - 35cm 19th 75cm 70cm 19th 75cm 105cm 19th 50cm 105cm
20th 40cm 40cm 20th 65cm 65cm 20th 75cm 100cm 20th 40cm 105cm
21st 40cm 40cm 21st 65cm 65cm 21st 75cm 100cm 21st 40cm 105cm
22nd 35cm 40cm 22nd 65cm 70cm 22nd 75cm 95cm 22nd 30cm 100cm
23rd 30cm 35cm 23rd 65cm 70cm 23rd 70cm 100cm 23rd 50cm 95cm
24th 30cm 30cm 24th 80cm 80cm 24th 80cm 100cm 24th 40cm 95cm
25th 30cm 30cm 25th 80cm 80cm 25th 70cm 95cm 25th 40cm 85cm
26th 30cm 30cm 26th 100cm 90cm 26th 70cm 95cm 26th 35cm 80cm
27th 35cm 40cm 27th 195cm 85cm 27th 70cm 95cm 27th 35cm 75cm
28th 40cm 40cm 28th 85cm 80cm 28th 70cm 90cm 28th 35cm 70cm
29th 35cm 35cm 29th 90cm 80cm 29th - - 29th - 55cm
30th 35cm 40cm 30th 85cm 80cm 30th 30th - 45cm
31st 45cm 35cm 31st 85cm 80cm 31st 31st - 35cm

Previous Statistics

Sapporo Moiwayama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Sapporo Moiwayama. 
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 special 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Sapporo Moiwayama is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm on weekdays and from 8:30am until 9:00pm on holidays.

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

On 31st December 2018, the ski hill is open from 8:30am until 3:00pm.

Sapporo Moiwayama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
7 Hours 3,400 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hours 2,900 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
3 Hours 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 330 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,200 yen 2,300 yen
Nighta 16 (4pm-9pm) 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Nighta 18 (6pm-9pm) 1,200 yen 1,200 yen
Season Ticket 43,000 yen 25,000 yen 34,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 'Gogo Pack 1+1' includes one 5 hour ticket for one adult and one child.

A 'Gogo Pack 2+1' pack includes one 5 hour ticket for two adults and one child.

Tickets that include lunch are also available.

Getting to Sapporo Moiwayama

By public transport
4.6km from Makomanai Station on the Sapporo Shiei Chikatetsu Nanboku line
8.8km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport 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
No shuttle bus service information is available but scheduled bus trips to the resort are available.
By 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)
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
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

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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