Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
札幌藻岩山 (北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Mid December 2017 until late March 2018
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. 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 45cm 130cm 1st 80cm 145cm 1st 90cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 125cm 2nd 75cm 155cm 2nd 110cm 135cm
3rd - - 3rd 45cm 125cm 3rd 75cm 155cm 3rd 130cm 135cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 125cm 4th 75cm 150cm 4th 125cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 55cm 140cm 5th 75cm 140cm 5th 110cm 135cm
6th - - 6th 55cm 140cm 6th 85cm 140cm 6th 110cm 130cm
7th - - 7th 65cm 135cm 7th 80cm 140cm 7th 110cm 130cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 130cm 8th 80cm 145cm 8th 105cm 135cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 125cm 9th 80cm 140cm 9th 100cm 130cm
10th - - 10th 55cm 125cm 10th 80cm 135cm 10th 95cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 130cm 11th 80cm 130cm 11th 95cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 50cm 140cm 12th 85cm 135cm 12th 95cm 135cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 140cm 13th 85cm 135cm 13th 90cm 130cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 135cm 14th 85cm 140cm 14th 90cm 130cm
15th 30cm - 15th 70cm 135cm 15th 95cm 140cm 15th 80cm 130cm
16th 40cm 100cm 16th 70cm 130cm 16th 90cm 140cm 16th 95cm 125cm
17th 40cm 100cm 17th 65cm 130cm 17th 95cm 130cm 17th 120cm 125cm
18th 35cm 100cm 18th 60cm 130cm 18th 100cm 135cm 18th 115cm 125cm
19th 35cm 95cm 19th 70cm 130cm 19th 105cm 130cm 19th 105cm 120cm
20th 40cm 90cm 20th 65cm 135cm 20th 100cm 130cm 20th 105cm 118cm
21st 40cm 90cm 21st 65cm 130cm 21st 100cm 135cm 21st 105cm 115cm
22nd 40cm 90cm 22nd 70cm 125cm 22nd 95cm 135cm 22nd 100cm 110cm
23rd 35cm 125cm 23rd 70cm 140cm 23rd 100cm 135cm 23rd 95cm 125cm
24th 30cm 140cm 24th 80cm 140cm 24th 100cm 140cm 24th 95cm 160cm
25th 30cm 135cm 25th 80cm 160cm 25th 95cm 135cm 25th 85cm 155cm
26th 30cm 130cm 26th 90cm 150cm 26th 95cm 150cm 26th 80cm 130cm
27th 40cm 140cm 27th 85cm 150cm 27th 95cm 155cm 27th 75cm 125cm
28th 40cm 135cm 28th 80cm 140cm 28th 90cm 155cm 28th 70cm 115cm
29th 35cm 135cm 29th 80cm 140cm 29th - - 29th 55cm 110cm
30th 40cm 135cm 30th 80cm 135cm 30th 30th 45cm 105cm
31st 35cm 140cm 31st 80cm 155cm 31st 31st 35cm 110cm

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, 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

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.
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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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
Current resort snow depth
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