Sapporo Moiwayama (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Moiwayama
(北海道 札幌市)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth 90cm (5cm) [updated on 28th February 2020]

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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

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

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 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
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 2019, Sapporo Moiwayama 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 3,800 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
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
Buses to the resort bases are available from Makomanai Station and take 15-20 minutes. Charges apply - around 250 yen.
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

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

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