Sapporo Teine is located on Mt Teine in the Teine Ward of Sapporo city, and to the north-west of the city centre. Originally it was two separate ski hills called Teine Olympia and Teine Highland. Teine Olympia has been operating since 1965. Various events at the Sapporo Olympics in 1972 were held at Teine Olympia including alpine skiing, bobsleigh and luge. Teine Highland opened after the Olympics in 1974. A gondola that properly connected the two areas was opened in 2004 and since 2005 the re-named 'Sapporo Teine' has been operating fully as one. There are still some nods to the past though, with the two areas named Olympia Zone and Highland Zone.
‘Teine Gate’, near the Summit Patrol Center, allows access to backcountry at Sapporo Teine.
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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sapporo Teine.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Kyoryu (Dinosaur) Kids Park' is located at the base of the Olympia Zone. It has a tubing zone, sledding zone and ski/snowboard zone. Entry is 900 yen.
The 'Terrain Park' is located by the base of the Highland Zone. There is also a 'Beginners Cross' course in the Olympia Zone.
Sapporo Teine Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late November until Early May
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 8:45pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:45pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Highland Zone opening dates: Open daily Normally 9:00am until 4:45pm No nighta
Olympia Zone opening dates: Saturday 5th December 2020 - Sunday 28th March 2021 Normally 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime Nighta until 8:45pm (until 6:00pm on 31st December)
Sapporo Teine Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age & under
High School age
60 years & over
Season Ticket (nighta)
2020-2021 Season lift tickets
The 6 Hour ticket is valid for six hours from time of purchase. The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from time of purchase. The 2 Hour ticket is valid for two hours from time of purchase. The Lunch Pack includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher as well as 1 day lift ticket.
The Nighta season ticket is valid from 5th December 2020 until 28th March 2021 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm (last lift at 8:45pm).
There are three levels of the K Winter Pass ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school, rental for the ticket owner and friends and other stuff. The full price for the Standard ticket is 90,200 yen for adults; 65,300 yen for high school students and 53,500 yen for younger children. The most expensive Premium ticket costs 161,600 yen!
Getting to Sapporo Teine
By public transport
7.1km from Teine Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
17.2km from Sapporo Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Teine Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is about 7km from the ski hill.
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