Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido)

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム (北海道 占冠村)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Monday 1st April 2019
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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is located in the north eastern region of Shimukappu village in the central region of Hokkaido. Often just known as 'Tomamu', Hoshino Resort Tomamu is a large scale resort area that is popular for skiing and snowboarding in winter and many other outdoor activities during the summer months. The ski courses are spread across a wider area on the southern slopes of Mt Tomamu. As well as skiing and boarding, the Ice Village is another popular attraction at Tomamu in winter. The four tower buildings rising above a sea of low clouds ('unkai') is one enduring image of this resort and certainly a striking sight. Be sure to wrap up well - it gets extremely cold!

The resort has been operating since 1983 and was originally known as Alpha Resort Tomamu.

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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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Course Map

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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 65cm 1st - 138cm 1st - 188cm 1st - 184cm
2nd - 67cm 2nd - 138cm 2nd - 188cm 2nd - 220cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd - 145cm 3rd - 184cm 3rd - 220cm
4th - 70cm 4th - 145cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 225cm
5th - 80cm 5th - 146cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 215cm
6th - 80cm 6th - 148cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 215cm
7th - 85cm 7th - 155cm 7th - 188cm 7th - 236cm
8th - 95cm 8th - 155cm 8th - 188cm 8th - 230cm
9th - 98cm 9th - 148cm 9th - 193cm 9th - 210cm
10th - 99cm 10th - 148cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 183cm
11th - 99cm 11th - 149cm 11th - 192cm 11th - 182cm
12th - 100cm 12th - 154cm 12th - 195cm 12th - 178cm
13th - 100cm 13th - 154cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 178cm
14th - 107cm 14th - 154cm 14th - 193cm 14th - 174cm
15th - 107cm 15th - 154cm 15th - 193cm 15th - 173cm
16th - 107cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 195cm 16th - 177cm
17th - 112cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 197cm 17th - 178cm
18th - 118cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 197cm 18th - 175cm
19th - 125cm 19th - 162cm 19th - 198cm 19th - 173cm
20th - 124cm 20th - 168cm 20th - 198cm 20th - 173cm
21st - 124cm 21st - 168cm 21st - 181cm 21st - 170cm
22nd - 124cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 185cm 22nd - 168cm
23rd - 124cm 23rd - 168cm 23rd - 189cm 23rd - 168cm
24th - 121cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 167cm
25th - 123cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 195cm 25th - 170cm
26th - 123cm 26th - 176cm 26th - 195cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 130cm 27th - 183cm 27th - 193cm 27th - 165cm
28th - 135cm 28th - 185cm 28th - 186cm 28th - 165cm
29th - 138cm 29th - 185cm 29th - - 29th - 155cm
30th - 138cm 30th - 188cm 30th 30th - 145cm
31st - 138cm 31st - 188cm 31st 31st - 145cm

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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu. Please see our Lessons in English section for further details. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Nipotown' is located right in front of THE TOWER hotel is a snow debut park for children and first-timers. No lift tickets or admission fees are required. Open from 1st December 2018 until 1st April 2019, 9:00am until 4:30pm.

'Adventure Mountain' is a story-themed family area. Open from 23rd December 2018 until 31st March 2019 and entry is free.

A child care nursery is adjacent to the Nipotown and nursery (2 month-6 years) plus snow play classes are available. Charges are 1,200 yen for 30 minutes (limited to 15 children). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Style' area is located in the Tomamu Mountain Side of the resort. 

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm for daytime operations.

Nighta is officially from 4:00pm until 6:00pm and planned daily between 26th December 2018 and 31st March 2019.

The Gondola and Tomamu Express lifts operations may be extended until 4:00pm from February (they usually stop at 3:30pm).

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 5,500 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 9,500 yen 6,500 yen
3 Days 12,500 yen 8,900 yen
4 Days 15,500 yen 10,500 yen
5 Days 19,200 yen 12,000 yen
6 Days 23,000 yen 13,000 yen
7 Days 26,600 yen 14,500 yen
8 Days 30,400 yen 16,000 yen
9 Days 34,200 yen 18,000 yen
4 Hours 4,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Gondola Return 2,200 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 700 yen 700 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Using the point/coupon system, lifts require 1-3 points for each ride.

Getting to Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

By public transport
1.8km from Tomamu Station on the Sekisho Line
17.7km from Ochiai Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is located less than 2km from the small Tomamu Station on the Sekisho line.

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A resort shuttle bus operates from Tomamu Station.
By Car
5.9km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (16.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 136
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is just 5 minutes from the Tomamu IC exit of the Doto Expressway.

From the Tomamu IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 136. Keep on Road 136 by turning right at the traffic lights about 300m further on and then continue for another 4km. The approach road to Tomamu is on the right hand side and clearly signposted. The resort is about 70 minutes drive from Furano, 90 minutes drive from Shin Chitose Airport and about 105 minutes drive from Sapporo Minami IC.

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Numerous car parks are available at the base areas of Tomamu. Parking is free.

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The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

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(30th October 2018)
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