Hoshino Resort Tomamu (Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido)

Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム (北海道 占冠村)
Planned season: Friday 1st December 2017 until Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Hoshino Resort 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. The resort has been operating since 1983 and was originally known as Alpha Resort Tomamu. Be sure to wrap up well - it gets extremely cold!

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 Resort Tomamu Course Map

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Hoshino Resort Tomamu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 65cm - 1st 138cm 140cm 1st 188cm 144cm 1st 184cm 190cm
2nd 67cm - 2nd 138cm 135cm 2nd 188cm 149cm 2nd 220cm 185cm
3rd 70cm - 3rd 145cm 135cm 3rd 184cm 150cm 3rd 220cm 183cm
4th 70cm - 4th 145cm 130cm 4th 190cm 154cm 4th 225cm 180cm
5th 80cm - 5th 146cm 130cm 5th 190cm 157cm 5th 215cm 180cm
6th 80cm - 6th 148cm 125cm 6th 190cm 156cm 6th 215cm 187cm
7th 85cm - 7th 155cm 122cm 7th 188cm 155cm 7th 236cm 178cm
8th 95cm - 8th 155cm 124cm 8th 188cm 157cm 8th 230cm 189cm
9th 98cm - 9th 148cm 124cm 9th 193cm 159cm 9th 210cm 190cm
10th 99cm - 10th 148cm 125cm 10th 190cm 158cm 10th 183cm 190cm
11th 99cm - 11th 149cm 128cm 11th 192cm 165cm 11th 182cm 192cm
12th 100cm - 12th 154cm 125cm 12th 195cm 156cm 12th 178cm 192cm
13th 100cm - 13th 154cm 125cm 13th 195cm 156cm 13th 178cm 186cm
14th 107cm - 14th 154cm 124cm 14th 193cm 153cm 14th 174cm 182cm
15th 107cm 100cm 15th 154cm 122cm 15th 193cm 153cm 15th 173cm 176cm
16th 107cm 105cm 16th 160cm 122cm 16th 195cm 150cm 16th 177cm 169cm
17th 112cm 110cm 17th 160cm 120cm 17th 197cm 152cm 17th 178cm 168cm
18th 118cm 115cm 18th 160cm 120cm 18th 197cm 158cm 18th 175cm 167cm
19th 125cm 115cm 19th 162cm 120cm 19th 198cm 155cm 19th 173cm 167cm
20th 124cm 115cm 20th 168cm 120cm 20th 198cm 170cm 20th 173cm 161cm
21st 124cm 90cm 21st 168cm 118cm 21st 181cm 170cm 21st 170cm 156cm
22nd 124cm 90cm 22nd 170cm 116cm 22nd 185cm 174cm 22nd 168cm 155cm
23rd 124cm 120cm 23rd 168cm 132cm 23rd 189cm 175cm 23rd 168cm 160cm
24th 121cm 120cm 24th 170cm 133cm 24th 190cm 170cm 24th 167cm 165cm
25th 123cm 130cm 25th 170cm 128cm 25th 195cm 190cm 25th 170cm 165cm
26th 123cm 130cm 26th 176cm 128cm 26th 195cm 195cm 26th 170cm 163cm
27th 130cm 130cm 27th 183cm 125cm 27th 193cm 195cm 27th 165cm 163cm
28th 135cm 130cm 28th 185cm 125cm 28th 186cm 193cm 28th 165cm 160cm
29th 138cm 130cm 29th 185cm 140cm 29th - - 29th 155cm 160cm
30th 138cm 150cm 30th 188cm 142cm 30th 30th 145cm 160cm
31st 138cm 145cm 31st 188cm 142cm 31st 31st 145cm 165cm

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resort 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 2017 until 3rd April 2018, 9:30am until 4:30pm.

A child care nursery is adjacent to the Nipotown and nursery plus snow play classes are available. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Style' area is located in the central area of the resort. 

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is normally open from 8:45am until 4:30pm for daytime operations.

Nighta is officially from 4:00pm until 6:00pm and planned daily between 26th December 2017 and 2nd April 2018.

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

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 5,400 yen 3,800 yen
2 Days 9,400 yen 6,400 yen
3 Days 12,500 yen 8,800 yen
4 Days 15,500 yen 10,400 yen
5 Days 19,000 yen 11,600 yen
6 Days 22,800 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 32,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Senior ticket prices for tickets 1 day or longer are 20% off the normal adult charge.

Using the point/coupon system, lifts require 1-3 points for each ride.

Getting to Hoshino Resort 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 Resort Tomamu is located less than 2km from the small Tomamu Station on the Sekisho line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
More information on the Sekisho-sen train line
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 Resort 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.

>> More information on Doto Expressway

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

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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.

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