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: Sunday 1st December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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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. 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 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 - 45cm 1st - 135cm 1st - 186cm 1st - 157cm
2nd - 57cm 2nd - 143cm 2nd - 188cm 2nd - 153cm
3rd - 57cm 3rd - 143cm 3rd - 186cm 3rd - 153cm
4th - 38cm 4th - 146cm 4th - 183cm 4th - 150cm
5th - 21cm 5th - 151cm 5th - 185cm 5th - 145cm
6th - 22cm 6th - 154cm 6th - 186cm 6th - 140cm
7th - 25cm 7th - 157cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 143cm
8th - 35cm 8th - 157cm 8th - 188cm 8th - 142cm
9th - 44cm 9th - 163cm 9th - 185cm 9th - 140cm
10th - 50cm 10th - 172cm 10th - 183cm 10th - 136cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 174cm 11th - 183cm 11th - 134cm
12th - 51cm 12th - 178cm 12th - 180cm 12th - 137cm
13th - 60cm 13th - 178cm 13th - 182cm 13th - 137cm
14th - 60cm 14th - 172cm 14th - 182cm 14th - 136cm
15th - 62cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 184cm 15th - 141cm
16th - 68cm 16th - 195cm 16th - 181cm 16th - 142cm
17th - 85cm 17th - 198cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 147cm
18th - 88cm 18th - 198cm 18th - 188cm 18th - 145cm
19th - 88cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 180cm 19th - 144cm
20th - 98cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 177cm 20th - 139cm
21st - 102cm 21st - 205cm 21st - 175cm 21st - 129cm
22nd - 102cm 22nd - 207cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 125cm
23rd - 102cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 176cm 23rd - 150cm
24th - 102cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 166cm 24th - 150cm
25th - 110cm 25th - 198cm 25th - 165cm 25th - 168cm
26th - 113cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 168cm
27th - 120cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 167cm
28th - 120cm 28th - 182cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 177cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 185cm 29th - - 29th - 185cm
30th - 135cm 30th - 180cm 30th 30th - 187cm
31st - 135cm 31st - 184cm 31st 31st - 178cm

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
There are many activities available at Tomamu including buggy tours, snowmobile tours, sledding, banana boat rides, snow rafting, ice fishing, snowshoe, cross country, curling and more. Definitely are resort that has much more going on than just skiing and snowboarding.

The 'Ice Village' is also a popular attraction, open from 10th December 2019 until 14th March 2020.

Child care nursery services are available for young children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Style' area is located in the Tomamu Mountain Side of the resort. 

Hoshino Resort 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 Resort 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 2019 and 4th April 2020.

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 5,900 yen 3,900 yen 4,700 yen
2 Days 10,000 yen 6,500 yen 8,000 yen
3 Days 13,500 yen 9,000 yen 10,800 yen
4 Days 16,500 yen 10,500 yen 13,200 yen
5 Days 20,500 yen 12,000 yen 16,400 yen
4 Hours 5,000 yen 3,200 yen 4,000 yen
Nighta 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Gondola Return 2,200 yen 1,300 yen 1,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 50,000 yen 20,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Early season tickets from opening until 20th December 2019 are available as follows:

Adults - 4,000 yen
Child - 2,000 yen
Senior - 2,000 yen

A few cheaper tickets are available to buy online on the official site.

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 Resorts 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

Note that not all trains on the line stop at Tomamu Station.
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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2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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