Tenzan Resort (Saga City, Saga)

Tenzan Resort
天山リゾート (佐賀県 佐賀市)
Planned season: Late November 2018 until late March 2019
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Tenzan Resort is located on the northern slopes of Mt Tenzan to the north west of central Saga city in Saga Prefecture. The region does not get much natural snow. Artificial snow is used on the slopes with any real snow being a bonus! It is about 1 hour from Fukuoka making it popular for people living in that northern region of Kyushu. Tenzan Resort first opened in 1989 and it is the most westerly ski hill in Japan.

Tenzan Resort is the only ski hill in Saga Prefecture and one of only a few on the island of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of the four main islands.

The Mountain

900m
180m
720m
22"
3
1000m
2
15%
70%
15%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Tenzan Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
season
1st 30cm 30cm 1st 40cm 40cm 1st 30cm 50cm 1st 20cm 30cm
2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd 40cm 40cm 2nd 30cm 50cm 2nd 20cm 40cm
3rd - 40cm 3rd 40cm 40cm 3rd 30cm 40cm 3rd 20cm 40cm
4th 0cm 40cm 4th 40cm 40cm 4th 20cm 50cm 4th 20cm 40cm
5th - 40cm 5th 40cm 40cm 5th 20cm 50cm 5th 20cm 40cm
6th 0cm 40cm 6th 40cm 40cm 6th 30cm 60cm 6th 20cm 30cm
7th 0cm 40cm 7th 40cm 40cm 7th 30cm 60cm 7th 20cm 30cm
8th 20cm 40cm 8th 40cm 40cm 8th 30cm 60cm 8th 20cm 20cm
9th 30cm 40cm 9th 40cm 40cm 9th 30cm 50cm 9th 20cm 20cm
10th 30cm 35cm 10th 40cm 40cm 10th 30cm 40cm 10th 20cm 20cm
11th 30cm 40cm 11th 40cm 40cm 11th 30cm 40cm 11th 20cm 20cm
12th 30cm 40cm 12th 40cm 40cm 12th 30cm 50cm 12th 20cm -
13th 30cm 40cm 13th 40cm 40cm 13th 30cm 50cm 13th 20cm -
14th 30cm 40cm 14th 40cm 40cm 14th 30cm 50cm 14th 20cm -
15th 30cm 40cm 15th 40cm 80cm 15th 30cm 40cm 15th 20cm -
16th 30cm 40cm 16th 40cm 70cm 16th 30cm 40cm 16th 20cm -
17th 30cm 40cm 17th 40cm 60cm 17th 30cm 40cm 17th 20cm -
18th 30cm 40cm 18th 40cm 40cm 18th 30cm 40cm 18th 20cm -
19th 30cm 40cm 19th 40cm 40cm 19th 30cm 40cm 19th 15cm -
20th 30cm 40cm 20th 30cm 40cm 20th 30cm 40cm 20th - -
21st 30cm 40cm 21st 30cm 40cm 21st 30cm 40cm 21st - -
22nd 30cm 40cm 22nd 30cm 40cm 22nd 30cm 40cm 22nd - -
23rd 30cm 40cm 23rd 40cm 40cm 23rd 20cm 40cm 23rd - -
24th 30cm 40cm 24th 40cm 50cm 24th 20cm 40cm 24th - -
25th 30cm 40cm 25th 40cm 50cm 25th 20cm 40cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 40cm 26th 40cm 50cm 26th 20cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 30cm 40cm 27th 40cm 50cm 27th 20cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 40cm 28th 40cm 50cm 28th 20cm 40cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 40cm 29th 40cm 50cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 30cm 40cm 30th 40cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st 40cm 40cm 31st 30cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Tenzan Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tenzan Resort. 
Rental
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 is a sledging area by the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tenzan Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tenzan Resort is generally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm during the daytime.

From 14th December 2018 until 2nd March 2019, it is open from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Saturday evenings. (Previously it opened until 1am the next morning).

Tenzan Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Senior
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 5,500 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 5,000 yen 3,000 yen
Afternoon (1pm-5pm) 4,000 yen
Night (5pm-9pm) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 day ticket is valid from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid on weekdays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.

Nighta is on Saturdays between 14th December 2018 and 2nd March 2019.

A special 'entry charge' (3000 yen) is included in the above lift ticket prices.

Getting to Tenzan Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
16.3km from Kyuragi Station on the Karatsu Line
Transport Information
Information
Kyuragi Station on the Katatsu Line is just over 16km away.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
20.8km from the Saga Yamato IC on the Nagasaki Expressway
20.9km from the Taku IC on the Nagasaki Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 323 (10km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 37
Direction
Direction
Tenzan Resort is about 21km from the Saga Yamato IC and Taku IC exits on the Nagasaki Expressway.

Approach the ski hill using Prefecture Road 37.
Parking
Parking
There is a car park at the base area.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
2338-6 Fujicho Ichikawa
Saga-shi
Saga-ken
840-0503
Telephone
Telephone
0952-58-2336
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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