Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原 (山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Saturday 31st March 2019
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Tendo Kogen is a small ski hill located in Tendo city to the north east of Yamagata city in the eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Tendo Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 65cm 90cm 1st 120cm 160cm 1st 80cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 90cm 2nd 120cm 160cm 2nd 75cm 165cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 110cm 3rd 130cm 160cm 3rd 70cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 130cm 4th 110cm 160cm 4th 70cm 150cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 120cm 5th 100cm 165cm 5th 70cm 140cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 120cm 6th 100cm 160cm 6th 70cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 120cm 7th 100cm 160cm 7th 70cm 140cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 120cm 8th 100cm 160cm 8th 70cm 140cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 95cm 9th 100cm 160cm 9th 70cm 130cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 115cm 10th 100cm 160cm 10th 70cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 120cm 11th 100cm 160cm 11th 60cm 130cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 125cm 12th 100cm 170cm 12th 55cm 130cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 125cm 13th 100cm 170cm 13th 55cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 90cm 125cm 14th 100cm 170cm 14th 55cm 110cm
15th - - 15th 90cm 125cm 15th 100cm 160cm 15th 55cm 105cm
16th - - 16th 90cm 125cm 16th 100cm 160cm 16th 50cm 100cm
17th - 50cm 17th 90cm 125cm 17th 100cm 160cm 17th 50cm 100cm
18th - 50cm 18th 90cm 130cm 18th 100cm 170cm 18th 50cm 100cm
19th - 60cm 19th 95cm 130cm 19th 90cm 165cm 19th 50cm 95cm
20th - 75cm 20th 95cm 130cm 20th 90cm 160cm 20th 50cm 95cm
21st - 75cm 21st 100cm 130cm 21st 90cm 160cm 21st 40cm 90cm
22nd 30cm 75cm 22nd 100cm 130cm 22nd 85cm 160cm 22nd 40cm 90cm
23rd 30cm 70cm 23rd 100cm 140cm 23rd 85cm 160cm 23rd 40cm 90cm
24th 30cm 70cm 24th 110cm 150cm 24th 85cm 160cm 24th 40cm 80cm
25th 30cm 40cm 25th 110cm 160cm 25th 80cm 160cm 25th - 70cm
26th 30cm 40cm 26th 110cm 160cm 26th 80cm 160cm 26th - 70cm
27th 30cm 70cm 27th 110cm 160cm 27th 80cm 155cm 27th - 65cm
28th 40cm 80cm 28th 110cm 160cm 28th 80cm 165cm 28th - 65cm
29th 45cm 80cm 29th 110cm 160cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th 60cm 90cm 30th 120cm 160cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st 60cm 90cm 31st 120cm 160cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Tendo Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Tendo Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Land' with a 'snow roller', 'tube slider' and banana boat ride. Individual charges for attractions (around 100 yen). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tendo Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tendo Kogen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the start of the season and then until 4:30pm from 12th January 2019.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tendo Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
7 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Morning (9am-11am) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Afternoon (2pm-closing) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 130 yen 130 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 7 Hour ticket is valid for seven hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Tendo Kogen

By public transport
14.4km from Tendo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
14.4km from Tendo Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Tendo Kogen is less than 15km from Tendo Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
More information on the Ou Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
15.4km from the Tendo IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
16.6km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
20.8km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 48 (9.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 281
Tendo Kogen is about 15.5km from the Tendo IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway and about 21km from the Yamagata Kita IC exit of the Yamagata Expressway.

The ski hill is located by the side of Prefecture Road 281 to the east of central Tendo city.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

There is a car park for about 1,000 cars at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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