Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原
(山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
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

690m
90m
600m
23"
6
600m
2
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
66%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
34%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Tendo Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

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

Tendo Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Tendo Kogen. 
Rental
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 specific snow park. 

Tendo Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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 11th January 2020.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tendo Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,050 yen 2,040 yen 2,040 yen
4 Hours 2,550 yen 1,630 yen 1,630 yen
Morning (9am-11am) 1,330 yen 1,330 yen 1,330 yen
Afternoon (2pm-closing) 1,330 yen 1,330 yen 1,330 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 130 yen 130 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,040 yen 1,330 yen 1,330 yen
Season Ticket 20,370 yen 15,270 yen 15,270 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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

Getting to Tendo Kogen

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

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

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About 90 minutes from Sendai by car.

Parking
Parking
There is a car park for about 1000 cars at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tamugino 1321
Tendo-shi
Yamagata-ken
994-0104
Telephone
Telephone
023-657-3628
2019-2020 UPDATES
18th 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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