Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原 (山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
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 90cm 20cm 1st 160cm 130cm 1st 160cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 10cm 2nd 160cm 130cm 2nd 165cm 130cm
3rd - - 3rd 110cm 10cm 3rd 160cm 140cm 3rd 160cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 20cm 4th 160cm 140cm 4th 150cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 120cm 40cm 5th 165cm 140cm 5th 140cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 120cm 60cm 6th 160cm 130cm 6th 140cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 120cm 60cm 7th 160cm 140cm 7th 140cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 60cm 8th 160cm 150cm 8th 140cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 95cm 70cm 9th 160cm 150cm 9th 130cm 120cm
10th - - 10th 115cm 70cm 10th 160cm 150cm 10th 130cm 120cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 70cm 11th 160cm 150cm 11th 130cm 120cm
12th - - 12th 125cm 80cm 12th 170cm 170cm 12th 130cm 120cm
13th - - 13th 125cm 80cm 13th 170cm 170cm 13th 120cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 125cm 100cm 14th 170cm 170cm 14th 110cm 110cm
15th - - 15th 125cm 110cm 15th 160cm 170cm 15th 105cm 120cm
16th - - 16th 125cm 120cm 16th 160cm 160cm 16th 100cm 120cm
17th 50cm 30cm 17th 125cm 120cm 17th 160cm 160cm 17th 100cm 120cm
18th 50cm 40cm 18th 130cm 120cm 18th 170cm 160cm 18th 100cm 120cm
19th 60cm 30cm 19th 130cm 120cm 19th 165cm 160cm 19th 95cm 110cm
20th 75cm 30cm 20th 130cm 120cm 20th 160cm 160cm 20th 95cm 110cm
21st 75cm 10cm 21st 130cm 120cm 21st 160cm 165cm 21st 90cm 100cm
22nd 75cm 10cm 22nd 130cm 120cm 22nd 160cm 150cm 22nd 90cm 100cm
23rd 70cm 5cm 23rd 140cm 120cm 23rd 160cm 160cm 23rd 90cm 100cm
24th 70cm 5cm 24th 150cm 130cm 24th 160cm 150cm 24th 80cm 100cm
25th 40cm 5cm 25th 160cm 130cm 25th 160cm 150cm 25th 70cm 100cm
26th 40cm 5cm 26th 160cm 130cm 26th 160cm 140cm 26th 70cm 100cm
27th 70cm 0cm 27th 160cm 130cm 27th 155cm 140cm 27th 65cm 100cm
28th 80cm 10cm 28th 160cm 130cm 28th 165cm 130cm 28th 65cm 100cm
29th 80cm 15cm 29th 160cm 130cm 29th - - 29th 60cm 90cm
30th 90cm 20cm 30th 160cm 125cm 30th 30th 60cm 90cm
31st 90cm 20cm 31st 160cm 130cm 31st 31st 50cm 90cm

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 sledging area, tubing slider and banana boat ride. Individual charges for attractions. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tendo Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid 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 6th January.

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 1000 cars at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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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.

(Late May 2018)
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