Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原
(山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 26th December 2020 until late March 2021
Official snow depth --- [updated on 16th April 2021]

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Tendo Kogen is a small ski area 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"
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600m
2
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60%
Skiers
66%
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Boarders
34%
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Tendo Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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1st 0cm - 1st 80cm 2cm 1st 125cm 30cm 1st 110cm 35cm
2nd 0cm - 2nd 90cm 10cm 2nd 120cm 30cm 2nd 100cm 35cm
3rd 0cm - 3rd 100cm 10cm 3rd 130cm 30cm 3rd 90cm -
4th 0cm - 4th 100cm 10cm 4th 145cm 30cm 4th 80cm -
5th 0cm - 5th 105cm 20cm 5th 155cm 35cm 5th 75cm -
6th 0cm - 6th 100cm 20cm 6th 145cm 50cm 6th 70cm -
7th 0cm - 7th 90cm 30cm 7th 130cm 50cm 7th 60cm -
8th 0cm - 8th 120cm 35cm 8th 125cm 50cm 8th 55cm -
9th 0cm - 9th 120cm 10cm 9th 160cm 50cm 9th 50cm -
10th 0cm - 10th 125cm 10cm 10th 180cm 55cm 10th 45cm -
11th 0cm - 11th 125cm 11cm 11th 175cm 60cm 11th 40cm -
12th 0cm - 12th 125cm 10cm 12th 170cm 60cm 12th 35cm -
13th 0cm - 13th 125cm 10cm 13th 160cm 50cm 13th 35cm -
14th 10cm - 14th 110cm 10cm 14th 155cm 40cm 14th 30cm -
15th 25cm - 15th 105cm 30cm 15th 140cm 30cm 15th 30cm -
16th 70cm - 16th 95cm 35cm 16th 145cm 20cm 16th 30cm -
17th 80cm - 17th 85cm 30cm 17th 150cm 15cm 17th 30cm -
18th 80cm - 18th 90cm 30cm 18th 170cm 15cm 18th 30cm -
19th 90cm - 19th 120cm 30cm 19th 170cm 15cm 19th 30cm -
20th 100cm - 20th 120cm 40cm 20th 160cm 15cm 20th 30cm -
21st - - 21st 115cm 60cm 21st 150cm 10cm 21st 30cm -
22nd - 0cm 22nd 100cm 60cm 22nd 140cm 10cm 22nd - -
23rd 90cm - 23rd 95cm 60cm 23rd 130cm 15cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm - 24th 90cm 60cm 24th 130cm 40cm 24th - -
25th 50cm - 25th 85cm 40cm 25th 120cm 40cm 25th - -
26th 60cm 0cm 26th 85cm 40cm 26th 120cm 40cm 26th - -
27th 50cm 0cm 27th 80cm 40cm 27th 130cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 50cm 10cm 28th 75cm 40cm 28th 120cm 40cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 10cm 29th 90cm 35cm 29th - 40cm 29th - -
30th 40cm 10cm 30th 110cm 30cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 5cm 31st 120cm 30cm 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 Late December until Late March
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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 normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the start of the season and then until 4:30pm from 11th January 2021.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Tendo Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,050 yen 2,030 yen 2,030 yen
4 Hours 2,540 yen 1,620 yen 1,620 yen
Morning (9am-11am) 1,320 yen
Afternoon (2pm-closing) 1,320 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 130 yen 130 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,030 yen 1,320 yen 1,320 yen
Season Ticket 20,370 yen 15,270 yen 15,270 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 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 area. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Tamugino 1321
Tendo-shi
Yamagata-ken
994-0104
Telephone
Telephone
023-657-3628
2020-2021 UPDATES
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