Tengendai Kogen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Tengendai Kogen
天元台高原
(山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Early December 2019 until Sunday 10th May 2020
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Tengendai Kogenis located in the south-western region of Yamagata Prefecture, close to the border with Fukushima. This resort boasts of a long season and with a high altitude upwards of 1800m, good snow quality makes it quite popular. There is a 3000m long narrow course that goes from the top of the Ropeway station back down to base.

Tengendai Kogen has been operating since 1963.

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

1820m
900m
920m
32"
7
6000m
4
30%
40%
30%
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%
1 0 0 0 3 0 0

Tengendai Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st - 50cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 210cm
2nd - - 2nd - 55cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 210cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 210cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 170cm 4th - 200cm
5th - 20cm 5th - 130cm 5th - 170cm 5th - 200cm
6th - 25cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 210cm
7th - 30cm 7th - 140cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 240cm
8th - 30cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 240cm
9th - 30cm 9th - 145cm 9th - 200cm 9th - 220cm
10th - 30cm 10th - 145cm 10th - 210cm 10th - 220cm
11th - 30cm 11th - 70cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 200cm
12th - 20cm 12th - 70cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 160cm
13th - 25cm 13th - 70cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 160cm
14th - 30cm 14th - 80cm 14th - 210cm 14th - 160cm
15th - 40cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 185cm 15th - 160cm
16th - 40cm 16th - 100cm 16th - 175cm 16th - 155cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 100cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 170cm
18th - 20cm 18th - 110cm 18th - 155cm 18th - 180cm
19th - 20cm 19th - 110cm 19th - 155cm 19th - 180cm
20th - 10cm 20th - 110cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 180cm
21st - 25cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 150cm 21st - 190cm
22nd - 25cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - 25cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 150cm 23rd - 170cm
24th - 30cm 24th - 140cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 170cm
25th - 30cm 25th - 140cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 175cm
26th - 30cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 180cm
27th - 30cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 180cm
28th - 55cm 28th - 140cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 180cm
29th - 65cm 29th - 140cm 29th - 210cm 29th - 170cm
30th - 65cm 30th - 150cm 30th 30th - 175cm
31st - 50cm 31st - 150cm 31st 31st - 175cm

Previous Statistics

Tengendai Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tengendai Kogen 
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 'Family Park' area at the top of the Ropeway (which is effectively the base of the ski hill). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tengendai Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:20am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
The Ropeway is open from 8:20am until 5:00pm (from 8:00am on weekends and holidays). The lifts are open from 8:30am until 4:00pm (from 8:10am on weekends and holidays).

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tengendai Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
Older Child
Senior High Schoo age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 4,900 yen 3,600 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
5 Hours 4,400 yen 3,200 yen 3,600 yen 3,600 yen
PM Ticket 3,900 yen 2,900 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Season Ticket 57,000 yen 40,000 yen 46,000 yen 46,000 yen
Ropeway (return) 1,600 yen 1,160 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Ropeway (one way) 850 yen 630 yen 850 yen 850 yen
1 Lift Coupon 540 yen 380 yen 540 yen 540 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Afternoon Ticket is valid from 12 noon until closing.

Children's Day is the third Sunday from December until April on those days elementary school age children can have a lift ticket for free.

Early season is from opening until 21st December 2019.

Getting to Tengendai Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
20.2km from Yonezawa Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
17.3km from Minami Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
20.2km from Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line
Transport Information
Information
Tengendai Kogen is just over 17km from Minami Yonezawa Station on the Yonesaka line.

The Yamagata Shinkansen stops at Yonezawa Station a bit further to the north.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A public bus service is available between Yonezawa Station the resort. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
By Car
Car
20.2km from the Yonezawa Hachimanpara IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
53.2km from the Fukushima Iizaka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (10.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 2
Direction
Direction
Tengendai Kogen is located in Yoneyama city, to the south of the central city area.

The Yonezawa Hachimanpara IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway is just over 25km away.

From the IC exit turn left onto Route 13 and soon at the Family Mart turn left. At the junction you come to quickly turn left and head towards Prefecture Road 2 and then follow that road to the Ropeway base. Note that Prefecture Road 2 continues into Fukushima Prefecture from this point but is closed in the winter months.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is a car park by the base of the Ropeway.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tengendai
Sumomoyama
Yonezawa-shi
Yamagata-ken
992-1461
Telephone
Telephone
0238-55-2236
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