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
Official snow depth 25cm (5cm) [updated on 13th December 2019]

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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
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
1st - 5cm 1st - 190cm 1st - 300cm 1st - 300cm
2nd - 10cm 2nd - 190cm 2nd - 310cm 2nd - 300cm
3rd - 5cm 3rd - 190cm 3rd - 310cm 3rd - 300cm
4th - - 4th - 190cm 4th - 310cm 4th - 290cm
5th 20cm - 5th - 190cm 5th - 300cm 5th - 260cm
6th 25cm - 6th - 190cm 6th - 300cm 6th - 260cm
7th 30cm - 7th - 190cm 7th - 300cm 7th - 260cm
8th 30cm - 8th - 190cm 8th - 300cm 8th - 260cm
9th 30cm 30cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 300cm 9th - 260cm
10th 30cm 40cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 310cm 10th - 260cm
11th 30cm 40cm 11th - 190cm 11th - 310cm 11th - 250cm
12th 20cm 30cm 12th - 200cm 12th - 310cm 12th - 250cm
13th 25cm 30cm 13th - 200cm 13th - 310cm 13th - 250cm
14th - 45cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 310cm 14th - 260cm
15th - 55cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 310cm 15th - 270cm
16th - 60cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 310cm 16th - 270cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 310cm 17th - 270cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 310cm 18th - 270cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 310cm 19th - 270cm
20th - 80cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 300cm 20th - 270cm
21st - 80cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 300cm 21st - 270cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 240cm 22nd - 300cm 22nd - 260cm
23rd - 80cm 23rd - 240cm 23rd - 300cm 23rd - 220cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 240cm 24th - 300cm 24th - 220cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 260cm 25th - 300cm 25th - 220cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 300cm 26th - 250cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 270cm 27th - 300cm 27th - 250cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 270cm 28th - 300cm 28th - 250cm
29th - 130cm 29th - 270cm 29th - - 29th - 250cm
30th - 150cm 30th - 300cm 30th 30th - 250cm
31st - 170cm 31st - 300cm 31st 31st - 250cm

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
2019-2020 UPDATES
9th December 2019: Most ski resort information for the 19-20 has been updated, but some work remains as we ourselves wait for information. We will get it completed as quickly as possible. More about updates here
Current resort snow depth
25cm
(5cm)
(change since last update)
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