Otaru Tenguyama resort review (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Otaru Tenguyama
小樽天狗山
Otaru City, Hokkaido
Submitted by agillgren on 28th February 2014
Pitch!
It's literally on the edge of town and offers great views back over the city and ocean. It has some decent pitch too. Probably some of the steeper "courses" I've seen in Hokkiado.

But alas not that long with only around 450m vertical. In fact I think true "beginners" would struggle on the green run accessed by the rope way - but the area at the top accessed by chair is a perfect pitch but might get a bit boring if repeated multiple times

The place is definitely more laid of for skiers but we got around OK. Being a bit lower they didn't have as much of the previous days snow we found at Kokosai, and it was a bit heavier. But hey--- still had easy fresh lines (maybe boot deep) on the sides of the runs the day after a snow.

Careful if heading out skiiers right from the rope way. Although there seemed to be plenty of tracks from others doing so the area had a few cracks.

On good snow there's enough terrain there to keep you entertained for a day - and you wouldn't have too much competition for off piste parts. Another good small/close option if staying near Otaru (also check Asarigawa).
Date visited: From 15 February, 2014 To 15 February, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Heavy powder
Things I liked: Pitch.
Local feel
Views from the restaurant
Things I didn't like: Lift layout
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 70
Courses/Terrain: 60
Lift system: 50
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Otaru Tenguyama

小樽天狗山
Otaru City, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 67
Snow conditions: 65
Courses/Terrain: 60
Lift system: 50
Apres ski: 0

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 532m
Min. elevation: 122m
Vertical: 410m
Steepest slope: 42°
Longest course: 1700m
Number of lifts: 3

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