Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原 (山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until mid March 2017
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 20cm 30cm 1st 130cm 150cm 1st 130cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 10cm 30cm 2nd 130cm 150cm 2nd 130cm 75cm
3rd - - 3rd 10cm 10cm 3rd 140cm 150cm 3rd 120cm 75cm
4th - - 4th 20cm 10cm 4th 140cm 140cm 4th 120cm 75cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 10cm 5th 140cm 140cm 5th 110cm 70cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 10cm 6th 130cm 140cm 6th 110cm 70cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 20cm 7th 140cm 140cm 7th 110cm 60cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 30cm 8th 150cm 140cm 8th 110cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 30cm 9th 150cm 130cm 9th 120cm 60cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 30cm 10th 150cm 130cm 10th 120cm 60cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 30cm 11th 150cm 130cm 11th 120cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 30cm 12th 170cm 130cm 12th 120cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 30cm 13th 170cm 120cm 13th 120cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 40cm 14th 170cm 100cm 14th 110cm 60cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 40cm 15th 170cm 100cm 15th 120cm 60cm
16th - - 16th 120cm 40cm 16th 160cm 100cm 16th 120cm 60cm
17th 30cm - 17th 120cm 40cm 17th 160cm 100cm 17th 120cm 55cm
18th 40cm - 18th 120cm 60cm 18th 160cm 90cm 18th 120cm 55cm
19th 30cm - 19th 120cm 100cm 19th 160cm 90cm 19th 110cm 55cm
20th 30cm 10cm 20th 120cm 120cm 20th 160cm 80cm 20th 110cm 50cm
21st 10cm 5cm 21st 120cm 150cm 21st 165cm 80cm 21st 100cm 40cm
22nd 10cm 5cm 22nd 120cm 150cm 22nd 150cm 80cm 22nd 100cm -
23rd 5cm 0cm 23rd 120cm 150cm 23rd 160cm 75cm 23rd 100cm -
24th 5cm 0cm 24th 130cm 150cm 24th 150cm 75cm 24th 100cm -
25th 5cm 0cm 25th 130cm 150cm 25th 150cm 75cm 25th 100cm -
26th 5cm 0cm 26th 130cm 150cm 26th 140cm 75cm 26th 100cm -
27th 0cm 10cm 27th 130cm 150cm 27th 140cm 75cm 27th 100cm -
28th 10cm 10cm 28th 130cm 150cm 28th 130cm 75cm 28th 100cm -
29th 15cm 15cm 29th 130cm 150cm 29th - 75cm 29th 90cm -
30th 20cm 20cm 30th 125cm 150cm 30th 30th 90cm -
31st 20cm 20cm 31st 130cm 150cm 31st 31st 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 sledging area, tubing slider and banana boat ride. 
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 9am until 4pm at the start of the season and then until 4:30pm from early 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 7 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 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.

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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.

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There is a car park at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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