Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原 (山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
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

690m
90m
600m
23"
6
600m
2
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
66%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
34%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Tendo Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 20cm 1st - 130cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd - 10cm 2nd - 130cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd - 10cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 120cm
4th - - 4th - 20cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 120cm
5th - - 5th - 40cm 5th - 140cm 5th - 110cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 110cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 140cm 7th - 110cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 110cm
9th - - 9th - 70cm 9th - 150cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th - 70cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 120cm
11th - - 11th - 70cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 120cm
12th - - 12th - 80cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 120cm
14th - - 14th - 100cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 110cm
15th - - 15th - 110cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 120cm
16th - - 16th - 120cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 120cm
17th - 30cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 120cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 120cm
19th - 30cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 110cm
20th - 30cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 110cm
21st - 10cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 165cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 10cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 150cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd - 5cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 5cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 100cm
25th - 5cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 150cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 5cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 140cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 0cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 140cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 10cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 100cm
29th - 15cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - 90cm
30th - 20cm 30th - 125cm 30th 30th - 90cm
31st - 20cm 31st - 130cm 31st 31st - 90cm

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 sledging area, tubing slider and banana boat ride. Individual charges for attractions. 
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
                                                           
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 open from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the start of the season and then until 4:30pm from 6th January.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tendo Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
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 seven hours from the time of purchase.

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.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

Parking
Parking
There is a car park for about 1000 cars at the base of the ski hill. 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
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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