Tengendai Kogen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)

Tengendai Kogen
天元台高原 (山形県 米沢市)
Planned season: Friday 1st December 2017 until early May 2018
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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 very 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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Tengendai Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 100cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 280cm
2nd - - 2nd - 100cm 2nd - 240cm 2nd - 280cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 260cm 3rd - 280cm
4th - - 4th - 120cm 4th - 260cm 4th - 280cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 260cm 5th - 280cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 260cm 6th - 280cm
7th - - 7th - 140cm 7th - 250cm 7th - 280cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 250cm 8th - 280cm
9th - - 9th - 140cm 9th - 290cm 9th - 280cm
10th - - 10th - 150cm 10th - 270cm 10th - 280cm
11th - - 11th - 150cm 11th - 270cm 11th - 300cm
12th - - 12th - 160cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 320cm
13th - - 13th - 160cm 13th - 300cm 13th - 320cm
14th - - 14th - 160cm 14th - 300cm 14th - 320cm
15th - 80cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 300cm 15th - 320cm
16th - 100cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 300cm 16th - 320cm
17th - 120cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 300cm 17th - 320cm
18th - 120cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 300cm 18th - 320cm
19th - 120cm 19th - 210cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 320cm
20th - 120cm 20th - 210cm 20th - 290cm 20th - 320cm
21st - 100cm 21st - 210cm 21st - 290cm 21st - 320cm
22nd - 100cm 22nd - 210cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - 320cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 210cm 23rd - 290cm 23rd - 320cm
24th - 90cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 290cm 24th - 320cm
25th - 90cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 320cm
26th - 90cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 280cm 26th - 320cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 230cm 27th - 280cm 27th - 330cm
28th - 90cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 280cm 28th - 330cm
29th - 90cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 330cm
30th - 90cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - 330cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - 330cm

Previous Statistics

Tengendai Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tengendai Kogen 
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 Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:20am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
The Ropeway is open from 8:20am until 5:00pm. The lifts are open from 8:30am until 4:00pm. On Saturdays the resort opens at 8:00am.

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
55 years & over
1 Day 4,500 yen 3,300 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
5 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,300 yen 3,300 yen
Season Ticket 52,000 yen 36,000 yen 42,000 yen 42,000 yen
Afternoon Ticket 3,600 yen 2,800 yen 3,100 yen 3,100 yen
Ropeway return 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Ropeway one-way 800 yen 600 yen 800 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 350 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Afternoon Ticket is valid from 12 noon.

Getting to Tengendai Kogen

By public transport
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
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
A public bus service is available between Yonezawa Station the resort.
By Car
25.6km from the Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road
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
Tengendai Kogen is located in Yoneyama city, to the south of the central city area.

The Yonezawa Kita IC on the Yonezawa Nanyo Road is just over 25km away.

From the IC exit turn right and after about 350m turn left onto Route 121. After about 6.5km keep going straight on as the road changes to Prefecture Road 233. 2km later the road changes to Prefecture Road 234 and then later into Prefecture Road 2... keep going straight on all the way to the turn off for Tengendai Kogen Ropeway.

Note that Prefecture Road 2 continues into Fukushima Prefecture from this point but is closed in the winter months.

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

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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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