Sapporo Teine resort review (Sapporo City, Hokkaido)

Sapporo Teine
Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 8th March 2014
Let's Teine!
Had a day here en route from Otaru to Sapporo. Teine station is close to Sapporo station so is easily accessible from there and you can get some cheaper, all-in-one train/lift tickets from Sapporo station though I don't know the details. There’s a bus service from the south exit of Teine station to Teine Highland, departing from the stop outside Mister Donuts. The first bus departs at 09:10 and was busy, even on a Wednesday, so my advice is to get take-out coffee and donuts and eat them in the queue rather than inside and miss out on a seat on the bus! The bus costs 380Yen and takes about 20 mins, stopping at the lower Olympia Zone en route to the Highland Zone. I don't know much about the former but it looked quite small from the bus. Might be worth a visit if you're there for more than a day.

My visit coincided with a warm spell so the sun was out and softening up the snow - good for a goggle tan but not for off-piste fun! That said, I managed to find some sweet lines in the trees of the Natural course at the top, skier’s right of the resort, so much so that I spend most of the time lapping that! I had a relatively quick run around the rest of the resort but the sunshine and absence of recent snow meant that conditions generally weren't great.

I bought a 4-hour pass for 3,500Yen and enjoyed my time at Teine, despite the lack of fresh snow. Its close proximity to Sapporo makes this an attractive option for those staying or even just transferring there, especially with decent snowfall, though I imagine it gets busy at the weekends.
Date visited: From 26 February, 2014
Snow condition on visit: Almost Spring-like due to sunny weather. Hadn't snowed for a few days.
Things I liked: Proximity to Sapporo.
Things I didn't like: Nothing really springs to mind though I guess it might not be so challenging for advanced skiers/riders.
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Not recommended for: Advanced riders

Sapporo Teine

Sapporo City, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 70
Snow conditions: 71
Courses/Terrain: 73
Lift system: 73
Apres ski: 5

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1023m
Min. elevation: 340m
Vertical: 660m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 6000m
Number of lifts: 10

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