Santa Present Park Mallows Garande (Asahikawa City, Hokkaido)

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande
(北海道 旭川市)
Planned season: Saturday 5th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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Santa Present Park Mallows Garande is located just to the west of the central area of Asahikawa city in the central region of Hokkaido. Nicolas Tower at the top of the slopes is a popular tourist spot and there are fine views of Asahikawa city and Daisetsuzan on a clear day.

This ski area first opened in 1969 as 'Asahikawa Daibagahara Sun Valley'. The close-by (and currently closed) theme park opened in 1987 and in 1988 the facilities were all re-named to 'Santa Present Park'. Curiously, it appears that 'Mallows' actually comes from Ded Moroz, a fictional character similar to that of Father Christmas and Santa Claus and has its roots in Slavic paganism mythology. It looks like he makes appearances on the slopes. Hope he is good friends with Santa.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Santa Present Park Mallows Garande Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 63cm 24cm 1st 105cm 44cm 1st 127cm 57cm
2nd - - 2nd 63cm 26cm 2nd 104cm 44cm 2nd 133cm 57cm
3rd - - 3rd 63cm 36cm 3rd 107cm 44cm 3rd 140cm -
4th - - 4th 63cm 27cm 4th 108cm 47cm 4th 139cm -
5th - - 5th 66cm 29cm 5th 110cm 48cm 5th 135cm -
6th - - 6th 67cm 32cm 6th 112cm 48cm 6th 128cm -
7th - - 7th 67cm 32cm 7th 113cm 50cm 7th 127cm -
8th - - 8th 68cm 32cm 8th 114cm 50cm 8th 124cm -
9th - - 9th 72cm 32cm 9th 120cm 50cm 9th 121cm -
10th - - 10th 76cm 32cm 10th 121cm 50cm 10th 118cm -
11th - - 11th 79cm 32cm 11th 122cm 50cm 11th 116cm -
12th - - 12th 81cm 33cm 12th 122cm 50cm 12th 113cm -
13th - - 13th 81cm 33cm 13th 122cm 50cm 13th 111cm -
14th - - 14th 85cm 35cm 14th 122cm 48cm 14th 110cm -
15th - - 15th 88cm 35cm 15th 121cm 47cm 15th 108cm -
16th - - 16th 88cm 36cm 16th 119cm 47cm 16th 104cm 50cm
17th - - 17th 88cm 36cm 17th 118cm 57cm 17th 100cm 49cm
18th - - 18th 89cm 36cm 18th 121cm 59cm 18th 98cm 48cm
19th 40cm - 19th 89cm 36cm 19th 121cm 59cm 19th 96cm 46cm
20th 43cm - 20th 93cm 36cm 20th 120cm 59cm 20th 94cm 45cm
21st 51cm - 21st 95cm 38cm 21st 125cm 60cm 21st 93cm 46cm
22nd 52cm - 22nd 97cm 38cm 22nd 126cm 60cm 22nd 87cm 45cm
23rd 52cm - 23rd 97cm 38cm 23rd 127cm 58cm 23rd 82cm 45cm
24th 51cm 20cm 24th 97cm 39cm 24th 129cm 59cm 24th 78cm 44cm
25th 55cm 20cm 25th 97cm 41cm 25th 130cm 58cm 25th 74cm 44cm
26th 58cm 22cm 26th 97cm 42cm 26th 130cm 57cm 26th 69cm 43cm
27th 61cm 22cm 27th 97cm 44cm 27th 130cm 57cm 27th 65cm 42cm
28th 62cm 22cm 28th 97cm 44cm 28th 129cm 56cm 28th 59cm 40cm
29th 63cm 23cm 29th 97cm 44cm 29th - 55cm 29th - 38cm
30th 63cm 23cm 30th 100cm 44cm 30th 30th - -
31st 63cm 21cm 31st 103cm 44cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Santa Present Park. 
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 small 'Kids gelende' by the base. 
Park Information
Park information

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Santa Present Park is normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on 31st December 2020.
Open from 11:00am until 9:00pm on 1st January 2021.

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
65 years & over
5 Hours 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
2 Hours 2,100 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 800 yen 800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
5 Lift Coupons 1,700 yen 1,400 yen 1,400 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,700 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
1 Month Ticket 22,000 yen 18,000 yen 18,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 46,000 yen 36,000 yen 36,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 31,000 yen 21,000 yen 21,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A one day ticket for an adult is 3,000 yen; 2,300 yen for a child.

A one day ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 4,200 yen.

The night skiing ticket is valid from 4:00pm until closing.

Here's a good one: 22nd January 2021 is 'curry day' when curry-rice is half price! Sugoi! :)

Getting to Santa Present Park Mallows Garande

By public transport
4km from Ino Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
6.3km from Asahikawa Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Ino Station on the Hakodate Honsen line is the closest station about 4km away.

The larger Asahikawa Station is just over 6km away from Santa Present Park.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available. A taxi ride from Asahikawa Station takes about 15 minutes.
By Car
6.3km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
24.6km from the Fukagawa IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 12 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 937
Santa Present Park is about a 15 minute drive from the Asahikawa Takasu IC exit of the Hokkaido Expressway.

From the Asahikawa Takasu IC exit, continue straight ahead on Prefecture Road 146 for a few hundred metres and keep to the right to join Route 12 (Asahikawa New Way), signposted as Furano and Asahikawa Station. Continue on Route 12 for just over 4km. Turn left at the traffic lights and soon join Prefecture Road 937. Within another 200m turn right to head up to the base of Santa Present Park.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
There is parking available for 1500 vehicles at the base of Santa Present Park. Parking is free every day of the season.

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