Santa Present Park Mallows Garande (Asahikawa City, Hokkaido)

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande
(北海道 旭川市)
Planned season: Saturday 7th December 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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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 hill 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 24cm 38cm 1st 44cm 114cm 1st 57cm 126cm
2nd - - 2nd 26cm 39cm 2nd 44cm 126cm 2nd 57cm 123cm
3rd - - 3rd 36cm 39cm 3rd 44cm 128cm 3rd - 123cm
4th - - 4th 27cm 39cm 4th 47cm 129cm 4th - 121cm
5th - - 5th 29cm 40cm 5th 48cm 131cm 5th - 119cm
6th - - 6th 32cm 41cm 6th 48cm 132cm 6th - 117cm
7th - - 7th 32cm 42cm 7th 50cm 132cm 7th - 113cm
8th - - 8th 32cm 43cm 8th 50cm 133cm 8th - 112cm
9th - - 9th 32cm 51cm 9th 50cm 135cm 9th - 109cm
10th - - 10th 32cm 52cm 10th 50cm 135cm 10th - 106cm
11th - - 11th 32cm 56cm 11th 50cm 137cm 11th - 102cm
12th - - 12th 33cm 58cm 12th 50cm 137cm 12th - 100cm
13th - - 13th 33cm 58cm 13th 50cm 138cm 13th - 98cm
14th - - 14th 35cm 58cm 14th 48cm 138cm 14th - 97cm
15th - - 15th 35cm 58cm 15th 47cm 138cm 15th - 95cm
16th - - 16th 36cm 62cm 16th 47cm 139cm 16th 50cm 96cm
17th - - 17th 36cm 81cm 17th 57cm 139cm 17th 49cm 96cm
18th - - 18th 36cm 87cm 18th 59cm 140cm 18th 48cm 91cm
19th - - 19th 36cm 92cm 19th 59cm 140cm 19th 46cm 89cm
20th - - 20th 36cm 93cm 20th 59cm 137cm 20th 45cm 84cm
21st - 30cm 21st 38cm 99cm 21st 60cm 134cm 21st 46cm 80cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd 38cm 102cm 22nd 60cm 133cm 22nd 45cm 83cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd 38cm 102cm 23rd 58cm 133cm 23rd 45cm 85cm
24th 20cm 31cm 24th 39cm 105cm 24th 59cm 132cm 24th 44cm 85cm
25th 20cm 32cm 25th 41cm 105cm 25th 58cm 131cm 25th 44cm 85cm
26th 22cm 32cm 26th 42cm 106cm 26th 57cm 128cm 26th 43cm 85cm
27th 22cm 34cm 27th 44cm 106cm 27th 57cm 127cm 27th 42cm 85cm
28th 22cm 35cm 28th 44cm 106cm 28th 56cm 127cm 28th 40cm 85cm
29th 23cm 37cm 29th 44cm 108cm 29th 55cm - 29th 38cm 85cm
30th 23cm 38cm 30th 44cm 108cm 30th 30th - 78cm
31st 21cm 38cm 31st 44cm 109cm 31st 31st - 74cm

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 2019.
Open from 11:00am until 9:00pm on 1st January 2020.

Santa Present Park Mallows Garande Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
65 years & over
1 Day 3,000 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
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 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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

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

Here's a good one: 22nd January 2020 is 'curry day' when curry-rice is half price!

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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