Otaru Tenguyama (Otaru City, Hokkaido)

Otaru Tenguyama
小樽天狗山 (北海道 小樽市)
Planned season: Saturday 9th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Otaru Tenguyama is located on the northern slopes of Tenguyama, just to the west of the main city area of Otaru in the western region of Hokkaido.

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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Otaru Tenguyama Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 90cm 1st 160cm 110cm 1st 200cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 95cm 90cm 2nd 160cm 110cm 2nd 200cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 95cm 90cm 3rd 160cm 110cm 3rd 200cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 95cm 90cm 4th 160cm 120cm 4th 200cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 95cm 90cm 5th 160cm 120cm 5th 200cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 95cm 95cm 6th 160cm 120cm 6th 200cm 120cm
7th - - 7th 95cm 95cm 7th 160cm 120cm 7th 200cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 95cm 95cm 8th 160cm 125cm 8th 200cm 120cm
9th 80cm - 9th 95cm 95cm 9th 160cm 125cm 9th 200cm 120cm
10th 80cm - 10th 95cm 95cm 10th 160cm 125cm 10th 200cm 120cm
11th 80cm - 11th 95cm 95cm 11th 160cm 115cm 11th 200cm 120cm
12th 90cm - 12th 95cm 95cm 12th 160cm 115cm 12th 200cm 120cm
13th 95cm - 13th 110cm 95cm 13th 170cm 120cm 13th 200cm 120cm
14th 95cm - 14th 110cm 95cm 14th 180cm 120cm 14th 200cm 120cm
15th 90cm 70cm 15th 120cm 95cm 15th 190cm 120cm 15th 200cm 120cm
16th 90cm 75cm 16th 120cm 95cm 16th 190cm 120cm 16th 200cm 120cm
17th 90cm 75cm 17th 120cm 95cm 17th 190cm 120cm 17th 200cm 120cm
18th 90cm 75cm 18th 120cm 95cm 18th 190cm 120cm 18th 200cm 120cm
19th 95cm 75cm 19th 130cm 95cm 19th 190cm 120cm 19th 200cm 120cm
20th 90cm 70cm 20th 130cm 100cm 20th 190cm 120cm 20th 200cm 120cm
21st 95cm 70cm 21st 130cm 100cm 21st 190cm 120cm 21st 200cm 120cm
22nd 95cm 70cm 22nd 130cm 100cm 22nd 190cm 120cm 22nd 200cm 115cm
23rd 95cm 70cm 23rd 130cm 100cm 23rd 200cm 120cm 23rd 195cm 115cm
24th 95cm 80cm 24th 140cm 100cm 24th 200cm 120cm 24th 180cm 115cm
25th 95cm 80cm 25th 140cm 110cm 25th 200cm 120cm 25th 180cm 115cm
26th 95cm 80cm 26th 140cm 110cm 26th 200cm 120cm 26th - 115cm
27th 95cm 80cm 27th 150cm 110cm 27th 200cm 120cm 27th - -
28th 95cm 80cm 28th 150cm 95cm 28th 200cm 120cm 28th - -
29th 95cm 85cm 29th 160cm 110cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 95cm 90cm 30th 160cm 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 95cm 90cm 31st 160cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Otaru Tenguyama Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Otaru Tenguyama. 
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 sledging area near base. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no special snow park area. 

Otaru Tenguyama 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Otaru Tenguyama is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the daytime.

Nighta is daily from Saturday 16th December 2017 until Wednesday 31st January 2018. On those days, the Ropeway and Panorama pair lift operate until 8:00pm.

Otaru Tenguyama Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Over 60 years
1 Day 3,900 yen 3,000 yen
6 Hours 3,400 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
2 Hours 2,200 yen 1,700 yen 1,700 yen
Ropeway One-way 720 yen 360 yen
Panorama Lift 1 time 460 yen 270 yen
Family Lift 1 time 230 yen 170 yen
Nighta 1,900 yen 1,500 yen
1 Month Ticket 25,000 yen 14,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 45,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta) 15,000 yen 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Unless noted, tickets are valid on the Ropeway and lifts.

A 6 Hour ticket for children is 2,000 yen on Saturdays.

Getting to Otaru Tenguyama

By public transport
3.1km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
Transport Information
Otaru Tenguyama is about 3km from Otaru Station on the Hakodate Honsen line.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
4.9km from the Otaru IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 5 (2.8km away)
Otaru Tenguyama is about 5km from the Otaru IC exit on the Sasson Expressway.

It is located to the south west of the city centre.

>> More information on Sasson Expressway
There is parking for over 500 vehicles at the base of the ski hill.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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