Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido)

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム (北海道 占冠村)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Monday 1st April 2019
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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is located in the north eastern region of Shimukappu village in the central region of Hokkaido. Often just known as 'Tomamu', Hoshino Resort Tomamu is a large scale resort area that is popular for skiing and snowboarding in winter and many other outdoor activities during the summer months. The ski courses are spread across a wider area on the southern slopes of Mt Tomamu. As well as skiing and boarding, the Ice Village is another popular attraction at Tomamu in winter. The four tower buildings rising above a sea of low clouds ('unkai') is one enduring image of this resort and certainly a striking sight. Be sure to wrap up well - it gets extremely cold!

The resort has been operating since 1983 and was originally known as Alpha Resort Tomamu.

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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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Course Map

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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 45cm 65cm 1st 135cm 138cm 1st 186cm 188cm 1st 157cm 184cm
2nd 57cm 67cm 2nd 143cm 138cm 2nd 188cm 188cm 2nd 153cm 220cm
3rd 57cm 70cm 3rd 143cm 145cm 3rd 186cm 184cm 3rd 153cm 220cm
4th 38cm 70cm 4th 146cm 145cm 4th 183cm 190cm 4th 150cm 225cm
5th 21cm 80cm 5th 151cm 146cm 5th 185cm 190cm 5th 145cm 215cm
6th 22cm 80cm 6th 154cm 148cm 6th 186cm 190cm 6th 140cm 215cm
7th 25cm 85cm 7th 157cm 155cm 7th 190cm 188cm 7th 143cm 236cm
8th 35cm 95cm 8th 157cm 155cm 8th 188cm 188cm 8th 142cm 230cm
9th 44cm 98cm 9th 163cm 148cm 9th 185cm 193cm 9th 140cm 210cm
10th 50cm 99cm 10th 172cm 148cm 10th 183cm 190cm 10th 136cm 183cm
11th 50cm 99cm 11th 174cm 149cm 11th 183cm 192cm 11th 134cm 182cm
12th 51cm 100cm 12th 178cm 154cm 12th 180cm 195cm 12th 137cm 178cm
13th 60cm 100cm 13th 178cm 154cm 13th 182cm 195cm 13th 137cm 178cm
14th 60cm 107cm 14th 172cm 154cm 14th 182cm 193cm 14th 136cm 174cm
15th 62cm 107cm 15th 170cm 154cm 15th 184cm 193cm 15th 141cm 173cm
16th 68cm 107cm 16th 195cm 160cm 16th 181cm 195cm 16th 142cm 177cm
17th 85cm 112cm 17th 198cm 160cm 17th 180cm 197cm 17th 147cm 178cm
18th 88cm 118cm 18th 198cm 160cm 18th 188cm 197cm 18th 145cm 175cm
19th 88cm 125cm 19th 200cm 162cm 19th 180cm 198cm 19th 144cm 173cm
20th 98cm 124cm 20th 200cm 168cm 20th 177cm 198cm 20th 139cm 173cm
21st 102cm 124cm 21st 205cm 168cm 21st 175cm 181cm 21st 129cm 170cm
22nd 102cm 124cm 22nd 207cm 170cm 22nd 170cm 185cm 22nd 125cm 168cm
23rd 102cm 124cm 23rd 200cm 168cm 23rd 176cm 189cm 23rd 150cm 168cm
24th 102cm 121cm 24th 200cm 170cm 24th 166cm 190cm 24th 150cm 167cm
25th 110cm 123cm 25th 198cm 170cm 25th 165cm 195cm 25th 168cm 170cm
26th 113cm 123cm 26th 200cm 176cm 26th 160cm 195cm 26th 168cm 170cm
27th 120cm 130cm 27th 190cm 183cm 27th 160cm 193cm 27th 167cm 165cm
28th 120cm 135cm 28th 182cm 185cm 28th 160cm 186cm 28th 177cm 165cm
29th 130cm 138cm 29th 185cm 185cm 29th - - 29th 185cm 155cm
30th 135cm 138cm 30th 180cm 188cm 30th 30th 187cm 145cm
31st 135cm 138cm 31st 184cm 188cm 31st 31st 178cm 145cm

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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu. Please see our Lessons in English section for further details. 
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
'Nipotown' is located right in front of THE TOWER hotel is a snow debut park for children and first-timers. No lift tickets or admission fees are required. Open from 1st December 2018 until 1st April 2019, 9:00am until 4:30pm.

'Adventure Mountain' is a story-themed family area. Open from 23rd December 2018 until 31st March 2019 and entry is free.

A child care nursery is adjacent to the Nipotown and nursery (2 month-6 years) plus snow play classes are available. Charges are 1,200 yen for 30 minutes (limited to 15 children). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Style' area is located in the Tomamu Mountain Side of the resort. 

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
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 Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm for daytime operations.

Nighta is officially from 4:00pm until 6:00pm and planned daily between 26th December 2018 and 31st March 2019.

The Gondola and Tomamu Express lifts operations may be extended until 4:00pm from February (they usually stop at 3:30pm).

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day 5,500 yen 3,900 yen
2 Days 9,500 yen 6,500 yen
3 Days 12,500 yen 8,900 yen
4 Days 15,500 yen 10,500 yen
5 Days 19,200 yen 12,000 yen
6 Days 23,000 yen 13,000 yen
7 Days 26,600 yen 14,500 yen
8 Days 30,400 yen 16,000 yen
9 Days 34,200 yen 18,000 yen
4 Hours 4,700 yen 3,200 yen
Nighta 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Gondola Return 2,200 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 700 yen 700 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season Ticket 45,000 yen 20,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information Using the point/coupon system, lifts require 1-3 points for each ride.

Getting to Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

By public transport
1.8km from Tomamu Station on the Sekisho Line
17.7km from Ochiai Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is located less than 2km from the small Tomamu Station on the Sekisho line.

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A resort shuttle bus operates from Tomamu Station.
By Car
5.9km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (16.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 136
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is just 5 minutes from the Tomamu IC exit of the Doto Expressway.

From the Tomamu IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 136. Keep on Road 136 by turning right at the traffic lights about 300m further on and then continue for another 4km. The approach road to Tomamu is on the right hand side and clearly signposted. The resort is about 70 minutes drive from Furano, 90 minutes drive from Shin Chitose Airport and about 105 minutes drive from Sapporo Minami IC.

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Numerous car parks are available at the base areas of Tomamu. Parking is free.

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