Tendo Kogen (Tendo City, Yamagata)

Tendo Kogen
天童高原 (山形県 天童市)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Tendo Kogen is a small ski hill located in Tendo city to the north east of Yamagata city in the eastern region of Yamagata Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

690m
90m
600m
23"
6
600m
2
10%
30%
60%
Skiers
66%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
34%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Tendo Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 90cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 165cm
3rd - - 3rd - 110cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 160cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 120cm 5th - 165cm 5th - 140cm
6th - - 6th - 120cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 140cm
7th - - 7th - 120cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 140cm
8th - - 8th - 120cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 140cm
9th - - 9th - 95cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 130cm
10th - - 10th - 115cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 130cm
11th - - 11th - 120cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 130cm
12th - - 12th - 125cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th - 125cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 120cm
14th - - 14th - 125cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 110cm
15th - - 15th - 125cm 15th - 160cm 15th - 105cm
16th - - 16th - 125cm 16th - 160cm 16th - 100cm
17th - 50cm 17th - 125cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 100cm
18th - 50cm 18th - 130cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 100cm
19th - 60cm 19th - 130cm 19th - 165cm 19th - 95cm
20th - 75cm 20th - 130cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 95cm
21st - 75cm 21st - 130cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - 75cm 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 150cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 80cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 160cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 70cm
27th - 70cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 155cm 27th - 65cm
28th - 80cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 165cm 28th - 65cm
29th - 80cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th - 90cm 30th - 160cm 30th 30th - 60cm
31st - 90cm 31st - 160cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Tendo Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Tendo Kogen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Land' with a sledging area, tubing slider and banana boat ride. Individual charges for attractions. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tendo Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tendo Kogen is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the start of the season and then until 4:30pm from 6th January.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tendo Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
7 Hours 3,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
4 Hours 2,500 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
Morning (9am-11am) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Afternoon (2pm-closing) 1,300 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 130 yen 130 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,300 yen 1,300 yen
Season Ticket 20,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 7 Hour ticket is valid for seven hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Tendo Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
14.4km from Tendo Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
14.4km from Tendo Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Tendo Kogen is less than 15km from Tendo Station on the Ou Honsen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line
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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
15.4km from the Tendo IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
16.6km from the Higashine IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
20.8km from the Yamagata Kita IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 48 (9.9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 281
Direction
Direction
Tendo Kogen is about 15.5km from the Tendo IC exit on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway and about 21km from the Yamagata Kita IC exit of the Yamagata Expressway.

The ski hill is located by the side of Prefecture Road 281 to the east of central Tendo city.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway

Parking
Parking
There is a car park for about 1000 cars at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Tamugino 1321
Tendo-shi
Yamagata-ken
994-0104
Telephone
Telephone
023-657-3628
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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