Tomamu Ski Grounds
Tomamu is split into two areas. One of which is vastly superior than the other. The ski lifts can be prone to wind affected closure. There is a reasonable sized terrain park by Japanese standard, and a fun kids area at the end of the run. The front mountain harbours numerous patches of fantastic tree skiing between the piste. On a good powder morning you could be skiing untracked boot deep pow in bounds as it is not routinely groomed after a night of fresh snow fall. The back country is limitless and faces a favourable direction, but you will need to climb out. You could spend the whole day out there after one lift ride, but you wouldn’t want to do that because you deserve a good feed at the club house.
Queued in as the third mountain range to receive the perennial weather system and snow fall from the west, the snow here is super dry albeit at times at a lower volume. This is a horrible place to have snow ball fights, and for those who feels the cold. It is, however, one of the easiest central Hokkaido ski resort to get to by train, and a great place to sample that super light Hokkaido teflon coated powder snow. Tour suggestions can be found here.
What To Expect
Easy access, fast recycle time, good BC options, sparse trees
Easy to access tree runs variable terrain and if you keep going can get fresh lines most of the day!
Why We Love It
Fastest side country recycle time, minimal ski touring to return to lift access. Lightest snow in the area, less deep but more responsive snow cover, amazing for beginners and intermediate as trees are less dense. Easiest accessed tree runs and great out the back
Bottom 540 m
PRICE / PERSON
group size of 2 : 20,000 yen
group size of 3 : 17,000 yen
group size of 4 or more : 15,000 yen
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
- Smiles all day and the best powder lines !
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
"Exceeded all expectations"
I’m so pleased we found Pat because it absolutely made our trip. He’s such a friendly guy as are the small team that work with him… he snowboards and most of the test of the team ski so we were well catered for and I was relieved that he made allowances for our mixed abilities.