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Tomamu Ski Resort
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Tomamu Ski Resort (星野リゾートトマム, Hoshino Resort Tomamu), is a modern, high class ski resort in central Hokkaido, about 90 minutes by train south of Sapporo. The resort covers two mountains and has a large selection of trails to choose from. In addition to beginner slopes and groomed trails, Tomamu has several courses aimed at enthusiast skiers including expert runs, a well maintained terrain park, and sanctioned tree skiing within resort boundaries (a rarity among Japanese ski resorts).

Tomamu also offers a host of other activities such as snowmobiling, snow rafting, backcountry tours (including heli and cat skiing), cross country skiing, paraskiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. Lessons are available for beginner skiers and snowboarders, and there is a large kid's snow park to entertain smaller children with ski lessons, a snow playground, sledding and snow boat rides.

Tomamu is an attractive destination for a multi day ski trip. It has a major resort feel with everything staying guests need available around the resort's three hotels at the base of the slopes, including a large indoor wave pool, modern hot spring facilities, spa and massage services and several nice restaurants. Free shuttle buses provide transportation between the resort's different areas.

In the evenings pay a visit to Tomamu's illuminated Ice Village, a collection of domes constructed entirely of snow and ice. The domes house a restaurant, bar, shop, a wedding chapel and a workshop run in conjunction with Hokkaido University where you can learn about snow and ice. A small cafe and free activities such as ice skating and a snow slide are also found around the village.

Ice village

Tomamu Ski Resort
Description Tomamu is a modern, but somewhat isolated ski resort in central Hokkaido. It has a big resort feel with lots of attractions for overnight guests.
Season
Early December to mid April
(November 29, 2014 to April 5, 2015)
Lifts
11 Lifts
Tickets full day
9:00 to 16:00
5200 yen
Rentals ski
5200 yen
half day
4 hour pass
4400 yen
board
5200 yen
nighter
16:00 to 19:00
2000 yen
clothes
3600 yen
Access bus/train 90-100 minutes by hourly limited express trains from Sapporo.
car 4 kilometers west of Tomamu IC

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How to get there
By train

Hourly JR limited express trains run between Sapporo and Tomamu Stations. The trip takes around 90-100 minutes, costs about 4500 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass. When coming from Shin-Chitose Airport, a transfer of trains is required at Minami-Chitose Station. Free shuttle buses operate between the Tomamu Station and the ski resort.

By bus

Ski buses connect Tomamu with Sapporo's Shin-Chitose Airport. The one way trip takes about two hours and costs 3750 yen. Advance reservations are required.

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