Tomamu (トマム) 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 courses aimed at enthusiast skiers including expert runs, a well maintained terrain park, and sanctioned tree skiing within resort boundaries.

Tomamu also offers a host of other activities such as snowmobiling, snow rafting, backcountry tours, 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 offers multiple accommodation options, including skyscraper hotels by Hoshino Resort and the all-inclusive Club Med Tomamu. The resort also offers 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.

Tomamu Ski Resort
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.
Early December to early April
(December 1, 2019 to April 5, 2020)
11 lifts
Full day 5900 yen
Half day 5000 yen
Nighter 2500 yen
Bus/Train 90-100 minutes by hourly limited express trains from Sapporo.
Car 4 kilometers west of Tomamu IC.
* Season dates may be adjusted due to lack of snow. Check before going.

Access and Orientation

By train

Hourly JR limited express trains run between Sapporo and Tomamu Stations. The trip takes around 90-100 minutes, costs about 5000 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

During most of the ski season, ski buses connect Tomamu directly with Sapporo's Shin-Chitose Airport (120 minutes, 4100 yen one way, reservations required, departures every 1-2 hours). Less frequent ski buses connect Tomamu directly to central Sapporo, Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano, Asahikawa Airport and Obihiro Airport.