Sapporo Teine Ski Resort
Sapporo Teine Ski Resort is 40 minutes away from the city center and it can be great to visit if you want to spend a couple of nights checking out downtown Sapporo city and just doing a day trip to Teine.
Sapporo Teine is the largest of several medium sized ski resorts on the outskirts of Sapporo, which hosted the skiing events for the 1972 Winter Olympics.
The resort is split into the Highland Zone and the Olympia Zone. Connecting the two zones is the Rainbow Course, a super long course with a maximum run length of 5.4 km from the summit.
The Highland Zone where all the action is reaches 1023 meters above sea level and features various kinds of courses for all levels of skiers. Great views of Sapporo city and the Sea of Japan prevail and the view on a fine day can be quite breathtaking.
The Olympia Zone has less steep trails suitable for beginners, as well as a family park offering tubing and sledding. The Olympic Torch still stands above the resort as it did during the games.
Facilities offered by Sapporo Teine include cafeteria, restaurants, coin lockers and ski-wear rental services, so you can visit the resort without bringing anything with you.
Take one of the JR Trains between Sapporo and Teine Stations “takes about 15 minutes”. At Teine Station take the JR bus “Bus No: 70, from Bus Stop No: 3, South Exit” bound for Teine Highland “takes about 30 minutes”.
A good option is the Bus Pack, which gets you a round trip ticket from Sapporo’s main hotels to Sapporo Teine, costs 6700 yen and includes a 7-hour lift ticket.
Reservations are required and must be made at least one week in advance. Check the website for a list of hotels and timetables.
Sapporo Teine Ski Resort - Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido