Facilities & Services
Tomamu is a very well established resort and has comprehensive facilities and services. Lift ticket sales, eateries, ski and snowboard rentals, and shops are located at each of the hotels as well as the resort center.
Facilities for Children
Childcare services are available for short periods or all day (8am to 7pm). The Tomamu nursery offers an array of kids’ programs that can incorporate indoor crafts and/or outdoor play. Child care is available for infants 8 months old to children 6 years old.
Kids’ rooms are available for parents to take their little ones. There are two locations: adjacent to the Risonare Tomamu hotel lobby; and adjacent to The Tower hotel lobby.
Tomamu Ski School
Tomamu offers a range of ski school and snowboard tuition programs. Most of them are with Japanese speaking instructors who might speak a little Engrish.
A fabulous new addition for Tomamu is 2 hour group ski lessons for kids in English. The lessons are divided into two age groups: kids 6-12; and children 3-6.
Adults wanting an English-speaking instructor will need to book a private ski or snowboard lesson.
Tomamu Ski and Snowboard Rental
Skis, snowboards and ski wear are available for rent throughout the resort at both the Resort Centre, the Tower Hotel and the Risonare Hotel (high end ski hire).
Eating On Mountain
Considering that all the hotels and base areas are ski-in ski-out, there are a range of restaurants that are easily accessible from the ski area. For a cheap and easy meal, try the cafeteria in the resort centre. They serve fairly typical rice dishes, curries and ramen.
There is also a quaint mid-mountain restaurant, Mt Café RAP. The round building serves a range of fare and is a good place to warm up around the fire.
Tomamu has finally come into the 21st century and introduced ATMs. These are located in the lobby of the Tower Hotel. The other good news is that unlike some Japanese ski resorts, Tomamu takes credit cards virtually everywhere (including the purchasing of lift tickets) so the amount of cash needed is minimal.
Whilst there are very few ‘Westerners’ in Tomamu, the language barrier is generally not a problem. English is not spoken as widely as at resorts such as Niseko
, but at Tomamu there are various people who can speak enough English to get by. Of course any attempts to speak Japanese will always be welcomed by the locals.