Sapporo Teine information
You can't beat Teine for convenience, as the slopes, which hosted skiing events for the 1972 Winter Olympics, lie quite literally on the edge of Sapporo. Teine has two zones: the lower, more beginner- and family-oriented Olympia Zone ; and the higher, more challenging Highland Zone . There are 15 runs and nine lifts. A variety of packages bring the price down.
If you're travelling as a family, take advantage of the 'family pack' plan, which also comes with savings on equipment rentals. The 'bus pack' (adult/child ¥6700/4300) gives you round-trip bus service from JR Sapporo Station plus a seven-hour lift ticket; this deal requires pre-booking by 3pm the day before. Full equipment rental for skiers/snowboarders is available for ¥5100 per day.
Just 10 minutes from Sapporo by local train, Teine can get very crowded, particularly on weekends and school holidays. Frequent trains on the JR Hakodate line run between Sapporo and Teine (¥260). From JR Teine Station, shuttle buses conveniently run to both zones.