Geto Kogen (Kitakami Town, Iwate)

Geto Kogen
夏油高原 (岩手県 北上町)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
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Geto Kogen is located to the west of central Kitakami city in the south-western region of Iwate Prefecture. The area is known for heavy snowfall and Geto Kogen itself for some of the biggest snow depth numbers in all of Japan. This resort has two operating Gondolas as well as a quad lift and two pairs. Geto Kogen offers a number of official 'off-piste' areas called Shooter, Summit and Rabbit. The resort has been operating since 1993.

Iwate Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of the main island of Honshu. Morioka is the capital city. Most of the ski and snowboard hills in Iwate Prefecture are located in the western mountainous regions, near to the border with Akita Prefecture. Aomori Prefecture is to the north and Miyagi Prefecture is to the south of Iwate.

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The Mountain

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Geto Kogen Course Map

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Geto Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 180cm 200cm 1st 330cm 325cm 1st 400cm 330cm
2nd - - 2nd 195cm 200cm 2nd 380cm 325cm 2nd 395cm 360cm
3rd - 25cm 3rd 195cm 180cm 3rd 380cm 330cm 3rd 390cm 380cm
4th - - 4th 205cm 170cm 4th 375cm 330cm 4th 395cm 380cm
5th - - 5th 200cm 180cm 5th 365cm 330cm 5th 400cm 380cm
6th - - 6th 220cm 180cm 6th 360cm 330cm 6th 400cm 340cm
7th - - 7th 220cm 190cm 7th 360cm 340cm 7th 400cm 320cm
8th - - 8th 215cm 200cm 8th 380cm 350cm 8th 400cm 320cm
9th - - 9th 225cm 200cm 9th 385cm 330cm 9th 420cm 310cm
10th - - 10th 225cm 200cm 10th 380cm 330cm 10th 430cm 300cm
11th - - 11th 255cm 240cm 11th 380cm 340cm 11th 470cm 300cm
12th - - 12th 360cm 250cm 12th 380cm 330cm 12th 470cm 310cm
13th - - 13th 360cm 260cm 13th 385cm 320cm 13th 470cm 310cm
14th - - 14th 360cm 290cm 14th 380cm 310cm 14th 465cm 310cm
15th 175cm 30cm 15th 360cm 270cm 15th 375cm 280cm 15th 460cm 310cm
16th 195cm 25cm 16th 370cm 270cm 16th 390cm 280cm 16th 470cm 305cm
17th 260cm 70cm 17th 310cm 270cm 17th 390cm 295cm 17th 450cm 300cm
18th 250cm 80cm 18th 300cm 280cm 18th 375cm 330cm 18th 450cm 295cm
19th 250cm 110cm 19th 290cm 300cm 19th 375cm 330cm 19th 460cm 295cm
20th 250cm 120cm 20th 310cm 320cm 20th 375cm 310cm 20th 460cm 295cm
21st 220cm 120cm 21st 320cm 340cm 21st 380cm 310cm 21st 460cm 290cm
22nd 180cm 110cm 22nd 320cm 320cm 22nd 410cm 300cm 22nd 455cm 290cm
23rd 170cm 100cm 23rd 330cm 325cm 23rd 395cm 295cm 23rd 450cm 285cm
24th 175cm 90cm 24th 330cm 330cm 24th 400cm 300cm 24th 460cm 280cm
25th 160cm 80cm 25th 340cm 320cm 25th 400cm 300cm 25th 460cm 285cm
26th 160cm 80cm 26th 355cm 310cm 26th 390cm 315cm 26th 460cm 310cm
27th 150cm 110cm 27th 355cm 310cm 27th 390cm 330cm 27th 460cm 310cm
28th 150cm 160cm 28th 360cm 315cm 28th 400cm 330cm 28th 460cm 300cm
29th 155cm 180cm 29th 350cm 310cm 29th - 320cm 29th 455cm 310cm
30th 180cm 200cm 30th 350cm 310cm 30th 30th 465cm 290cm
31st 180cm 200cm 31st 340cm 310cm 31st 31st 460cm 280cm

Previous Statistics

Geto Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geto Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Fuwafuwa Kids Area' is located in the main base area and open from 10:15am until 3:30pm on weekends.
A nursery facility is also available for children ages 0-6 years (from 2000 yen for half a day and 3000 yen for the day). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' is open from late January. 

Geto Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 9:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Geto Kogen is generally open from 8am until 4:30pm during the daytime in the main season.

Nighta is open on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and New Year (28th December until 2nd January) during the period 23rd December 2016 to 26th February 2017.

The Number 1 Gondola and Number 1 pair lift are usually open for nighta.

Geto Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 4,600 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,700 yen
5 Hours 4,200 yen 3,400 yen
Nighta 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,300 yen
Twilight (2pm until close) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
Pair Lift (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,600 yen 3,300 yen
Early Season 3,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen
Spring Season 3,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,300 yen
Lift Ticket Information A ticket for Senior High School students is also available:
1 day ticket - 2,600 yen
Nighta ticket - 2,300 yen
Twilight ticket - 2,300 yen
Early Season & Spring Season tickets - 2,600 yen

The Twilight ticket is available on nighta days.
The early season is available from 3rd December until 16th December 2016
The spring season ticket is available from 21st March until 7th May 2017

Getting to Geto Kogen

By public transport
26.2km from Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
23.6km from Rokuhara Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
26.2km from Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Geto Kogen is about 24km from Rokuhara Station on the Tohoku Honsen line.

Kitakami Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is 26km from the resort.

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A free shuttle bus is available from the East Exit of Kitakami Station.
By Car
18.8km from the Kitakami Nishi IC on the Akita Expressway
22.5km from the Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
23.4km from the Kitakami Ezuriko IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 4 (22.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 122
Geto Kogen is easy to reach from both the Tohoku Expressway and Akita Expressway.

Approach from the east using Prefecture Road 122.

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More information on Akita Expressway
There is parking for over 3000 vehicles close to the base of Geto Kogen.
Parking on the main car park costs 500 yen on weekends, holidays and over New Year. The other car parks (P1-P5) are free every day.

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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