Geto Kogen (Kitakami Town, Iwate)

Geto Kogen
夏油高原 (岩手県 北上町)
Planned season: Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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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 has been operating since 1993.

Geto Kogen has a number of official 'off-piste' tree-run areas. For the 2017-2018 season, 'Shooter' has grown and become Shooter 1, 2, 3 and 4; and a new area called 'Stream' is also opening.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

The Mountain

1070m
430m
640m
36"
16
3000m
5
20%
40%
40%
Skiers
48%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
52%
0 2 1 0 2 0 0

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
17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 180cm 1st - 330cm 1st - 400cm
2nd - - 2nd - 195cm 2nd - 380cm 2nd - 395cm
3rd - - 3rd - 195cm 3rd - 380cm 3rd - 390cm
4th - - 4th - 205cm 4th - 375cm 4th - 395cm
5th - - 5th - 200cm 5th - 365cm 5th - 400cm
6th - - 6th - 220cm 6th - 360cm 6th - 400cm
7th - - 7th - 220cm 7th - 360cm 7th - 400cm
8th - - 8th - 215cm 8th - 380cm 8th - 400cm
9th - - 9th - 225cm 9th - 385cm 9th - 420cm
10th - - 10th - 225cm 10th - 380cm 10th - 430cm
11th - - 11th - 255cm 11th - 380cm 11th - 470cm
12th - - 12th - 360cm 12th - 380cm 12th - 470cm
13th - - 13th - 360cm 13th - 385cm 13th - 470cm
14th - - 14th - 360cm 14th - 380cm 14th - 465cm
15th - 175cm 15th - 360cm 15th - 375cm 15th - 460cm
16th - 195cm 16th - 370cm 16th - 390cm 16th - 470cm
17th - 260cm 17th - 310cm 17th - 390cm 17th - 450cm
18th - 250cm 18th - 300cm 18th - 375cm 18th - 450cm
19th - 250cm 19th - 290cm 19th - 375cm 19th - 460cm
20th - 250cm 20th - 310cm 20th - 375cm 20th - 460cm
21st - 220cm 21st - 320cm 21st - 380cm 21st - 460cm
22nd - 180cm 22nd - 320cm 22nd - 410cm 22nd - 455cm
23rd - 170cm 23rd - 330cm 23rd - 395cm 23rd - 450cm
24th - 175cm 24th - 330cm 24th - 400cm 24th - 460cm
25th - 160cm 25th - 340cm 25th - 400cm 25th - 460cm
26th - 160cm 26th - 355cm 26th - 390cm 26th - 460cm
27th - 150cm 27th - 355cm 27th - 390cm 27th - 460cm
28th - 150cm 28th - 360cm 28th - 400cm 28th - 460cm
29th - 155cm 29th - 350cm 29th - - 29th - 455cm
30th - 180cm 30th - 350cm 30th 30th - 465cm
31st - 180cm 31st - 340cm 31st 31st - 460cm

Previous Statistics

Geto Kogen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geto Kogen. 
Rental
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 'G 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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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 regular season.
Nighta (dates below) operations are until 9:30pm.

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

Early season:
Saturday 2nd December until Friday 15th December 2017
Regular season:
Saturday 16th December 2017 until Wednesday 21st March 2018
Spring ski season:
Thursday 22nd March until Sunday 6th May 2018
Nighta:
Fridays and Saturdays between 22nd December and 25th March; 28th December until 8th January 2018

Geto Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,900 yen
5 Hours 4,400 yen 3,600 yen
Nighta 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,300 yen
Twilight (1pm until close) 4,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,700 yen
Pair Lift (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,600 yen 3,300 yen
Early Season (1 day) 3,900 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
Spring Season (1 day) 3,900 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Tickets for Senior High School students are 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 Saturday 2nd December until Friday 15th December 2017
The spring season ticket is available from Thursday 22nd March until Sunday 6th May 2018

Getting to Geto Kogen

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus is available from the East Exit of Kitakami Station.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
Geto Kogen is easy to reach from both the Tohoku Expressway and Akita Expressway.

Approach from the east using Prefecture Road 122.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
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More information on Akita Expressway
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

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Address
Address
Wagacho Iwasaki Shinden
Kitakami-shi
Iwate-ken
024-0322
Telephone
Telephone
0197-65-9000
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Geto Kogen
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We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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