Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 25th April 2018]

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Koeji is a small ski hill located to the east of central Oshu city in the southern region of Iwate Prefecture.

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

700m
215m
485m
28"
4
1050m
2
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Koeji Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 65cm 2cm 1st 90cm 40cm 1st 95cm 60cm
2nd - - 2nd 65cm - 2nd 90cm 42cm 2nd 100cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm - 3rd 95cm 53cm 3rd 100cm 55cm
4th - - 4th 70cm - 4th 90cm 53cm 4th 90cm 53cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 10cm 5th 90cm 53cm 5th 85cm 53cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 10cm 6th 90cm 50cm 6th 85cm -
7th - - 7th 65cm 8cm 7th 90cm 52cm 7th 80cm -
8th - - 8th 60cm 8cm 8th 85cm 52cm 8th 80cm -
9th - - 9th 55cm 12cm 9th 85cm 52cm 9th 70cm -
10th - - 10th 65cm 10cm 10th 85cm 55cm 10th 60cm -
11th - - 11th 70cm 12cm 11th 85cm 60cm 11th 60cm -
12th - - 12th 70cm 25cm 12th 85cm 60cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 70cm 30cm 13th 90cm 60cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 70cm 33cm 14th 90cm 60cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 70cm 38cm 15th 95cm 60cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 70cm 38cm 16th 95cm 60cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 65cm 38cm 17th 95cm 55cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 70cm 38cm 18th 105cm 55cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 65cm 38cm 19th 105cm 58cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 65cm 38cm 20th 105cm 58cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 65cm 35cm 21st 105cm 60cm 21st - -
22nd - 12cm 22nd 60cm 35cm 22nd 100cm 60cm 22nd - -
23rd 45cm 0cm 23rd 60cm 40cm 23rd 100cm 60cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm 2cm 24th 65cm 42cm 24th 95cm 60cm 24th - -
25th 20cm 2cm 25th 75cm 42cm 25th 95cm 65cm 25th - -
26th 30cm 0cm 26th 90cm 42cm 26th 90cm 65cm 26th - -
27th 70cm 0cm 27th 90cm 42cm 27th 90cm 65cm 27th - -
28th 75cm 2cm 28th 90cm 42cm 28th 100cm 62cm 28th - -
29th 75cm - 29th 90cm 42cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 75cm 2cm 30th 90cm 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st 75cm 2cm 31st 95cm 40cm 31st 31st - -

Koeji Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koeji. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special sledging area near the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Koeji Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koeji is open from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Koeji Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 2,600 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen

Getting to Koeji

By public transport
Train
Train
20.1km from Mizusawa Esashi Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
24km from Mizusawa Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Koeji is 24km from Mizusawa Station and 20km from Mizusawa Esashi Station.

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bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
26.5km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
33.4km from the Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
38.5km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 397 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 10
Direction
Direction
Koeji is about 26.5km from the Mizusawa IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

It is located just off Prefecture Road 10, about 2km from Route 397.

From the Mizusawa IC exit head south on Route 4 and then turn left onto Route 397. Head east on this road for about 21km and then turn right onto Prefecture Road 10. The ski hill is just off this road on the right hand side.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 800 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Abarayama-1-407
Esashiku Ide
Oshu-shi
Iwate-ken
023-1761
Telephone
Telephone
0197-39-2105
RESORT INFORMATION
Information for ski hills around Japan have been updated for the 2017-2018 season
Current resort snow depth
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