Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until early March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 28th March 2017]

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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
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 2cm 25cm 1st 40cm 83cm 1st 60cm 43cm
2nd - - 2nd - 25cm 2nd 42cm 85cm 2nd 60cm 60cm
3rd - - 3rd - 22cm 3rd 53cm 88cm 3rd 55cm 70cm
4th - - 4th - 15cm 4th 53cm 88cm 4th 53cm 70cm
5th - - 5th 10cm 15cm 5th 53cm 88cm 5th 53cm 65cm
6th - - 6th 10cm 15cm 6th 50cm 88cm 6th - 60cm
7th - - 7th 8cm 15cm 7th 52cm 85cm 7th - 50cm
8th - - 8th 8cm 18cm 8th 52cm 85cm 8th - 45cm
9th - - 9th 12cm 20cm 9th 52cm 83cm 9th - 45cm
10th - - 10th 10cm 23cm 10th 55cm 83cm 10th - 35cm
11th - - 11th 12cm 25cm 11th 60cm 83cm 11th - 35cm
12th - - 12th 25cm 25cm 12th 60cm 80cm 12th - 30cm
13th - - 13th 30cm 30cm 13th 60cm 75cm 13th - 25cm
14th - - 14th 33cm 30cm 14th 60cm 50cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 38cm 30cm 15th 60cm 50cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 38cm 31cm 16th 60cm 52cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 38cm 33cm 17th 55cm 52cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 38cm 35cm 18th 55cm 52cm 18th - -
19th - 4cm 19th 38cm 55cm 19th 58cm 52cm 19th - -
20th - 4cm 20th 38cm 60cm 20th 58cm 47cm 20th - -
21st - 2cm 21st 35cm 60cm 21st 60cm 35cm 21st - -
22nd 12cm 0cm 22nd 35cm 60cm 22nd 60cm 35cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 0cm 23rd 40cm 60cm 23rd 60cm 35cm 23rd - -
24th 2cm 0cm 24th 42cm 65cm 24th 60cm 35cm 24th - -
25th 2cm 0cm 25th 42cm 80cm 25th 65cm 35cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 0cm 26th 42cm 80cm 26th 65cm 37cm 26th - -
27th 0cm 20cm 27th 42cm 80cm 27th 65cm 40cm 27th - -
28th 2cm 20cm 28th 42cm 80cm 28th 62cm 55cm 28th - -
29th - 23cm 29th 42cm 80cm 29th - 45cm 29th - -
30th 2cm 25cm 30th 40cm 83cm 30th 30th - -
31st 2cm 25cm 31st 40cm 83cm 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 9am 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
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