Resort Spotlight: Kandatsu Kogen (Yuzawa)

Kandatsu Kogen

Yuzawa Town
Niigata Prefecture
16/17 season

Just 1km from Yuzawa IC and less than 10 minutes from Echigo Yuzawa Station


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Kandatsu Kogen is a popular ski and snowboard resort located in the fantastic location just 1km from the Yuzawa IC of the Kanetsu Expressway and less than 10 minutes free shuttle bus ride from Echigo Yuzawa Station.  The resort may be very easy to get to, but due to it's geographical location this area enjoys very large amounts of quality snowfall through the winter season. 

Kandatsu Kogen is blessed with often excellent snow conditions. The resort has a compact layout with most of the courses coming back to the same main area in a bowl like feature. There's a good selection of runs to choose from - from the main wide and mostly gentle beginner slope to the fun crusing run that is Milky Way, the challenging 45 degree Orion course and a number of mogul runs.  At the end of the day, cruise down the Vega tree run back down to base.  A soak in the onsen hot springs on the 5th floor of the base Resort Hall is a perfect end to the day.


Night Riding!

Days Period Opening times
'Almost' all night!
On Saturdays and nights before holidays
Thurs 29th Jan - Sat 1st Apri 6:00pm - 4:00am
Spring nights
On Saturdays and nights before holidays
Fri 7th Apr - Sat 22nd Apr 6:00pm - 10:00pm



Kandatsu 'Sclover' Park

Coming for 14/15 is the new Kandatsu 'Sclover' Park.... details on the Japanese website.

Resort Hall

Open from 7am until 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on Saturdays and holidays, the Resort Hall is the large building that acts as the base of the resort.

1st Floor
On the 1st Floor is the lobby, the waiting area for the bus and also the Mens and Womens changing and locker rooms.  Change here and then go up to the 2nd Floor for lift tickets!

2nd Floor
On the 2nd Floor you'll find the Ticket Counter as well as the Ski & Board Rental, a Shop and School Reception.

3rd Floor
There's a large Event Hall on the 3rd Floor with space for up to 1500 people, and events planned for each weekend of the winter season.  Check with the resort during the season for the latest news on what will be featured.  In the past there have been DJ sets, live events amongst other things...

4th Floor

5th Floor
Find one of the largest public baths in the Yuzawa area on the 5th floor - up to 400 people when it's busy!  There's an outdoor onsen hot spring as well as sauna and jacuzzi facilities. The spa is open from 2pm until 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

6th Floor
On the 6th floor is a relaxing space for people using the onsen hot spring facilities on the 5th floor.


Location & Getting to Kandatsu Kogen

Kandatsu 4121-1, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken, 949-6102

>> Click here to view a map showing the location of the resort

By Car:
Kandatsu Kogen is about 1km from the Yuzawa IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway.  (Exit the IC, turn left onto Route 17, through one set of traffic lights and you'll see the signs for Kandatsu Kogen on your left).  In normal conditions, it will take just a few minutes!

The journey from Nerima IC in the north part of Tokyo to Yuzawa IC in normal conditions usually takes less than 2 hours.

By Train:
Kandatsu Kogen is less than 10 minutes by (free) shuttle bus from the main Echigo Yuzawa Station in Yuzawa Town. 


Opening Dates & Lift Tickets

Saturday 17th December 2015 until Sunday 7th May 2017
(*Spring season from Monday 27th April 2016 until closing date)

Open from 7am until 4:30pm in the daytime on weekends and holidays
Open from 8am until 4:30pm in the daytime on weekdays

'Hobo All Nighta' from 6pm until 4am the next morning on Saturdays and nights before holidays from 29th December 2016 until 1st April 2017.

Lift tickets 2016-2017 Season

Ticket price Classification Adult Child Senior
1 day ticket
8am until 4:30pm 3900 yen 2800 yen 3700 yen
1 day ticket
Weekends & Holidays
7am until 4:30pm 4500 yen 3200 yen 4000 yen
Morning ticket 7am (8am on weekdays) until 12 noon 3600 yen 2600 yen 3300 yen
Late 1 day ticket 10:30am until 4:30pm 3800 yen 2700 yen 3600 yen
Afternoon ticket 12 noon until 4:30pm 3200 yen 2200 yen 3000 yen
Nighta 6pm-12midnight 2000 yen 1000 yen 1700 yen
Nighta 10pm-4am 3000 yen 2000 yen 2500 yen
All Nighta 6pm-4am 3600 yen 2500 yen 3000 yen
Weekday nighta See nighta info above 2000 yen 1000 yen 1700 yen
Spring nighta See nighta info above 1800 yen 800 yen 1500 yen

The above charges are for the main season until Sunday 26th March 2017.
Child tickets available to elementary school aged children (6-12 years).
Senior tickets available to people over 55 years old.
Free parking for about 2000 vehicles


Ski & Snowboard Rental

Rental 2016-2017 Season

Charge   Half Day 1 Day 2 Days
Skis or Board
Ski Set 3,800 yen 4,300 yen 8,000 yen
Full Set 6,000 yen 7,000 yen 13,000 yen
Skis/Board 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,500 yen
Boots 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,500 yen
Poles 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Wear 3,300 yen 3,800 yen 7,000 yen
Skis or Board
Ski Set 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,500 yen
Full Set 4,000 yen 5,000 yen 9,000 yen
Skis/Board 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen
Boots 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen
Poles 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Wear 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen
Helmet   1,000 yen 1,000 yen -
Sledge   500 yen 500 yen -
Snow boots   500 yen 500 yen -

Full Set includes skis or board, poles (ski), boots, wear and gloves