Snow Town Yeti (Susono City, Shizuoka)

Snow Town Yeti
スノータウンYeti (静岡県 裾野市)
Planned season: Friday 21st October 2016 until early April 2017

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Snow Town Yeti is famous for (always?) being the first outdoor ski resort in Japan to open every season... albeit with artificial snow! The resort is located on the southern foothills near Mount Fuji in Susono city, Shizuoka Prefecture. On a clear day some fine views of Mt Fuji can be enjoyed from the slopes.

The slopes of this resort actually go down from the main 'base area', so the top of the ski lifts are actually by base! Snow Town Yeti is popular with people from the areas to the south of Mt Fuji and also well known for late night opening times... sometimes open 'all night'.

For the 2016-2017 season, Snow Town Yeti is introducing some new features including snow rafting, a new Jib Park area and a hovercraft experience. Snow Town Yeti is one of only two ski hills in Shizuoka Prefecture and has been operating since 1971, originally using the name 'Nihon Land Ski-jo'.

Snow Town Yeti is one of only two ski and snowboard resorts on the foothills of Mt Fuji - the other being Fujiten Snow Resort on the northern foothills in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The Mountain

1450m
150m
1300m
25"
5
1000m
3
10%
40%
50%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Snow Town Yeti Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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1st - - 1st 80cm 70cm 1st 80cm 100cm 1st 100cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 70cm 2nd 80cm 100cm 2nd 90cm 70cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd 80cm 80cm 3rd 70cm 100cm 3rd 90cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 80cm 4th 70cm 100cm 4th 90cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 60cm 5th 80cm 90cm 5th 90cm 70cm
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8th - - 8th 70cm 70cm 8th 100cm 110cm 8th 100cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 80cm 9th 80cm 100cm 9th 100cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 80cm 10th 80cm 100cm 10th 100cm 60cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 80cm 11th 80cm 110cm 11th 100cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 80cm 12th 80cm 100cm 12th 100cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 80cm 13th 80cm 100cm 13th 100cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 80cm 14th 90cm 70cm 14th 100cm 70cm
15th 90cm 70cm 15th 70cm 80cm 15th 80cm 70cm 15th 100cm 90cm
16th 90cm 70cm 16th 70cm 80cm 16th 80cm 70cm 16th 100cm 90cm
17th 90cm 70cm 17th 70cm 80cm 17th 80cm 70cm 17th 100cm 70cm
18th 90cm 80cm 18th 70cm 70cm 18th 70cm 70cm 18th 100cm 90cm
19th 90cm 80cm 19th 80cm 70cm 19th 80cm 70cm 19th 100cm 80cm
20th 90cm 80cm 20th 70cm 80cm 20th 80cm 70cm 20th 100cm 80cm
21st 90cm 60cm 21st 70cm 80cm 21st 80cm 60cm 21st 100cm 80cm
22nd 90cm 70cm 22nd 70cm 80cm 22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd 100cm 70cm
23rd 70cm 80cm 23rd 80cm 80cm 23rd 80cm 70cm 23rd 100cm 60cm
24th 90cm 70cm 24th 80cm 100cm 24th 80cm 70cm 24th 100cm 80cm
25th 90cm 60cm 25th 80cm 90cm 25th 80cm 80cm 25th 100cm 80cm
26th 90cm 80cm 26th 70cm 100cm 26th 80cm 80cm 26th 100cm 70cm
27th 60cm 60cm 27th 70cm 100cm 27th 100cm 70cm 27th 120cm 70cm
28th 80cm 80cm 28th 70cm 100cm 28th 100cm 70cm 28th 120cm 70cm
29th 80cm 80cm 29th 70cm 100cm 29th - 70cm 29th 120cm 50cm
30th 80cm 80cm 30th 70cm 100cm 30th 30th 120cm 50cm
31st 80cm 80cm 31st 70cm 100cm 31st 31st 120cm 50cm

Previous Statistics

Snow Town Yeti Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Town Yeti. 
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 'Kids Park' area offers tubing, a mobile-land, a sledging area and an area for 'playing in the snow'. The sledging and playing in the snow areas are free to use for those with a valid ticket, while the other activities are charged. It can be found by the base (at the top of the resort).

There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' that is free of charge and a charged child-care service (2000 yen per child for 1 hour). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Yeti Terrain Park' is located in the lower area of the B course. There is a new Jib Park area opening for the 2016-2017 season. 

Snow Town Yeti Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late October until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Town Yeti is open from 9am until 10pm on weekdays.
The resort is open from 8am until 10pm on weekends and public holidays.

'All night skiing' is on Saturday nights from 26th November 2016 until 18th March 2017 (and also on Friday 23rd December 2016, Monday 2nd and Sunday 8th January 2017). On those days the resort is open for nighta from 4pm until 8am the next morning.

Snow Town Yeti Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (from 4pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
All Night (4pm-8am) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day ticket is valid until 10pm.

There is a 1,000 yen charge (500 yen children and seniors) for entry to sledge or for playing in the snow and watching.

'All night skiing' is on Saturday nights from 26th November 2016 until 18th March 2017 (and also on Friday 23rd December 2016, Monday 2nd and Sunday 8th January 2017). On those days the resort is open for nighta from 4pm until 8am the next morning.

Getting to Snow Town Yeti

By public transport
Train
Train
33.1km from Shin Fuji Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
19.6km from Gotemba Station on the Gotemba Line
31.8km from Fuji Station on the Tokaido Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Snow Town Yeti is about 20km from Gotemba Station on the Gotemba line.

>> More information on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
There are a number of (charged) shuttle bus services available.

From Gotemba Station - the journey takes 57 minutes.
From Mishima Station - the journey takes 71 minutes.
From Susuno Station - the journey takes 55 minutes.
From Fuji Station - the journey takes 80 minutes.
From Yoshiwara Chuo Station - the journey takes 60 minutes.

Travel times shown here are the times mentioned by the resort.
By Car
Car
21km from the Gotemba IC on the Tomei Expressway
21.2km from the Susono IC on the Tomei Expressway
29.8km from the Shin Fuji IC on the Shin Tomei Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 469 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 152
Direction
Direction
Snow Town Yeti is located on the Minami Fuji Evergreen line toll road. The 'base' of the resort is actually the highest point with the slopes going down from there.

There are a number of ways to approach Snow Town Yeti depending on where you are coming from.

From the Gotemba IC exit on the Tomei Expressway, turn right onto Prefecture Road 401 and then after about 300m turn right. After another 600m turn left onto Route 138. Continue on this road for just under 4km until a turn off on the left hand side - there is a sign for Snow Town Yeti just before the road. Continue for just over 3km and then turn left. After reaching a junction turn right onto Prefecture Road 23 and follow the road up towards Mt Fuji. The road is known as Fujisan Skyline and turns into Prefecture Road 152 along the way. After about 13km on this road turn left on to the Minami Fuji Evergreen Line road.Snow Town Yeti is about 1km along the road.

From the south reach Route 469 close Fuji Safari Park and then head north on the Minami Fuji Evergreen Line road to head up to Snow Town Yeti base. The resort is about 8km along the road.

>> More information on Tomei Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is car parking available near the top of the resort.

Parking is free on weekdays. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the parking charge is 1000 yen per vehicle.

More Information

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Address
Address
Fujiwara 2428
Suyama
Susono-shi
Shizuoka
410-1231
Telephone
Telephone
055-998-0636
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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 coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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