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.

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The Mountain

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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
1st 90cm - 1st 305cm 180cm 1st 460cm 330cm 1st 535cm 400cm
2nd 110cm - 2nd 300cm 195cm 2nd 460cm 380cm 2nd 545cm 395cm
3rd 150cm - 3rd 320cm 195cm 3rd 450cm 380cm 3rd 505cm 390cm
4th 110cm - 4th 330cm 205cm 4th 440cm 375cm 4th 485cm 395cm
5th 110cm - 5th 320cm 200cm 5th 445cm 365cm 5th 470cm 400cm
6th 110cm - 6th 320cm 220cm 6th 450cm 360cm 6th 460cm 400cm
7th 125cm - 7th 330cm 220cm 7th 450cm 360cm 7th 460cm 400cm
8th 100cm - 8th 330cm 215cm 8th 440cm 380cm 8th 450cm 400cm
9th 100cm - 9th 320cm 225cm 9th 460cm 385cm 9th 430cm 420cm
10th 130cm - 10th 325cm 225cm 10th 440cm 380cm 10th 420cm 430cm
11th 130cm - 11th 335cm 255cm 11th 430cm 380cm 11th 420cm 470cm
12th 170cm - 12th 330cm 360cm 12th 465cm 380cm 12th 405cm 470cm
13th 190cm - 13th 330cm 360cm 13th 495cm 385cm 13th 410cm 470cm
14th 210cm - 14th 310cm 360cm 14th 520cm 380cm 14th 405cm 465cm
15th 200cm 175cm 15th 305cm 360cm 15th 520cm 375cm 15th 405cm 460cm
16th 190cm 195cm 16th 315cm 370cm 16th 540cm 390cm 16th 395cm 470cm
17th 190cm 260cm 17th 310cm 310cm 17th 500cm 390cm 17th 395cm 450cm
18th 195cm 250cm 18th 320cm 300cm 18th 520cm 375cm 18th 395cm 450cm
19th 200cm 250cm 19th 315cm 290cm 19th 520cm 375cm 19th 385cm 460cm
20th 225cm 250cm 20th 315cm 310cm 20th 530cm 375cm 20th 385cm 460cm
21st 225cm 220cm 21st 310cm 320cm 21st 530cm 380cm 21st 380cm 460cm
22nd 225cm 180cm 22nd 310cm 320cm 22nd 530cm 410cm 22nd 385cm 455cm
23rd 220cm 170cm 23rd 315cm 330cm 23rd 525cm 395cm 23rd 385cm 450cm
24th 220cm 175cm 24th 325cm 330cm 24th 530cm 400cm 24th 385cm 460cm
25th 220cm 160cm 25th 370cm 340cm 25th 530cm 400cm 25th 385cm 460cm
26th 225cm 160cm 26th 395cm 355cm 26th 530cm 390cm 26th 385cm 460cm
27th 250cm 150cm 27th 405cm 355cm 27th 525cm 390cm 27th 380cm 460cm
28th 280cm 150cm 28th 410cm 360cm 28th 530cm 400cm 28th 380cm 460cm
29th 320cm 155cm 29th 410cm 350cm 29th - - 29th 375cm 455cm
30th 310cm 180cm 30th 415cm 350cm 30th 30th 370cm 465cm
31st 310cm 180cm 31st 460cm 340cm 31st 31st 365cm 460cm

Previous Statistics

Geto Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Geto Kogen. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'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
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
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
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
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.

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A free shuttle bus is available from the East Exit of Kitakami Station.
By 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
Geto Kogen is easy to reach from both the Tohoku Expressway and Akita Expressway.

Approach from the east using Prefecture Road 122.

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More information on Akita Expressway
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.

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Snow conditions 100
Courses & terrain 70
Lift system 75
Apres ski 25
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