Snow Town Yeti is famous for (always?) being the first outdoor ski resort in Japan to open every season... albeit with artificial snow! For the 2017-2018 season, one course opened from 6th October.
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'.
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'.
The other ski and snowboard resorts on the foothills of Mt Fuji is Fujiten Snow Resort, which can be found on the northern foothills in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Snow Town Yeti Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Town Yeti.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
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 (which is actually at the top/upper area of the resort).
There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' that is free of charge and available for children ages 6 months to 9 years.
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
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 9:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Snow Town Yeti is open from 9am until 9pm on weekdays.
The resort is open from 8am until 9pm on weekends and public holidays.
'All night skiing' is on Saturday nights from 18th November 2017 until 10th February 2018 - and also on Sunday 31st December 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Sunday 7th January 2018and Sunday 11th February 2018. On those days the resort is open for nighta from 3:30pm until 8am the next morning.
Snow Town Yeti Lift Ticket Charges
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays)
1 Day (weekdays)
Nighta (from 4pm)
All Night (4pm-8am)
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekday)
The 1 Day ticket is valid until 9pm.
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 18th November 2017 until 10th February 2018 - and also on Sunday 31st December 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Sunday 7th January 2018 and Sunday 11th February 2018. On those days the resort is open for nighta from 3:30pm until 8am the next morning.
Cheaper tickets are available for the spring season from 24th March 2018. From that date a 1 Day ticket is 2,500 yen for adults and 2,000 yen for children and seniors.
Various extra benefits are included with season tickets, including free parking on weekdays and early tracks.
Getting to Snow Town Yeti
By public transport
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
Snow Town Yeti is about 20km from Gotemba Station on the Gotemba line.
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.
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
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.
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