Leading Japanese resort for 'powder reset' In the 2014 season, Geto Kogen was top of the snow depth lists for 3 months (6.5m!)
New exciting expert 'Tree Run' courses 'Summit' & 'Shooter'
Reasonable 'Skier beds' and natural 'onsen' hot springs facilities at base
Large-scale night skiing operations including Gondola operations
The 'ramen' noodles are quite possibly the best there is!
Geto Kogen is located in Iwate Prefecture, to the west of Kitakami City. This region is surrounded by beautiful forests and offers abundant onsen hot springs. Geto Kogen can be enjoyed by all skiers and snowboarders from beginners taking their first steps to families and experts alike. The resort features two gondolas, one quad lift and two pair lifts servicing the courses.
Important information about riding the new Tree Runs at Geto Kogen
The new tree runs at Geto Kogen should be open from mid January until early March.
Subject to conditions and safety checks, the courses will be opened after special checks are made daily by patrol from 9:30am until 2pm.
Riders entering the tree runs must wear helmets. Also we ask that charged mobile phones are taken and that the emergency contact telephone number is noted before entering the zones. Be aware that if an official search is requested, search costs will be incurred. We recommend that people ride together rather than individually for this and other safety reasons.
Before you enter!
Charged mobile telephone? - CHECK! Noted emergency tel no? - CHECK! Helmet? - CHECK! Protective equipment? - CHECK! Confident of your riding ability?- CHECK!
In deep fresh snow conditions, snow shoes are also recommended (especially for snowboarders).
** Please note that you enter these areas completely at your own responsibility.
The resort cannot assume any responsibility for any accidents that occur in these areas.
As such we ask that you please take into account your own skill level and take responsibility for your actions.
Having said all of that, the resort hopes that you enjoy SUMMIT and SHOOTER!!
Tree Run Course - SUMMIT
Tree Run Course - SHOOTER
Geto Kogen - Introductory video
Skier beds Right by base, this makes the perfect accommodation when riding at Geto Kogen and wanting early tracks. Open from 19th December until 21st March
Charges Weekdays: 5400 yen Saturdays and nights before holidays: 5,900 yen 26th-28th December 2015:7,700 yen 29th December - 2nd January 2016: 8,700 yen 9th-10th January 2016: 8,700 yen
All rates include two meals Check in is from 3pm to 9pm Check out the following morning is at 9am Evening meal is from 6pm to 8pm (last order at 7:30pm) Breakfast is from 7am to 8am (last order at 7:30am) Entry to baths is from 10:30am to 9pm (or 10pm when night skiing) Morning baths are from 6:30am to 7:30am Towels and other amenities are available at the Front Desk for sale or rental Lights out at 11pm!
Onsen hot spring and outdoor bath Relax in the large onsen hot springs at base
700 yen for adults 400 yen for children 300 yen for towel set rental
Best ramen at a ski resort It looks good, doesn't it? It is! Try it and see!
How to get to Geto Kogen
Geto Kogen is located in the west of Kitakami city (Iwate Prefecture)in the northern Tohoku region of Japan.
A free shuttle bus is available from the East Exit of Kitakami Station. The journey from the station takes about 50 minutes. Buses leave at 7:40am, 9:10am and 10:40am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and at 9:10pm on weekdays. Please check beforehand for any changes to this service.
25 minutes from Kitakami Nishi IC on the Akita Expressway for those approaching from Akita
40 minutes from Kitakami Ezuriki IC on the Tohoku Expressway for those approaching from Morioka
30 minutes from Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway for those approaching from the Sendai region
40 minutes from Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway for those approaching from the Sendai region
50 minutes from Kitakami Station by rental car (available in the station)
Early Season: 3rd December 2016 - 16th December 2016 Normal Season: 17th December 2016 - 20th March 2017 Night skiing: 23rd December until 26th February 2017 (on Saturdays and Sundays and over New Year) Spring Season: 21st March until 7th May 2017