Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until early March 2017
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Koeji is a small ski hill located to the east of central Oshu city in the southern region of Iwate Prefecture.

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

700m
215m
485m
28"
4
1050m
2
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Koeji Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st - 2cm 1st - 40cm 1st - 60cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 42cm 2nd - 60cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 53cm 3rd - 55cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - 53cm 4th - 53cm
5th - - 5th - 10cm 5th - 53cm 5th - 53cm
6th - - 6th - 10cm 6th - 50cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th - 8cm 7th - 52cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th - 8cm 8th - 52cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th - 12cm 9th - 52cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th - 10cm 10th - 55cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th - 12cm 11th - 60cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th - 25cm 12th - 60cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 30cm 13th - 60cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 33cm 14th - 60cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 38cm 15th - 60cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 38cm 16th - 60cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 38cm 17th - 55cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 38cm 18th - 55cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 38cm 19th - 58cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 38cm 20th - 58cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 35cm 21st - 60cm 21st - -
22nd - 12cm 22nd - 35cm 22nd - 60cm 22nd - -
23rd - 0cm 23rd - 40cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - -
24th - 2cm 24th - 42cm 24th - 60cm 24th - -
25th - 2cm 25th - 42cm 25th - 65cm 25th - -
26th - 0cm 26th - 42cm 26th - 65cm 26th - -
27th - 0cm 27th - 42cm 27th - 65cm 27th - -
28th - 2cm 28th - 42cm 28th - 62cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 42cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 2cm 30th - 40cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 2cm 31st - 40cm 31st 31st - -

Koeji Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Koeji. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a special sledging area near the base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Koeji Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koeji is open from 9am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Koeji Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 2,600 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Morning (9am-1pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen

Getting to Koeji

By public transport
Train
Train
20.1km from Mizusawa Esashi Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
24km from Mizusawa Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Koeji is 24km from Mizusawa Station and 20km from Mizusawa Esashi Station.

>> More information on the Tohoku Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
26.5km from the Mizusawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
33.4km from the Kitakami Kanegasaki IC on the Tohoku Expressway
38.5km from the Hiraizumi Maesawa IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 397 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 10
Direction
Direction
Koeji is about 26.5km from the Mizusawa IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.

It is located just off Prefecture Road 10, about 2km from Route 397.

From the Mizusawa IC exit head south on Route 4 and then turn left onto Route 397. Head east on this road for about 21km and then turn right onto Prefecture Road 10. The ski hill is just off this road on the right hand side.

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Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 800 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Abarayama-1-407
Esashiku Ide
Oshu-shi
Iwate-ken
023-1761
Telephone
Telephone
0197-39-2105
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