Resort Spotlight: Geto Kogen (Iwate)

Geto Kogen
Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture
Official website

Planned season: Saturday 30th November 2019 until Wednesday 6th May 2020
<< Resort data and 6-day snow & weather reports here >>

    GETO KOGEN Need to know
Expert 'Tree Run' areas
Summit, Beech, Stream, Rabbit and Shooter 1, 2, 3 and 4!
Leading Japanese resort for 'powder reset'
In the 2014 season, Geto Kogen was top of the snow depth lists for 3 months (6.5m!)
Reasonable 'skier beds' and natural 'onsen' hot springs facilities at base
Large-scale night skiing operations including Gondola operations
The 'ramen' noodles - quite possibly the best out there!

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 Tree Runs at Geto Kogen

Some new tree runs have opened at Geto Kogen since the 2017-2018 season and now there is Summit, Beech, Stream, Rabbit and Shooter 1, 2, 3 and 4! These courses are cause for great excitement for us all, of course, but it is also a time to reflect on important safety issues.

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 Area - SUMMIT

Tree Run Area - SHOOTER... 1, 2, 3 and 4!


Accommodation at base

Check out these pages for information on three different accommodation options available right at the base of Geto Kogen:

>> Geto Skiers Bed
>> Geto Dormitory Room
>> Geto Premier Stay Gou


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.

By train:

A free shuttle bus is available from the East Exit of Kitakami Station.
The journey from the station takes about 50 minutes.
Buses normally leave at 6:45am, 7:40am, 9:10am and 10:40am.
Please check beforehand for any changes to this service.

By car:

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)

>> Click here to see location on map and use Route Finder to find your way to Geto Kogen


Geto Kogen Lift Tickets 2019-2020 Season

  1 Day 5 Hours Nighta Twilight Pair lift ticket Hatsu-suberi (early)
Adults 4,900 yen 4,500 yen 2,800 yen 4,600 yen 3,700 yen 4,200 yen
Over 60s, students 3,900 yen 3,600 yen 2,400 yen 3,800 yen 3,400 yen 3,800 yen
Senior high school studens (15-18) 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,400 yen 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Junior high school students (12-) 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen
Elementary school students (6-) 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
  8:30am until 4:30pm 5 hours from time of purchase 4:30pm until 9:30pm From 1pm until close on days with nighta 8:30am until 4:30pm Until 13th December 2019

As soon as snow allows through 29th November 2019
Operating lifts: Number 1 Gondola

arly Season:
Saturday 30th December 2019 - Friday 13th December 2019
Operating lifts: Number 1 Gondola

Normal Season:
Saturday 14th December 2019 - Sunday 29th March 2020
Operating lifts: Number 1& 2 pair lifts, Number 1 Gondola, Quad lift, Number 2 Gondola on weekends and holidays

Night skiing:
Saturdays and Sundays between 21st December 2019 and 24th February 2020 (and also 28th December - January 5th)
Spring Season:
Monday 30th March 2020 until season close
Operating lifts: Number 1 Gondola, Number 1 pair lift

Normal resort daytime opening times:
8:30am until 4:30pm (from 9:00am until 4:00pm during pre-open and early season)

Geto Kogen
Official website