Geto Kogen (Kitakami City, Iwate)

Geto Kogen
(岩手県 北上市)
Planned season: Saturday 28th November 2020 until Wednesday 5th May 2021
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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 (the Number 2 gondola usually only operating on weekends and holidays), 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 that are popular. For the 2019-2020 season, there’s Shooter 1-4, Stream, Beech, Summit and Rabbit.

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 - - 1st 345cm 160cm 1st 410cm 250cm 1st 435cm 290cm
2nd - - 2nd 410cm 190cm 2nd 400cm 260cm 2nd 420cm 290cm
3rd - - 3rd 400cm 190cm 3rd 410cm 275cm 3rd 400cm 300cm
4th - 45cm 4th 425cm 210cm 4th 420cm 300cm 4th 400cm 305cm
5th - 100cm 5th 425cm 210cm 5th 455cm 300cm 5th 400cm 305cm
6th - 145cm 6th 380cm 200cm 6th 450cm 360cm 6th 390cm 315cm
7th - 170cm 7th 380cm 200cm 7th 405cm 365cm 7th 390cm 315cm
8th - 170cm 8th 385cm 200cm 8th 415cm 360cm 8th 390cm 330cm
9th - 170cm 9th 395cm 200cm 9th 460cm 350cm 9th 390cm 330cm
10th - 150cm 10th 405cm 210cm 10th 475cm 350cm 10th 395cm 330cm
11th - 140cm 11th 420cm 200cm 11th 460cm 340cm 11th 390cm 300cm
12th - 130cm 12th 400cm 195cm 12th 455cm 330cm 12th 390cm 300cm
13th - 150cm 13th 390cm 195cm 13th 435cm 330cm 13th 385cm 310cm
14th 40cm 130cm 14th 360cm 195cm 14th 420cm 295cm 14th 385cm 305cm
15th 130cm 140cm 15th 375cm 195cm 15th 410cm 270cm 15th 405cm 305cm
16th 260cm 140cm 16th 350cm 195cm 16th 400cm 265cm 16th 405cm 310cm
17th 280cm 140cm 17th 350cm 210cm 17th 450cm 250cm 17th 400cm 315cm
18th 280cm 125cm 18th 360cm 210cm 18th 465cm 270cm 18th 390cm 320cm
19th 285cm 113cm 19th 405cm 200cm 19th 470cm 290cm 19th 390cm 320cm
20th 315cm 110cm 20th 405cm 210cm 20th 445cm 295cm 20th 395cm 315cm
21st 325cm 110cm 21st 405cm 210cm 21st 430cm 295cm 21st 395cm 315cm
22nd 330cm 110cm 22nd 380cm 230cm 22nd 425cm 295cm 22nd 385cm 315cm
23rd 330cm 120cm 23rd 380cm 230cm 23rd 395cm 285cm 23rd 385cm 315cm
24th 280cm 125cm 24th 375cm 225cm 24th 425cm 290cm 24th 385cm 315cm
25th 295cm 125cm 25th 360cm 225cm 25th 475cm 290cm 25th 380cm 320cm
26th 300cm 135cm 26th 340cm 225cm 26th 435cm 290cm 26th 380cm 320cm
27th 305cm 150cm 27th 345cm 230cm 27th 445cm 290cm 27th 375cm 315cm
28th 290cm 160cm 28th 330cm 220cm 28th 440cm 290cm 28th 370cm 315cm
29th 275cm 160cm 29th 350cm 220cm 29th - 290cm 29th 365cm 305cm
30th 250cm 160cm 30th 400cm 210cm 30th 30th 355cm 305cm
31st 300cm 150cm 31st 410cm 240cm 31st 31st 350cm 300cm

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. 500 yen for 1 hour; 800 yen for 3 hours. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'G Park' normally opens from late January.

Geto offers a number of official Tree Run Areas on the upper area of the resort - Heart, Summit, Beech, Stream, Rabbit, Extreme, Shooter 1-4, Alta, Garden 

Geto Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November 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 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime in the main regular season. Opening from 9:00am during the early season.

The Number 2 Gondola usually operates only on weekends and holidays.

Night skiing (dates below) is until 8:30pm. The Number 1 Gondola normal operates for nighta.

From when there is enough snow in late November
Early season:
Saturday 28th November until Friday 11th December 2020
Regular season:
Saturday 12th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
Spring ski season:
Monday 29th March until Wednesday 5th May 2021
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 19th December 2020 and 28th February 2021; 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021

Geto Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Senior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 5,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
5 Hours 4,900 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,700 yen
Nighta (4:30pm-8:30pm) 2,800 yen 1,200 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Twilight (12:30pm until close) 5,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,800 yen
Pair Lift (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,700 yen 1,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,400 yen
Early Season (1 day) 4,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Spring Season (1 day) 4,200 yen 2,000 yen 3,000 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 76,000 yen 21,000 yen 26,000 yen 66,000 yen
7 Day Ticket 31,200 yen 11,500 yen 17,300 yen 23,600 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The Twilight ticket is available on night skiing days of operation:

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 19th December 2020 and 28th February 2021; 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021

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 during the main winter season.
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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About 25 minutes from Kitakami Nishi IC
About 40 minutes from Kitakami Kanegasaki IC
About 40 minutes from Kitakami Ezuriko IC
About 40 minutes from Mizusawa IC
There is parking for over 3,200 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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