Geto Kogen (Kitakami City, Iwate)

Geto Kogen
(岩手県 北上市)
Planned season: Saturday 27th November 2021 until Sunday 8th May 2022
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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 ski area 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.

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 Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 130cm - 1st - 345cm 1st - 410cm 1st - 435cm
2nd 150cm - 2nd - 410cm 2nd - 400cm 2nd - 420cm
3rd 150cm - 3rd - 400cm 3rd - 410cm 3rd - 400cm
4th - - 4th - 425cm 4th - 420cm 4th - 400cm
5th - - 5th - 425cm 5th - 455cm 5th - 400cm
6th - - 6th - 380cm 6th - 450cm 6th - 390cm
7th - - 7th - 380cm 7th - 405cm 7th - 390cm
8th - - 8th - 385cm 8th - 415cm 8th - 390cm
9th - - 9th - 395cm 9th - 460cm 9th - 390cm
10th - - 10th - 405cm 10th - 475cm 10th - 395cm
11th - - 11th - 420cm 11th - 460cm 11th - 390cm
12th - - 12th - 400cm 12th - 455cm 12th - 390cm
13th - - 13th - 390cm 13th - 435cm 13th - 385cm
14th - 40cm 14th - 360cm 14th - 420cm 14th - 385cm
15th - 130cm 15th - 375cm 15th - 410cm 15th - 405cm
16th - 260cm 16th - 350cm 16th - 400cm 16th - 405cm
17th - 280cm 17th - 350cm 17th - 450cm 17th - 400cm
18th - 280cm 18th - 360cm 18th - 465cm 18th - 390cm
19th - 285cm 19th - 405cm 19th - 470cm 19th - 390cm
20th - 315cm 20th - 405cm 20th - 445cm 20th - 395cm
21st - 325cm 21st - 405cm 21st - 430cm 21st - 395cm
22nd - 330cm 22nd - 380cm 22nd - 425cm 22nd - 385cm
23rd - 330cm 23rd - 380cm 23rd - 395cm 23rd - 385cm
24th - 280cm 24th - 375cm 24th - 425cm 24th - 385cm
25th - 295cm 25th - 360cm 25th - 475cm 25th - 380cm
26th - 300cm 26th - 340cm 26th - 435cm 26th - 380cm
27th - 305cm 27th - 345cm 27th - 445cm 27th - 375cm
28th - 290cm 28th - 330cm 28th - 440cm 28th - 370cm
29th - 275cm 29th - 350cm 29th - - 29th - 365cm
30th - 250cm 30th - 400cm 30th 30th - 355cm
31st - 300cm 31st - 410cm 31st 31st - 350cm

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 & wear rental is 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 night skiing.

From when there is enough snow in late November
Early season:
Saturday 27th November until Friday 10th December 2021
Regular season:
Saturday 11th December 2021 until Sunday 27th March 2022
Spring ski season:
Monday 28th March until Sunday 8th May 2022
Night skiing:
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between 18th December 2021 and 27th February 2022; 29th December 2021 until 3rd January 2022

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
Night (4:00pm-8:30pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 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 2021-2022 Season lift tickets

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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