Geto Kogen (Kitakami Town, Iwate)

Geto Kogen
夏油高原 (岩手県 北上町)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Monday 6th May 2019
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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 growing number of official 'off-piste' tree-run areas that are proving to be popular. For the 2018-2019 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 - 90cm 1st - 305cm 1st - 460cm 1st - 535cm
2nd - 110cm 2nd - 300cm 2nd - 460cm 2nd - 545cm
3rd - 150cm 3rd - 320cm 3rd - 450cm 3rd - 505cm
4th - 110cm 4th - 330cm 4th - 440cm 4th - 485cm
5th - 110cm 5th - 320cm 5th - 445cm 5th - 470cm
6th - 110cm 6th - 320cm 6th - 450cm 6th - 460cm
7th - 125cm 7th - 330cm 7th - 450cm 7th - 460cm
8th - 100cm 8th - 330cm 8th - 440cm 8th - 450cm
9th - 100cm 9th - 320cm 9th - 460cm 9th - 430cm
10th - 130cm 10th - 325cm 10th - 440cm 10th - 420cm
11th - 130cm 11th - 335cm 11th - 430cm 11th - 420cm
12th - 170cm 12th - 330cm 12th - 465cm 12th - 405cm
13th - 190cm 13th - 330cm 13th - 495cm 13th - 410cm
14th - 210cm 14th - 310cm 14th - 520cm 14th - 405cm
15th - 200cm 15th - 305cm 15th - 520cm 15th - 405cm
16th - 190cm 16th - 315cm 16th - 540cm 16th - 395cm
17th - 190cm 17th - 310cm 17th - 500cm 17th - 395cm
18th - 195cm 18th - 320cm 18th - 520cm 18th - 395cm
19th - 200cm 19th - 315cm 19th - 520cm 19th - 385cm
20th - 225cm 20th - 315cm 20th - 530cm 20th - 385cm
21st - 225cm 21st - 310cm 21st - 530cm 21st - 380cm
22nd - 225cm 22nd - 310cm 22nd - 530cm 22nd - 385cm
23rd - 220cm 23rd - 315cm 23rd - 525cm 23rd - 385cm
24th - 220cm 24th - 325cm 24th - 530cm 24th - 385cm
25th - 220cm 25th - 370cm 25th - 530cm 25th - 385cm
26th - 225cm 26th - 395cm 26th - 530cm 26th - 385cm
27th - 250cm 27th - 405cm 27th - 525cm 27th - 380cm
28th - 280cm 28th - 410cm 28th - 530cm 28th - 380cm
29th - 320cm 29th - 410cm 29th - - 29th - 375cm
30th - 310cm 30th - 415cm 30th 30th - 370cm
31st - 310cm 31st - 460cm 31st 31st - 365cm

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.

A nursery facility is also available for children ages 0-6 years (from 3,000 yen for half a day and 5,000 yen for the day). 
Park Information
Park information
The 'G Park' is open from late January. 

Geto Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December 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.

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

Nighta (dates below) is until 9:00pm. The Number 1 Gondola normal operates for nighta.

Friday 23rd November until Sunday 25th November 2018
Early season:
Saturday 1st December until Friday 14th December 2018
Regular season:
Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
Spring ski season:
Monday 25th March until Monday 6th May 2019
Saturdays and Sundays between 25th December 2018 and 24th March 2019; 29th December 2018 until 6th January 2019

Geto Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
60 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4:30pm) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,900 yen
5 Hours 4,400 yen 3,600 yen
Nighta 2,700 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,300 yen
Twilight (1pm until close) 4,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,700 yen
Pair Lift (8:30am-4:30pm) 3,600 yen 3,300 yen
Early Season (1 day) 3,900 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
Spring Season (1 day) 3,900 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Tickets for Senior High School students are also available:

- 1 day ticket: 2,600 yen
- Nighta ticket: 2,300 yen
- Twilight ticket: 2,300 yen
- Early Season & Spring Season tickets: 2,600 yen

The Twilight ticket is available on nighta days.

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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More information on Akita Expressway
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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The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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