Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until early March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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
18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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18/19
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17/18
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1st - - 1st - 65cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 95cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 100cm
3rd - - 3rd - 70cm 3rd - 95cm 3rd - 100cm
4th - - 4th - 70cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 85cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 90cm 6th - 85cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 85cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th - 55cm 9th - 85cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th - 65cm 10th - 85cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th - 70cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th - 85cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th - 70cm 13th - 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th - 70cm 14th - 90cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th - 70cm 15th - 95cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 70cm 16th - 95cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 65cm 17th - 95cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 70cm 18th - 105cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 65cm 19th - 105cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 65cm 20th - 105cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 65cm 21st - 105cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 60cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - -
23rd - 45cm 23rd - 60cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - -
24th - 40cm 24th - 65cm 24th - 95cm 24th - -
25th - 20cm 25th - 75cm 25th - 95cm 25th - -
26th - 30cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 90cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 90cm 27th - -
28th - 75cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 100cm 28th - -
29th - 75cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 75cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 75cm 31st - 95cm 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 9:00am 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
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
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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