Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路
(岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until early March 2020
Official snow depth 10cm (0cm) [updated on 18th February 2020]

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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.

Regional information Learn more about the Iwate region

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
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 5cm 55cm 1st 15cm 65cm 1st - 40cm
2nd - - 2nd 5cm 55cm 2nd 15cm 70cm 2nd - 35cm
3rd - - 3rd 5cm 55cm 3rd 15cm 70cm 3rd - 35cm
4th - - 4th 15cm 55cm 4th 10cm 60cm 4th - -
5th - - 5th 15cm 50cm 5th 15cm 60cm 5th - -
6th - - 6th 15cm 50cm 6th 30cm 60cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 15cm 50cm 7th 30cm 60cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 25cm 50cm 8th 30cm 60cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 20cm 50cm 9th 30cm 60cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 20cm 45cm 10th 30cm 60cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 20cm 45cm 11th 30cm 60cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 15cm 45cm 12th 30cm 60cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 15cm 45cm 13th 20cm 65cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 15cm 40cm 14th 15cm 65cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 15cm 40cm 15th 10cm 65cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 20cm 40cm 16th 10cm 65cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 20cm 45cm 17th 10cm 65cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 25cm 45cm 18th 10cm 65cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 25cm 45cm 19th - 65cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 25cm 45cm 20th - 55cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 30cm 45cm 21st - 55cm 21st - -
22nd 0cm 10cm 22nd 30cm 55cm 22nd - 55cm 22nd - -
23rd 0cm 10cm 23rd 30cm 55cm 23rd - 55cm 23rd - -
24th 0cm 10cm 24th 30cm 55cm 24th - 50cm 24th - -
25th 0cm 10cm 25th 25cm 55cm 25th - 40cm 25th - -
26th 0cm 10cm 26th 25cm 55cm 26th - 40cm 26th - -
27th 5cm 10cm 27th 20cm 55cm 27th - 40cm 27th - -
28th 5cm 28cm 28th 20cm 55cm 28th - 40cm 28th - -
29th 5cm 40cm 29th 20cm 65cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 5cm 45cm 30th 15cm 65cm 30th 30th - -
31st 0cm 45cm 31st 15cm 65cm 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
 

Koeji Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Koeji is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

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
Pair lift (1 ride) 260 yen
Pair lift (11 rides) 2,100 yen
Season Ticket 15,000 yen 10,000 yen 10,000 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.

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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 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
Current resort snow depth
10cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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