Koeji (Oshu Town, Iwate)

Koeji
越路 (岩手県 奥州町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until early March 2019
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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 55cm 65cm 1st 65cm 90cm 1st 40cm 95cm
2nd - - 2nd 55cm 65cm 2nd 70cm 90cm 2nd 35cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 55cm 70cm 3rd 70cm 95cm 3rd 35cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 55cm 70cm 4th 60cm 90cm 4th - 90cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 65cm 5th 60cm 90cm 5th - 85cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 65cm 6th 60cm 90cm 6th - 85cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 65cm 7th 60cm 90cm 7th - 80cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 60cm 8th 60cm 85cm 8th - 80cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 55cm 9th 60cm 85cm 9th - 70cm
10th - - 10th 45cm 65cm 10th 60cm 85cm 10th - 60cm
11th - - 11th 45cm 70cm 11th 60cm 85cm 11th - 60cm
12th - - 12th 45cm 70cm 12th 60cm 85cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 45cm 70cm 13th 65cm 90cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 40cm 70cm 14th 65cm 90cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 40cm 70cm 15th 65cm 95cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 40cm 70cm 16th 65cm 95cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 45cm 65cm 17th 65cm 95cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 45cm 70cm 18th 65cm 105cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 45cm 65cm 19th 65cm 105cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 45cm 65cm 20th 55cm 105cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 45cm 65cm 21st 55cm 105cm 21st - -
22nd 10cm - 22nd 55cm 60cm 22nd 55cm 100cm 22nd - -
23rd 10cm 45cm 23rd 55cm 60cm 23rd 55cm 100cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 40cm 24th 55cm 65cm 24th 50cm 95cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 20cm 25th 55cm 75cm 25th 40cm 95cm 25th - -
26th 10cm 30cm 26th 55cm 90cm 26th 40cm 90cm 26th - -
27th 10cm 70cm 27th 55cm 90cm 27th 40cm 90cm 27th - -
28th 28cm 75cm 28th 55cm 90cm 28th 40cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 40cm 75cm 29th 65cm 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 45cm 75cm 30th 65cm 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st 45cm 75cm 31st 65cm 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 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 4:30pm
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
Pair lift (1 ride) 260 yen
Pair lift (11 rides) 2,100 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.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
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
2019-2020 SEASON INFO
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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