Kandatsu Kogen is a popular ski and snowboard resort located in the fantastic location just 1km from theYuzawa IC of theKanetsu Expressway and less than 10 minutes free shuttle bus ride from Echigo Yuzawa Station. The resort may be very easy to get to, but due to it's geographical location this area enjoys very large amounts of quality snowfall through the winter season.
2018-2019 Planned Season: 15th December 2018 until 21st April 2019
Kandatsu Kogen is blessed with often excellent snow conditions. The resort has a compact layout with most of the courses coming back to the same main area in a bowl like feature. There's a good selection of runs to choose from - from the main wide and mostly gentle beginner slope to the fun crusing run that is Milky Way, the challenging 45 degree Orion course and a number of mogul runs. At the end of the day, cruise down the Vega tree run back down to base. A soak in the onsen hot springs on the 5th floor of the base Resort Hall is a perfect end to the day.
'Almost' all night! On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays
Fri 21st Dec - Sat 30th Mar
6:00pm - 4:00am
Open from 7am until 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on Saturdays and holidays, the Resort Hall is the large building that acts as the base of the resort.
1st Floor On the 1st Floor is the lobby, the waiting area for the bus and also the Mens and Womens changing and locker rooms. Change here and then go up to the 2nd Floor for lift tickets!
2nd Floor On the 2nd Floor you'll find the Ticket Counter as well as the Ski & Board Rental, a Shop and School Reception.
3rd Floor There's a large Event Hall on the 3rd Floor with space for up to 1500 people, and events planned for each weekend of the winter season. Check with the resort during the season for the latest news on what will be featured. In the past there have been DJ sets, live events amongst other things...
5th Floor Find one of the largest public baths in the Yuzawa area on the 5th floor - up to 400 people when it's busy! There's an outdoor onsen hot spring as well as sauna and jacuzzi facilities. The spa is open from 2pm until 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.
6th Floor On the 6th floor is a relaxing space for people using the onsen hot spring facilities on the 5th floor.
Kandatsu Kogen is about 1km from the Yuzawa IC exit of the Kanetsu Expressway. (Exit the IC, turn left onto Route 17, through one set of traffic lights and you'll see the signs for Kandatsu Kogen on your left). In normal conditions, it will take just a few minutes!
About 167km (110 minutes) from Nerima IC About 190km (135 minutes) from Hachioji About 130km (90 minutes) from Niigata Nishi About 148km (99 minutes) from Tochigi
By Train: Kandatsu Kogen is less than 10 minutes by (free) shuttle bus from the West Exit of Echigo Yuzawa Station in Yuzawa Town.
The journey from Tokyo Station to Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen usually takes about 70-80 minutes.
Opening Dates & Lift Tickets
Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 21st April 2019 (* Spring season from Monday 1st April 2019 until closing date)
Open from 7:00am until 4:30pm in the daytime on weekends and holidays. Open from 8:00am until 4:30pm in the daytime on weekdays.
'Hobo All Nighta' from 6:00pm until 4:00am the next morning on Saturdays and nights before holidays from 21st December 2018 until 30th March 2019.
Lift tickets 2018-2019 Season
1 day ticket
Open until 4:30pm
Open until 4:30pm (no nighta)
Open until 12:00pm
Late 1 day ticket
10:30am until 4:30pm
12:00pm until 4:30pm
PM & Nighta
12:00pm until 12:00am
1 lift coupon
Valid all season
Valid for nighta only
Valid on normal weekdays
* Child tickets available to elementary school aged children (6-12 years). * Senior tickets available to people over 55 years old. * Free parking for about 2000 vehicles near base.
English Ski & Snowboard School
Capacity per instructor
Price per instructor
4 hours (+ 1hr break)
Extension (1 hour)
Our international team of professional instructors at Canyons Snowsports School can help you improve your style and skills. We offer personalized private lessons for children to adults at Kandatsu Kogen.
Ski & Snowboard Rental
Rental 2018-2019 Season
Skis or Board ADULTS
Skis or Board CHILDREN
Full Set includes skis or board, poles (ski), boots, wear and gloves Ski boots up to 30cm and snowboard boots up to 31cm are available for rental.