Resort Spotlight: Kandatsu Kogen (Yuzawa)

Kandatsu Kogen

Yuzawa Town
Niigata Prefecture
18/19 season

Just 1km from Yuzawa IC and less than 10 minutes from Echigo Yuzawa Station

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Kandatsu Kogen is a popular ski and snowboard resort located in the fantastic location just 1km from the Yuzawa IC of the Kanetsu 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.





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Night Riding

Days Period Opening times
'Almost' all night!
On Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays
Fri 21st Dec - Sat 30th Mar 6:00pm - 4:00am


Resort Hall

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...

4th Floor

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.


Location & Getting to Kandatsu Kogen

Kandatsu 4121-1, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken, 949-6102

>> Click here to view a map showing the location of the resort

By Car:

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

Ticket price Classification Adult Child Senior
1 day ticket Open until 4:30pm 4600 yen 3300 yen 4100 yen
2 Days Open until 4:30pm (no nighta) 8100 yen 5500 yen 7100 yen
Morning ticket Open until 12:00pm 3700 yen 2700 yen 3400 yen
Late 1 day ticket 10:30am until 4:30pm 3900 yen 2800 yen 3700 yen
Afternoon ticket 12:00pm until 4:30pm 3300 yen 2300 yen 3100 yen
PM & Nighta 12:00pm until 12:00am 4300 yen 2600 yen 3600 yen
Nighta 6:00pm-12:00midnight 2100 yen 1100 yen 1800 yen
Mid-Nighta 11:00pm-4:00am 3100 yen 2100 yen 2600 yen
All Nighta 6:00pm-4:00am 3700 yen 2600 yen 3100 yen
1 lift coupon 1 ride 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Season (all) Valid all season 35,000yen 33,000 yen 25,000 yen
Season (night) Valid for nighta only 15,000 yen 13,000 yen 11,000 yen
Season (weekday) Valid on normal weekdays 15,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen

* 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

Available contents Age Capacity per instructor Price per instructor
2 hours 4 hours
(+ 1hr break)
(1 hour)
Private Lesson 4+ 1-3 22,000 yen 36,000 yen 10,000 yen
4+ 4-6 30,000 yen 48,000 yen

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

Charge   Half Day 1 Day 2 Days
Skis or Board
Ski Set 3,800 yen 4,300 yen 8,000 yen
Full Set 6,000 yen 7,000 yen 13,000 yen
Skis/Board 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,500 yen
Boots 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,500 yen
Poles 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Wear 3,300 yen 3,800 yen 7,000 yen
Skis or Board
Ski Set 3,000 yen 3,500 yen 6,000 yen
Full Set 4,500 yen 5,500 yen 9,500 yen
Skis/Board 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen
Boots 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,500 yen
Poles 500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Wear 2,500 yen 3,000 yen 5,000 yen
Helmet   1,000 yen 1,000 yen -
Sledge   500 yen 500 yen -
Snow boots   500 yen 500 yen -

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.