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.
2017-2018 Planned Season: 16th November 2017 until 22nd April 2018
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 Saturdays and nights before holidays
Fri 29th Dec - Sat 31st Mar
6:00pm - 4:00am
Spring nights On Saturdays and nights before holidays
Fri 6th Apr - Sat 21st Apr
6:00pm - 10:00pm
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.
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!
The journey from Nerima IC in the north part of Tokyo to Yuzawa IC in normal conditions usually takes less than 2 hours.
By Train: Kandatsu Kogen is less than 10 minutes by (free) shuttle bus from the main Echigo Yuzawa Station in Yuzawa Town.
Opening Dates & Lift Tickets
Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 22nd April 2018 (* Spring season from Monday 26th April 2018 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 29th December 2017 until 31st March 2018.
Lift tickets 2017-2018 Season
1 day ticket Weekdays
8am until 4:30pm
1 day ticket Weekends & Holidays
7am until 4:30pm
2 Days Weekdays
1 day ticket Weekends & Holidays
7am (8am on weekdays) until 12 noon
Late 1 day ticket
10:30am until 4:30pm
12 noon until 4:30pm
See nighta info above
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
Ski & Snowboard Rental
Rental 2017-2018 Season
Skis or Board ADULTS
Skis or Board CHILDREN
Full Set includes skis or board, poles (ski), boots, wear and gloves