Snow Park Yeti (Susono City, Shizuoka)

Snow Park Yeti
(静岡県 裾野市)
Planned season: Friday 30th October 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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Snow Park Yeti is famous for usually being the first outdoor ski area in Japan to open every season and like clockwork it gains a lot of publicity for it... albeit with 100% artificial snow.

Snow Park Yeti opened on Friday 30th October 2020, the 22nd year in a row when it has been the first ski area in Japan to open.

This ski area is located on the southern foothills near Mount Fuji in Susono city, Shizuoka Prefecture. On a clear day some fine views of Mt Fuji can be enjoyed from the slopes. The slopes of this ski area actually go down from the main 'base area', so the top of the ski lifts are actually by base. Snow Park Yeti is popular with people from the areas to the south of Mt Fuji and also well known for late night opening times... sometimes open 'all night'.

Snow Park Yeti is one of only two ski hills in Shizuoka Prefecture and has been operating since 1971. It was originally known as 'Nihon Land Ski-jo' and until 2018, it was known as ‘Snow Town Yeti’. Last year it changed to 'Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti'. It looks like there is yet another official name change for the 2020-2021 season... to 'Snow Park Yeti'.

The other ski and snowboard resort on the foothills of Mt Fuji is Fujiten Snow Resort, which can be found on the northern foothills in Yamanashi Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Snow Park Yeti Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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11th 80cm 60cm 11th 80cm 50cm 11th 80cm 90cm 11th 80cm 50cm
12th 80cm 60cm 12th 80cm 50cm 12th 80cm 90cm 12th 80cm 50cm
13th 80cm 60cm 13th 80cm 50cm 13th 90cm 80cm 13th 80cm 50cm
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18th 80cm 60cm 18th 90cm 60cm 18th 80cm 50cm 18th 70cm 60cm
19th 80cm 50cm 19th 80cm 60cm 19th 90cm 60cm 19th 70cm 60cm
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21st 80cm 50cm 21st 80cm 70cm 21st 90cm 70cm 21st 60cm 50cm
22nd 80cm 50cm 22nd 80cm 70cm 22nd 80cm 70cm 22nd 70cm 50cm
23rd 80cm 50cm 23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 80cm 70cm 23rd 70cm 50cm
24th 80cm 60cm 24th 90cm 60cm 24th 90cm 60cm 24th 70cm 50cm
25th 80cm 60cm 25th 80cm 60cm 25th 90cm 70cm 25th 80cm 50cm
26th 80cm 50cm 26th 90cm 70cm 26th 90cm 60cm 26th 70cm 50cm
27th 80cm 60cm 27th 90cm 70cm 27th 90cm 70cm 27th 70cm 50cm
28th 80cm 50cm 28th 90cm 90cm 28th 90cm 70cm 28th 70cm 30cm
29th 80cm 50cm 29th 90cm 90cm 29th - 70cm 29th - 30cm
30th 80cm 60cm 30th 90cm 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 60cm 31st 90cm 80cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Snow Park Yeti Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Activity Park' area offers various 'non-skiing' snow activities including fat bikes, mountain boards and snow mobiles. Some activities incur an extra charge.

The sledding and 'playing in the snow' areas are free to use for those with a valid ticket.

Both can be found by the 'base', which is actually at the top/upper area of the resort. It is known as the 'Town Area'.

There is also an indoor 'Kids Room' that is free of charge and available for children ages 6 months to 9 years. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Park' area is located in the lower area of the A course. 

Snow Park Yeti Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late October until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 10:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 10:00am until 10:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Until the end of February 2021, Snow Park Yeti is normally open from 10:00am until 10:00pm on weekdays and public holidays, and from 9:00am until 10:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

No 'All night skiing' is planned for the 2020-2021 season, but it will be open until 1:00am on the evening of 31st December 2020.

Night skiing every day until the end of February. In March it will be open for night skiing only on Saturdays and the last day of the season (28th March 2021).

Snow Park Yeti Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (3:30pm until 10pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 40,000 yen 32,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 32,000 yen
Nighta Season (all) 22,000 yen 18,000 yen
Nighta Season (weekdays) 19,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The 1 Day ticket is valid until 10:00pm.

There is a 1,300 yen (850 yen children and seniors) entrance charge which is required for people who wish to just sled, play in the snow and watch.

The normal night skiing ticket is available from 3:30pm until 10:00pm every day.

Various extra benefits are included with the season tickets, including free parking on weekdays and early tracks. A season ticket that does not include parking is available at a slightly reduced rate.

Getting to Snow Park Yeti

By public transport
33.1km from Shin Fuji Station on the Tokaido Shinkansen line
19.6km from Gotemba Station on the Gotemba Line
31.8km from Fuji Station on the Tokaido Honsen Line
Transport Information
Snow Park Yeti is about 20km from Gotemba Station on the Gotemba line.

>> More information on the Tokaido Shinkansen train line
There are a number of (charged) shuttle bus services available during the main season.

From Gotemba Station - the journey takes about 55 minutes
From Mishima Station - the journey takes about 70 minutes
From Susuno Station - the journey takes 55 minutes
From Fuji Station - the journey takes 80 minutes
From Yoshiwara Chuo Station - the journey takes 60 minutes

Travel times shown here are the times mentioned by the resort. We recommend you contact them for details!
By Car
21km from the Gotemba IC on the Tomei Expressway
21.2km from the Susono IC on the Tomei Expressway
29.8km from the Shin Fuji IC on the Shin Tomei Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 469 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 152
Snow Park Yeti is located on the Minami Fuji Evergreen line toll road. The 'base' of the resort is actually the highest point with the slopes going down from there.

There are a number of ways to approach Snow Town Yeti depending on where you are coming from.

From the Gotemba IC exit on the Tomei Expressway, turn right onto Prefecture Road 401 and then after about 300m turn right. After another 600m turn left onto Route 138. Continue on this road for just under 4km until a turn off on the left hand side - there is a sign for Snow Town Yeti just before the road. Continue for just over 3km and then turn left. After reaching a junction turn right onto Prefecture Road 23 and follow the road up towards Mt Fuji. The road is known as Fujisan Skyline and turns into Prefecture Road 152 along the way. After about 13km on this road turn left on to the Minami Fuji Evergreen Line road.Snow Town Yeti is about 1km along the road.

From the south reach Route 469 close Fuji Safari Park and then head north on the Minami Fuji Evergreen Line road to head up to Snow Town Yeti base. The resort is about 8km along the road.

>> More information on Tomei Expressway
There is car parking available for up to 1,350 vehicles near the top of the ski area.

Parking is free on weekdays.

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the parking charge is 1,200 yen per vehicle.

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