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.
Snow Park Yeti Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
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!
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.
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