Snow Town Yeti (Susono City, Shizuoka)

Snow Town Yeti
スノータウンYeti (静岡県 裾野市)
Planned season: Friday 6th October 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
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Snow Town Yeti is famous for (always?) being the first outdoor ski resort in Japan to open every season... albeit with artificial snow! For the 2017-2018 season, one course opened from 6th October.

The resort 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 resort actually go down from the main 'base area', so the top of the ski lifts are actually by base! Snow Town 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 Town Yeti is one of only two ski hills in Shizuoka Prefecture and has been operating since 1971, originally using the name 'Nihon Land Ski-jo'.

The other ski and snowboard resorts 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 Town Yeti Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 70cm - 1st 90cm 80cm 1st 100cm 80cm 1st 120cm 100cm
2nd 90cm - 2nd 90cm 80cm 2nd 110cm 80cm 2nd 110cm 90cm
3rd 90cm - 3rd 90cm 80cm 3rd 120cm 70cm 3rd 110cm 90cm
4th 90cm - 4th 90cm 80cm 4th 120cm 70cm 4th 120cm 90cm
5th 90cm - 5th 90cm 90cm 5th 120cm 80cm 5th 100cm 90cm
6th 90cm - 6th 90cm 80cm 6th 120cm 80cm 6th 100cm 100cm
7th 90cm - 7th 90cm 70cm 7th 120cm 80cm 7th 100cm 100cm
8th 90cm - 8th 90cm 70cm 8th 120cm 100cm 8th 100cm 100cm
9th 90cm - 9th 90cm 90cm 9th 120cm 80cm 9th 80cm 100cm
10th 90cm - 10th 90cm 70cm 10th 110cm 80cm 10th 70cm 100cm
11th 90cm - 11th 90cm 70cm 11th 120cm 80cm 11th 70cm 100cm
12th 90cm - 12th 90cm 70cm 12th 120cm 80cm 12th 80cm 100cm
13th 90cm - 13th 90cm 70cm 13th 120cm 80cm 13th 80cm 100cm
14th 90cm - 14th 90cm 70cm 14th 120cm 90cm 14th 80cm 100cm
15th 95cm 90cm 15th 90cm 70cm 15th 120cm 80cm 15th 80cm 100cm
16th 90cm 90cm 16th 90cm 70cm 16th 120cm 80cm 16th 80cm 100cm
17th 90cm 90cm 17th 90cm 70cm 17th 120cm 80cm 17th 80cm 100cm
18th 90cm 90cm 18th 80cm 70cm 18th 130cm 70cm 18th 80cm 100cm
19th 90cm 90cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th 120cm 80cm 19th 70cm 100cm
20th 90cm 90cm 20th 80cm 70cm 20th 120cm 80cm 20th 70cm 100cm
21st 90cm 90cm 21st 80cm 70cm 21st 120cm 80cm 21st 70cm 100cm
22nd 90cm 90cm 22nd 80cm 70cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 70cm 100cm
23rd 90cm 70cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 130cm 80cm 23rd 70cm 100cm
24th 90cm 90cm 24th 90cm 80cm 24th 130cm 80cm 24th 80cm 100cm
25th 90cm 90cm 25th 90cm 80cm 25th 130cm 80cm 25th 80cm 100cm
26th 90cm 90cm 26th 90cm 70cm 26th 120cm 80cm 26th 80cm 100cm
27th 90cm 60cm 27th 90cm 70cm 27th 130cm 100cm 27th 50cm 120cm
28th 90cm 80cm 28th 90cm 70cm 28th 120cm 100cm 28th 50cm 120cm
29th 90cm 80cm 29th 90cm 70cm 29th - - 29th 50cm 120cm
30th 90cm 80cm 30th 100cm 70cm 30th 30th 40cm 120cm
31st 90cm 80cm 31st 100cm 70cm 31st 31st 50cm 120cm

Previous Statistics

Snow Town Yeti Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Town 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 'Kids Park' area offers tubing, a mobile-land, a sledging area and an area for 'playing in the snow'. The sledging and playing in the snow areas are free to use for those with a valid ticket, while the other activities are charged. It can be found by the base (which is actually at the top/upper area of the resort).

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
The 'Yeti Terrain Park' is located in the lower area of the B course. There is a new Jib Park area opening for the 2016-2017 season. 

Snow Town 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 8:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Town Yeti is open from 9am until 9pm on weekdays.

The resort is open from 8am until 9pm on weekends and public holidays.

'All night skiing' is on Saturday nights from 18th November 2017 until 10th February 2018 - and also on Sunday 31st December 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Sunday 7th January 2018and Sunday 11th February 2018. On those days the resort is open for nighta from 3:30pm until 8am the next morning.

Snow Town 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 (from 4pm) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
All Night (4pm-8am) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 39,000 yen 31,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 1 Day ticket is valid until 9pm.

There is a 1,000 yen charge (500 yen children and seniors) for entry to sledge or for playing in the snow and watching.

'All night skiing' is on Saturday nights from 18th November 2017 until 10th February 2018 - and also on Sunday 31st December 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Sunday 7th January 2018 and Sunday 11th February 2018. On those days the resort is open for nighta from 3:30pm until 8am the next morning.

Cheaper tickets are available for the spring season from 24th March 2018. From that date a 1 Day ticket is 2,500 yen for adults and 2,000 yen for children and seniors.

Various extra benefits are included with season tickets, including free parking on weekdays and early tracks.

Getting to Snow Town 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 Town 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.

From Gotemba Station - the journey takes 57 minutes.
From Mishima Station - the journey takes 71 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.
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 Town 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 near the top of the resort.

Parking is free on weekdays.

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the parking charge is 1,000 yen per vehicle.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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