Majestic Peaks of Powder Snow at Geto Kogen Ski Resort
Snow, slopes, tree runs, and hot springs to satisfy alpinists of all stripes
Skiers and snowboarders are sure to appreciate a trip to Geto Kogen Ski Resort, located in a beautiful mountainous area in the southern part of Iwate Prefecture. At this impressive destination, you’ll find record-setting snowfalls, fourteen unique slopes, and thirteen tree run areas—more than 14,100 meters of skiable terrain in all. Amenities also abound, from a 1,000-seat food court to a ski school, natural hot spring, and accommodations for those who need more than one day to take it all in.
With countless courses to choose from, you’re sure to be able to find one right for you whether you’re a beginner, an alpine expert, or anywhere in between. The modern skiing facilities offer a full variety of medium-rapid slopes with the luxury of two gondolas, allowing guests to ski all the runs in a day or two. The trails are easily accessible, spread out in a fan shape around the central lodge so you’ll never lose your way. Trails of various lengths offer something to satisfy both adults and smaller children.
Are you the more adventurous type? Try your skills at tree-run skiing and snowboarding—just ask one of the helpful guides on site for the best location. If you’re not the sporting type, why not enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride through a mountain forest or on a large circuit course? Snow rafting offers beautiful natural sights and fun for the whole family, or join a snowshoe tour and enjoy the beautiful snow-kissed scenery at a more leisurely pace. No matter how you choose to experience it, Japan’s powder snow paradise is sure to delight.
This winter wonderland is easily accessible from Kitakami Station, just an hour from Sendai Station or 2.5 hours from Tokyo Station via the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train. A free bus service will shuttle you from the station directly to Geto Kogen.
Geto Kogen Ski Resort