Snow Town Yeti is a small ski resort on the southern slope of Mount Fuji. It is notable as one of only two ski resorts found on Mount Fuji (the other is Fujiten), and because it is the first snow resort in Japan to open each season (around late October with man made snow).
The resort has two lifts and four runs. Its two main runs are each about 1000 meters long and well suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders. The shorter (500 meter) secondary runs are steeper and narrower and closed during night skiing. The resort also has a small terrain park with jumps and rails, and a separate snow play area for kids, sledding and beginner skiers. Snow canons provide the resort with man made snow when nature does not cooperate, which is not an uncommon occurrence.
|Yeti Snow Resort|
|Description||Yeti is a very small resort, consisting of two lifts and four runs along the base of Mount Fuji. It opens in late October, albeit with artificial snow, making it the first ski resort to open in Japan each season.|
(October 21, 2016 to April 9, 2017)
(until 8am from Saturday to Sunday)
|Access||bus/train||Infrequent buses from Mishima, Gotemba and Fuji Stations.|
|car||22 kilometers west of Gotemba Interchange|
During the ski season, very infrequent buses to Yeti Snow Resort depart from Gotemba Station (60 minutes, 1360 yen one way), Mishima Station (80 minutes, 1600 yen one way) and Fuji Station (90 minutes, 1600 yen one way). Set tickets, which combine the round trip by bus and a 1-day lift pass are available at a reduced cost.
Nearby rental car outlets are found around Mishima, Gotemba and Fuji Stations. Snow tires and winter driving skills are required to access Yeti Snow Resort when there is snow or ice on the road.