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Iwappara Ski Resort

731-8 Tsuchidaru, Minamiuonuma-gun, Yuzawa-machi 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-787-3211
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Ski location with a range of slopes

Conveniently located 1.5hrs out of Tokyo, Iwappara has many ski slopes offering a great variety of... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Jamie575
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Rather Amazing Slopes

Really enjoyed snowboarding here. The slopes are wide and allows for easy boarding without the risk... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
teoweme
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Average19%
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731-8 Tsuchidaru, Minamiuonuma-gun, Yuzawa-machi 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-787-3211
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located 1.5hrs out of Tokyo, Iwappara has many ski slopes offering a great variety of gradients for various skill levels. Ski lifts to various start points is very efficient. Snow was powder, and came down regularly, even in mid-March. Good times!

Thank Jamie575
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Really enjoyed snowboarding here. The slopes are wide and allows for easy boarding without the risk of bumping into others. It was snowing heavily when I was there and I went on the opening few runs it was powder everywhere. Super happy to experience this...More

Thank teoweme
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This resort is easily accessible from Tokyo and has all amenities needed for fun in the snow. The small kids area has a slide area. Lessons are available in Japanese and English. Also, many other mountains are nearby if you spend considerable time in the...More

Thank Maud V
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Iwappara is a huge ski resort with a very big kids play area. Recommended place to bring kids for this place for snow play, and beginners ski.

Thank Brian Y
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Just visited this resort with my three children. We are all beginner skiers and it was perfect for us. Wide open slopes, convenient restaurants and a small sledding hill for when the kiddos needed a break.

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very good place. You can go by fast train in less than two hours. There are nice hotels around. You can even stay in the town and climb to the resort by teleski.

Thank crownvict
Reviewed 8 June 2015

If you a begginer of ski, can try Snowscoot in Iwappara. It´s very easy and cool. Have a good speed and control. Have a Free Shuttle bus from JR Echigo Yuzawa Station.

2  Thank Jeronimo K
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Looking for a ski resort close to Tokyo for some easy skiing in a sunny slope and with plenty of "alpine" restaurants in the slope ... Iwappara could be it. It's not that challenging ... but for 1-2 days easy skiing, it's decent. If you...More

3  Thank LarsLeiram
Reviewed 2 February 2015

helpful staff!! also, less packed than gala yuzawa. great slopes for beginners, but we were also extremely lucky as it snowed the first day we were there. the snow was incredibly fluffy

1  Thank Ecupcakes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Loved the super wide runs and the amount of snow that fell over my 5 days there was ridiculous. Hated the music they played on the mountains... byoMusic

Thank Aaronism
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chilloutenjoy
4 March 2017|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
Though late for your March 10-17, the season for Iwappara was till end March. If you are going later than that, Gala and Kagura are still open till May.
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FastandFurious2017
4 November 2015|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
Though late for your last trip, perhaps for your future trips. Sierra Resort is at Iwappara, or otherwise Naspa new otani if you just do skiing. Early Dec more likely that the higher resorts like Gala are open.
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