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Iwappara Ski Resort

731-8 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-787-3237
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The best of the 3 mountains

Lots of variety from beginner to expert and everything inbetween, everything from board parks to... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Colin M
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London, United Kingdom
Enjoyable day for the family

The noob skiiers in our family had a great day at Iwappara. They skiied mainly on Course #2 which... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
PerthBlueSky
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Perth, Australia
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“lift tickets” (2 reviews)
“great slopes” (2 reviews)
“runs” (3 reviews)
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731-8 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-787-3237
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Lots of variety from beginner to expert and everything inbetween, everything from board parks to long runs (if you connect them together). Lots of places to eat and drink on the mountain and good prices. A great experience.

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

The noob skiiers in our family had a great day at Iwappara. They skiied mainly on Course #2 which is 650m and gentle slope. We bought discounted chair lift passes for the whole day from a ski rental shop in Yuzawa (Rental shop located in...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Iwappara is not that big and it appears to be geared more for locals rather than foreign tourists. Gear rental was ok, and the staff was extremely patient and helpful as our Japanese language skills were not too good. Snow scoots are also available in...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Wide slopes good for learning and practising tricks. There is space for everyone even when it was so crowded for new years. There is a kid area with conveyer belt and a snow mobile cart to go over. Lots of restuarant choices and lockers /...More

Thank teoweme
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Reviewed March 18, 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
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Reviewed February 21, 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

2  Thank teoweme
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Reviewed March 6, 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
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Reviewed February 21, 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
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Reviewed February 21, 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
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Reviewed January 3, 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
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MZBK
November 13, 2017|
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Response from teoweme | Reviewed this property |
To be honest it is not english friendly. You can rent for ski and snowboard from the Salomon station at the middle or the bottom station (though the middle area slopes are more mild if you are a beginner). Not sure about the... More
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chilloutenjoy
March 4, 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
November 4, 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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