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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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Nice ski area

Iwappara is not that big and it appears to be geared more for locals rather than foreign tourists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flipavocat
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Pasig, Philippines
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Great Slopes for beginners to intermediate

Wide slopes good for learning and practising tricks. There is space for everyone even when it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
teoweme
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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“lift tickets” (2 reviews)
“great slopes” (2 reviews)
“powder” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
731-8 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 25-787-3237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank flipavocat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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 22 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

2  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

4  Thank LarsLeiram
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MZBK
13 November 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
5 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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