HAKUBA SKI RESORTS Happo Goryu Hakuba 47 Cortina Iwatake Tsugaike Norikura Kashimayari Sanosaka
Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays
Iwatake   is   not   the   highest   ski   resort   in   Hakuba   in terms   of   altitude,   but   it   is   an   excellent   medium   size resort.   Best   thing   about   it      is   that   many   people   go   to one    of    the    better    known    resorts    instead    and    give Iwatake   a   miss   so   it   is   never   crowded   except   for   New Years. Most   of   the   terrain   is   intermediate   and   will   suit   and challenge    most    skiers    and    boarders.    There    are fantastic   360 °    views   of   the   Japan   Alps   from   the   top and   there   is   a   great   snowpark.   The   one   drawback would   be   that   early   and   late   season   it   can   be   a   bit sketchy   for   snow,   because   of   it's   altitude.   They   also have   a   number   of   designated   tree   runs   which   are excellent on a snowy day. There   is   a   snowshoe   course   at   the   top,   well   worth doing   on   a   fine   day.      In   addition   there   is   a   cross country   ski   course   at   the   bottom,   always   popular   with athletes trainilng as it is a SAJ recognized course. Iwatake   is   easily   accessed   by   the   free   shuttle   bus- just   catch   the   one   going   to   Happo   and   stay   on   the bus - it will take you to Iwatake.

                         Iwatake Ski Resort

Great uncrowded allrounder

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   Mountain Statistics

Lifts 16 Courses 15 Highest point 1289 mtrs Vertical drop 539 mtrs Annual Snowfall 11 mtrs/year Steepest run 35° Terrain Park Yes Night skiing No Children’s area Yes Kiddie’s daycare Yes  
7 night package ¥57,400            Checklist Lift passes Transfers Rentals Lessons
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