HAKUBA SKI RESORTS Happo Goryu Hakuba 47 Cortina Iwatake Tsugaike Norikura Kashimayari Sanosaka
Japan
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.      For   powder   hounds   the “View”   courses   on   the   backside   of   the   mountain   are best   (View   A   is   best)   ,   when   you   get   off   the   gondola just go straight and you will find it. 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. Getting here Iwatake is easily accessed by the free shuttle bus - Places to stay Most   people   prefer   to   stay   in   Hakuba   itself   but   if   you do   want   to   stay   nearby   see   this   page   for   a   list   of places to stay.

                         Iwatake Ski Resort

Great uncrowded allrounder

Course guide  Click here Lift status   Which lifts are operating? Too much wind?  Find out here!              As of 11th Feb, 2014 Click on image Live Webcam
Official Iwatake website Official Iwatake website

   Mountain Statistics

Lifts 16 Courses 15 Highest point 1289 mtrs Vertical drop 539 mtrs Annual Snowfall 11 mtrs Steepest run 35° Terrain Park Yes Night skiing No Children’s area Yes Kiddie’s daycare Yes  
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HAKUBA SKI RESORTS Happo Goryu Hakuba 47 Cortina Iwatake Tsugaike Norikura Kashimayari Sanosaka
Japan
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.      For   powder   hounds   the   “View”   courses   on   the   backside   of the   mountain   are   best   (View   A   is   best)   ,   when   you   get   off   the gondola just go straight and you will find it.  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

Course guide  Click here Lift status   Which lifts are operating? Too much wind?  Find out here!              As of 11th Feb, 2014 Official Iwatake website Official Iwatake website

   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  
Free shuttlebus timetable Free shuttlebus timetable Live Webcam  Image courtesy of Iwatake Click on image to enlarge
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