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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 25 January 2018
Perth, Australia
Nice ski area

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

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Pasig, Philippines
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731-8 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun 949-6103, Niigata Prefecture
+81 25-787-3237
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Long open slopes of a gentle gradient for beginner skiers/snowboarders. There were nary any other foreigners there other than me and my friends. The lift operators were helpful and patient (our first time taking the lifts, some falling involved), and the wide and relatively empty...More

Thank kong_yenlin
Reviewed 6 March 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.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 25 January 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 5 January 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

Thank flipavocat
Reviewed 1 January 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
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
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13 November 2017|
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
5 March 2017|
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.
4 November 2015|
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.