Iwatake Japan

Superb

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Trails

Beginner
30%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced / Expert
20%

Trail maps

Overview

Iwatake is one of the top resorts in Hakuba. With 26 runs, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

Overall rating

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Superb

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
LELachlan E.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 27, 2017
I spent roughly 3 weeks in Hakuba with the pure desire to Snow Board every day and of course - enjoy the strong zeroes that were on offer. I was in a group of 6 Adults with varying degrees of experience in the snow. We found ourselves at Iwatake for 70% of the time. Its variance... More
LGLuke G.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 13, 2017
It is a great place to board lovely runs beautiful sceanary that takes your breath away, just amazing I would love the chance to be able to go back there and experience it all over again... More
DFDale F.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Great resort for uncrowded slopes, and the free shuttle bus made getting between the resorts super easy. With its Great restaurant at the top of the mountain it has everything there to please every skier or snowboarder... More
BGBentley G.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 08, 2017
Stayed there last winter and had a very memorable experience. The property is very professionally managed by MySnow.com Our room was very new and comfortable. Fully equipped with all appliances needed for our stay. While it is a walk away from the ski area, there was... More
SHSam H.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
My favourite pick of the local Hakuba resorts. Not as busy and they are ok with some off piste use age. Good runs and well maintained with everything you need.... More
PHPaul H.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Part of the Hakuba valley mountains, Iwatake is a great change from the monstrous Happo One. With views across the valley on to Happo and Hakuba47, find those fresh tracks for days, just keep an eye out for the mountain goats if you hit the trees and out of bounds.... More
JSJames S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Iwatake is my favourite terrain for all-mountain snowboarding, it has so much variety with banks, trees, and wide groomed runs. It’s the perfect place for a beginner too, and that’s why I took my fiancé there to learn how to board. I even have an Iwatake sticker on my helmet.... More
DWDaniel W.
intermediate skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Fantastic resort with a little of everything, we had great fun skiing through the wooded sections and up and down the paradise lifts with long runs coming from the Noah gondola and back down. Awesome cafe and restaurant at the top with great views over Hakuba Valley. Friendly... More
SCShawn C.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
My wife and I have had nothing short of an amazing time at Iwatake when we have visited there. It is our first stop when we visit Hakuba. The views are incredible, the snow amazing, the runs are super fun, staff are very friendly. We love Iwatake! ... More
BBrendan
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 09, 2017
Side hits galore! A slightly smaller resort, Iwatake is filled with side hits to keep playful riders happy. Overall it is an intermediate mountain, a must visit when in the Hakuba region.

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chair
1
Double Chairs
8
Single Chair
1

Elevation

Base
2,461 feet
Summit
4,229 feet
Vertical drop
1,768 feet

Terrain

Total runs
26
Terrain Parks
2
Longest Run
2 miles
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