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Iwatake, Japan

Elevation

Base
2461 feet
Base
Summit
4229 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
1768 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

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

Terrain

Beginner Runs
30 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
50 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
20 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
0 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
26
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
2
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 miles
Longest Run

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 12/18/2017 (estimated) 03/26/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 12/16/2016 03/26/2017
2015/2016 12/18/2015 03/21/2016
2014/2015 12/19/2014 03/29/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 13 - 49 $39 (4400 JPY)
Child 5 & under Free
Child 6 - 12 $23 (2600 JPY)
Senior 50 - 69 $34 (3900 JPY)
Senior 70 & over $23 (2600 JPY)
Season Pass $414 (47 JPY)

Overall Rating

4.7 / 5 Superb

based on 8 reviews

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

Accessibility

Availability, quality and pricing of lodging

Lodging

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

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

Latest reviews

Score: 4.5 / 5Dec 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
Dale F. advanced skier
Score: 5 / 5Dec 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
Bentley G. intermediate snowboarder
Score: 4.2 / 5Dec 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
Sam H. advanced snowboarder
Score: 4.5 / 5Dec 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
Paul H. advanced snowboarder
Score: 4.7 / 5Dec 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
James S. advanced snowboarder
Score: 5 / 5Dec 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
Daniel W. intermediate skier
Score: 5 / 5Dec 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
Shawn C. intermediate snowboarder
Score: 5 / 5Oct 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.
Brendan