Moiwa

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Overall
4.2
Moiwa is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 8 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!
Moiwa vs
MoiwaAkakura Kanko
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
expert--
total runs8 10
ski area--
summit elevation2,625ft 4,921ft
total lifts3 7
child lift ticket¥600 JPY ($5 USD) ¥3,000 JPY ($26 USD)
adult lift ticket¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall--
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Moiwa Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 9 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
Very Good!3.9 / 5May 12, 2018
Liam M. Liam M.
expert skier
Moiwa is a powder haven. Small and inexpensive, it gets some incredible.snow that gets skied much less quickly than the larger resorts in Niseko. The side country is fabulous, so bring a beacon and skins to experience the magic!... More
Good!3.8 / 5Apr 23, 2018
ADAdam D.
expert skier
Great little resort if you want to get away from the crowd at Niseko. Just a short drive away. Only one good lift and limited facilities but great for some powder skiing! Definitely recommend to come out here if you're getting bored at Niseko. Just beware it's on a different lift pass.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Dec 14, 2017
SBShawn B.
intermediate snowboarder
Best back country in Japan. Easy gate access from the top lift, endless secret tree runs, bottomless pow, and no lift lines. The hidden gem among the swarms heading to the more popular resorts in Niseko. Hopefully it stays a hidden gem for a while longer!... More
Very Good!4 / 5Dec 07, 2017
CJCharles J.
advanced snowboarder
Moiwa Is a great powder stashe often frequently by Locals, and has anyone who travels knows, the good stuff is where the locals are! Minimal lift lines, fresh powder lines and soft groomers abound!... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Dec 04, 2017
CBConnor B.
beginner snowboarder
Moiwa is an excellent choice to stay! Staff are accomodating and make you feel like royalty! Perfect location and I couldn't reccomend it more! Don't regret not going here! The time I spent here was the best time of my life, my family loved it aswell... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Dec 03, 2017
SLSean L.
advanced snowboarder
Great little resort. The staff are super friendly and the terrain is good fun. Makes a good side trip from the major Niseko resorts. Great way to escape the crowds.... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Dec 02, 2017
NNNathan N.
expert snowboarder
I loved the back bowels and the skiouts were beautiful. It was refreshingly quiet compared to its neighbor. The snowdrift after a fall mean there are fresh lines to be had late into the day.... More
Average!3.2 / 5Dec 02, 2017
JSJeremiah S.
advanced skier
Moiwa is a small little resort with a LOT of secrets. First off, it is basically the cheapest place to stay in the niseko area that is on a resort. Second, it has amazing sidecountry! Third, it is actually really cheap to ski there, and you can even access the Niseko United area by trails. Moiwa is definitely a place to consider staying and... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 27, 2017
ILInsoo L.
intermediate skier
Moiwa Resort is a great place to go to get away from the crowds! The lodging options there are much more affordable than in Niseko town, and you can still access Niseko-Annupuri easily with shuttles (many free ones too!). The backcountry and sidecountry there is awesome, and you can still experience the awesome Hokkaido powder, without the crowds.... More

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