Resort Reviews - tagged 'Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field'

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by MichaelKlaehn on 9th February 2015
The best snowboard experience I’ve ever had.
My snowboarding background is all mountain and have spent most of my snowboarding holiday experiences in Queenstown and Wanaka in New Zealand. I’m at an advanced level but really just out to have some nice runs. Hakuba was quite a surprise both in size, choices and quality.

I’d heard good comments about Iwatake even though everyone is always talking Cortina so I didn’t really have any expectations about the day. It was grey but snowing lightly. Once at the
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Big Al on 1st February 2015
Wonderfully surprised by the skiing at this resort
Having not skied here before we were all very pleasantly surprised by what Iwatake had to offer.

Generally more cruisy than Happo One with most of the skiing below the treeline, Iwatake reminded me of the Ski-Welt region of Austria.

However, the Ace in the pack was the fantastic back bowl at Wood Park / View 1 off the back of Mt. Iwatake which was full of the soft stuff during 2 of our 3 days here.

My son and
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Aaron Adams on 13th January 2015
Great little ski field
I love Iwatake - its a small mountain that had no queues on the Gondola or any of the lifts. My kids and I are snowboarders and we loved the run from top to bottom.

Great length and plenty of walls to get up on the snowboard.

Really easy to find your way around and some super quiet runs out the back of Iwatake.

Would recommend Iwatake for family day trips. I have been back
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by North Shore on 9th January 2015
Great cruising...
A late start due to a few domestic tasks at home (gotta keep the spousal appreciation units up, if I'm going to get Fridays off to ski!) so I rolled into the nearly empty base parking lot at about 10:30. No line at the ticket office (and they take VISA!!) and the straight onto the 'Noah' gondola for a ~ 10 minute ride to the top. Looked at the map a few times on the way up, and
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by robobin on 25th March 2014
Late March powder day
I visited Iwatake on the last weekend of it's season. It was a busy 3 day weekend and I expect even more people were drawn to Hakuba after a late season snow storm the day before.

I spent most of the morning in the "view" area of the resort (at the top far back of the resort.) The snow here was great and there were a few nice spots between courses to pop into. By 10:30 the queue for the pair
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 11th March 2014
Well-designed resort
The resort got an overnight dump before our early morning arrival, so that may cloud my review a bit, but I liked this place way more than Goryu / 47 for one simple reason: design.

Unlike many resorts that only use one face of the mountain, Iwatake seems to make use of all sides of the mountain, which means that most courses start off from one central area that can be accessed via gondola. You'd think this would lead to overcrowding,
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 4th February 2012
Hakuba Iwatake review by chikumango
We had planned to go to another Hakuba resort but chose Iwatake because we had heard great things about it.

Iwatake is a fun little one or two day spot. We were pleased to see the gondola was moving at a quick speed up the mountain and many of the beginners stuck to the main course. The middle to advanced courses were pretty much empty.

The snow was fantastic. We had continuous snowfall throughout the day.
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Mick Rich on 24th January 2012
Hakuba Iwatake review
Having bought a 2-day Alpen pass at Happo-one, I decided to check out Iwatake (and Tsugaike Kogen).

I caught the first (8.20am) shuttle bus of the day from Happo Information Centre to Iwatake and was at the top of the gondola (and therefore the resort) by 8.50am. There was no new snow but I enjoyed exploring all of the runs (especially those on the back side) before they got too busy and chopped up. Not all of the
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Mick Rich on 24th January 2012
Early season at Iwatake
Having bought a 2-day Alpen pass at Happo-one, I decided to check out Iwatake (and Tsugaike Kogen).

I caught the first (8.20am) shuttle bus of the day from Happo Information Centre to Iwatake and was at the top of the gondola (and therefore the resort) by 8.50am. There was no new snow but I enjoyed exploring all of the runs (especially those on the back side) before they got too busy and chopped up. Not all of the
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 25th February 2008
Hakuba Iwatake review by Brett Dennis
After very negative experiences at Happo and Tsugaike, I was very pleased with Iwatake. Certainly my favourite of the three 'Alpen Co' resorts and probaly the best of the five that I hit up in the valley while there. (Did'nt get to Cortina area so can't comment).

Iwatake flows much better as a resort, lift system seems well planned, no walking needed, shuttle bus was easy from Wadano and the terrain offered much more diversity in the way of natural features
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by Tesselator on 25th March 2007
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
First a little background on myself. I have worked at MANY ski resorts in the USA so I suppose I have a pretty good eye for both the runs and the resort operations in general.

Hakuba Iwatake is a very good resort. If you're into the girl chase it's perhaps the best in the Nagano area! That said it is not the very best in that area. Nagano is an area that is basically back to back ski resorts.
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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
白馬岩岳スノーフィールド
Hakuba Village, Nagano
Submitted by harvey on 9th January 2003
Hakuba Iwatake review by harvey
Catering mostly for beginners, this is a great place to get confident in your turns. Couple of long runs for speed. The bottleneck near the top blows - you need a bit of speed to get thru it and theres inevitably people falling all over the place.

Off the main trails, there's quality runs, some natural jumps to experiment on. My first big mountain and I loved every minute. Go there. The back of the mountain doesn't see too much
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