Resort Reviews - tagged 'Katashina'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Katashina'. Currently 47 reviews.
White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Bushiman on 18th November 2015
Definitely worth a visit!
Last year my buddy and I both won tickets to visit White World, and this year thanks to another SJ Giveaway we were lucky enough to snaffle some more...

This place is a gem.

It's like how Hakuba Cortina used to be before the word got out. Great out-of-bounds terrain, easily accessed, straight forward exits back to piste. Nobody else going anywhere near the trees... Coming from riding in Nagano & Niigata, this is completely unheard of.

So, yeah, the off-piste is a
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by NECK on 21st May 2015
Worth the extra drive time.
White World Oze Iwakura is a nice sized resort in Katshina Village, Gunma Prefecture. They have a nice variety of runs for both intermediate and advanced riders. There are also a few runs for beginners at the bottom, but I think the hill is more geared toward intermediate riders.

Though it is a little harder to get to from Tokyo than some of the other hills in Gunma and Yuzawa, I think that people who make the trip will not be
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 26th February 2015
YES!
Sooooo happy I discovered Iwakura this year... my own fault for ignoring the signs on the way to Marunuma.

I've already been twice this season and am planning to go again soon.

I live in Tokyo, but I've come to like this place so much that I'd probably consider getting a season pass... but alas, I tend to cheat on my favorite ski-jo's.

All you really need to know is Gondola + Milky Way. Best combo ever
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Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Mick Rich on 26th February 2015
Let's Marunuma!
I came here by car from Yuzawa, which had noticeably different (and worse) weather - maybe worth remembering if you're in the area searching for the best conditions. The previous review by foofighter1981 gives some great practical info which, unlike me, you should try to follow as I ended up snowboarding down the skiers-only "Blue run" and paying separately for lunch!

On this occasion, unseasonally warm temperatures had affected the condition of the snow, particularly off-piste, so I stayed on-piste for
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Hotaka Bokujo
武尊牧場
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by malibu05 on 28th January 2015
Good enough
There’re good slopes.
Most of the people were snowboarders.
Never waited for the lifts or lunch.
Too bad we had to leave there around 2pm because of too strong wind and snow.
I want to go back when condition is perfect.
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Badman1963 on 20th January 2015
18-19 Jan 2015 Powder!!!
Arrived early Sunday to find the normal Sunday crowds PLUS a ski competition, both making the lifts a bit crowded at first and some slopes closed to the public.

Lift lines went way down by 9AM so all was good. It must have dumped snow all night Saturday 17 Jan 15 as there was about 2-3 feet of POW POW on the fringes (and on some of less used groomers) on Sunday and it was cloudy to sunny all
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Badman1963 on 15th January 2015
Awesome weekday powder
Not all the lifts were open given it was so early in the season on a week day but lift ticket was 3100 Yen INCLUDING a visit to the ONSEN in the hotel at the bottom of the slope.

The main gondola took us to the top where Virgin Powder was available all day on 5-6 intermediate slopes. The fringes of most of the Pistes/gelendes had 3-4 feet of untouched powder where we spent the entire day. No Ice
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Bushiman on 17th March 2014
Oze Iwakura - The 'White World' Indeed!
Having spent the last 10+ years riding your typical big/popular resorts in Nagano/Niigata/Hokkaido, this season I fancied a change...
Pre-season I'd spent a good long while looking at Google Earth, and topographical maps searching for the kind of resort I like... Something a long the lines of Hakuba Cortina.

For any of you that have ridden at Cortina, you'll know that the whole resort centers around a large bowl with everything (pretty much) funneling down to one run in the middle.
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by muikabochi on 10th March 2014
Nice place
I have been to White World a few times now and it's one of those places that I would like to go to once a season maybe.

About 90 minutes drive from where I live, it's to the east of, and about 40 minutes drive from, the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

There's a great big car park that you get to before the skijo - in fact you can't see the skijo before you actually get
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by muikabochi on 10th March 2014
Nice place
I have been to White World Oze a few times now and it's one of those places that I would like to go to once a season maybe.

About 90 minutes drive from where I live, it's to the east of, and about 40 minutes drive from, the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

There's a great big car park that you get to before the skijo - in fact you can't see the skijo before you actually
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 25th February 2014
A nice resort not yet discovered by the international crowd
White World Oze Iwakura is a nice ski resort which is popular with Japanese people but not yet discovered by the overseas crowd.

It is a good sized hill with a lot of variety. Though the bottom of the hill is flat enough for beginners, I would say Iwakura is more of an intermediate to advanced skijo. Though I am a snowboarder and have had some great days there I would say Iwakura caters more to skiers especially the mogul
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White World Oze Iwakura
ホワイトワールド尾瀬岩鞍
Katashina Village, Gunma
Submitted by Saitaman on 21st January 2014
Quite a large hidden gem.
White World is about 40 minutes from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway, located in the Katashina village area of Gunma.

Quite a big place and obviously quite popular with the half full car park already early on a Saturday morning, though people were almost all Japanese so it's not got the gaijin crowd yet.

Worth a shufty though as it's got some nice long runs and the snow was great when we were there.

This season there's a new tunnel that
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