Resort Reviews - tagged 'Kawaba'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Kawaba'. Currently 19 reviews.
Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by Badman1963 on 23rd February 2015
Awesome Off-Piste / Back Country Oporunities 90 Minutes from Tokyo
Decided at the last minute to do an "out-and-in" for the day to the nearest resort to Tokyo we could find even though the weather report said it would be warm and sunny (as it had been for days).

Instead of choosing trusty old Kagura (Niigata Yuzawa exit from Kanetsu only two hours from Tokyo), or Oze, we picked Kawaba.

While Kawaba only has 3 big intermediate courses, and a few Advanced with Moguls (booo), the Back Country Opportunities
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by ShinyDiscoBall on 27th January 2015
Why didn't I discover Kawaba before?
Kawaba has this month suddenly become one of my fave Japanese resorts.
Kicking myself that I hadn't been before.
It took a win of a ticket from our kind friends at SnowJapan to get me there.
And what a find!
First off is that funky multi-storey car park nestled at the end of a long windly road up into the mountain from Numata.
It serves as the base to the skihill with the base lift just outside there.
Kawaba was somehow bigger than I expected looking
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by onehunga on 30th December 2014
A "civilised" resort
I visited Kawaba on the 29th thanks to a ticket from the SnowJapan Giveaways. So a big thank you to SnowJapan and Kawaba Resort. I enjoyed nearly everything about Kawaba, the multi-storey base building, the long lifts, that had short lift lines, the nice variety of runs, my only grip was the music. If you are going to have music playing on a loop, please include more songs. I get to hear “Let it go” enough at home, without hearing
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by Mick Rich on 30th December 2014
Let's Kawaba!
I visited Kawaba on a day-trip from Kanagawa on the Monday after Christmas.

The reviews on here had said good things about the place and they weren’t wrong! It’s not that far from Tokyo, has decent facilities at the base (including that multi-storey car park) and offers a variety of slopes and features (trees, moguls, park) to keep everyone happy. With plenty of early-season snowfall, on-piste conditions were good and there was about 20-30cm of largely untracked snow in the
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by muikabochi on 10th December 2014
Heading back to Kawaba this season
Kawaba. It's only about an hour drive away from where I live, but I haven't spent much time there at all. I am going to change that this season though with at least one visit planned.

Thought I'd write down some impressions before so I can compare "after".

Bigger than I was expecting.
Funky multi story car park at the end of a mountain road.
Long lifts.
Very cold.
Nice snow.

Let's see how I feel about it this season.
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 10th February 2014
Dry Powder, Amazing views and easy to get to!
In the whole world Kawaba is the skijo I have spent the most amount of time at.

I keep going back because I like almost everything about it! First, it is very easy to get to from not only my house but is also probably the closest good skijo from Tokyo by car. A shuttle bus also runs from Numata station if you are taking the train. This option will take slightly longer than the Yuzawa resorts but is less
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by WeekdayWarrior on 1st February 2014
Nice place. Oh yes, multi-story car park
Kawaba. I like it. Someone else mentioned it but when I first went it was bigger than I expected looking at the map. Not too many lifts but they are long and there's some really good runs. Gets very cold up there.

Special mention to the multi-story car park at the base which wouldn't be out of place in a city center. Looks very odd, but serves a good purpose. Above it is the base
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by skybow on 30th December 2013
Small but variety
We headed up after some consistent snow in the previous night and day, so had a good base to play on for late December. It's close to Tokyo so an easy drive up, and is small yet has enough to keep a variety of levels entertained for a good half day or day, and parks for different levels
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 23rd June 2010
Kawaba review by Vincejp
I love Kawaba for many reasons. First, it's really close from where I live, I can get there in 1 hour. Then, there are plenty of areas to go to in the trees and the good things is, you can (almost) never get lost as there is only one way to the valley.

I went there on icy conditions also and I would not recommend it as it limits considerably the potential of the resort. The park is for beginners/intermediates but
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by brand3177 on 28th February 2009
Kawaba review
Went up alone on a Friday, so it was not too busy but still enough people to avoid on the main runs.

Has nice potential for good tree runs and lift runs, however, as it hasnt had a good dump for a while, the pow among the trees and under the lifts have frozen and made for a very crunchy ride.

All in all, considering the distance from Tokyo, it isnt a bad area. Has 2 small park areas, with a few
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by andrewl on 26th March 2008
Kawaba review by Phil
I chose Kawaba as a late season day trip based on the reviews on this site and I was not disappointed.

The snow was really wet and if it had not been sunny, it would have been very icy. But was better than I expected for this time of year.

The runs are not challenging, but they are all surrounded by trees and the views are great.

While I was there they just played cool reggae tunes, which helped me have a chilled
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Kawaba
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Kawaba Village, Gunma
Submitted by airwalk on 7th February 2007
Kawaba review by airwalk
I was impressed with Kawaba for a number of reasons. Although it's a bit farther than other areas nearby, Kawaba is laid out nicely.

The indoor parking makes it perfect for snowy days, and as it's attached to the main building, you never have to go outside so to speak.

The main building as a bunch of restaurants to choose from, as well as some nice places on the moutain itself. Those offer nicer views.

The mountain has lots of choices. I never
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