Iwate Kogen

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Iwate Kogen Snow Park
Location Iwate
Resort Altitude 1213m
Winter Season
Terrain Overall:
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Lift System
Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical
Longest Run
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Shizukuishi
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $Y3600
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Iwate Kogen is a small ski area close to Shizukuishi and Morioka. There is no onsite accomodation so is a day trip option from those places. More of a family resort.

Location

Iwate prefecture. Town of Shizukuishi nearby and city of Morioka is about an 50 mins away by bus or probably a 30 min drive.

Pros

A good family resort with special kids areas and free for 12 and under.

Cons

Fairly small with limited steep terrain.

Contacts

Phone: 019 693 4000

Fax:

Postal:


Planning

Getting There

From Tokyo it is about 3 hours on the Shinkansen to Morioka. These usually operate about twice an hour.

Buses then leave from bus bay no. 10 outside the main exit (east side) of Morioka station. These buses however are not direct services and take almost an hour. There are around 5 services a day. Cost one way is Y1060 (2009). The station is not the first stop and Iwate Kogen is not the last stop. If you were to drive it would probably be a 30 min trip.

You can get up to date info on on the bus as well as the ski area from the information centre at the southern end of Morioka station.

Alternatively you could also drive from Morioka or Shizukuishi.

Accommodation

On Mountain

No on mountain accomodation.

Off Mountain

Stay in one of the several business hotels near the station in Morioko for around Y6000/night or possibly Shizukuishi and day trip.

Lift Tickets

Adult day ticket (2009) is Y3600. These are the regular printed type, so you need some sort of ticket holder. 12 and under are free.

Ski School

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Equipment Hire

Yes, in base centre.


Resort Facilities

Getting Around

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Parking

Free parking for 2800.

Activities

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Dining

Restaurants in base centre.

Bars & Entertainment

Morioka.

Shopping

Morioka.

Children

Children appear to be well catered for with parks near the base. Lift tickets are free for under 12's.


Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

Lower slopes.

Groomed Runs

All the runs are groomed and are well suited for intermediate skiers. Little in the way of steeper terrain. Best from top of gondola.

Off Piste

Limited.

Out of Bounds

Cross Country

Parks & Pipes

Kid's parks with several rolls and kickers.

Bumps

Limited.

Powder Zones

Limited. But with fresh powder there will bound to be opportunities as it is largely a family resort.

Sheltered Runs

Snowplay

Kids parks.


Other

Weather

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Geography

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History

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Resources

[1] Resort english page

Maps

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