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.
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- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
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Iwate prefecture. Town of Shizukuishi nearby and city of Morioka is about an 50 mins away by bus or probably a 30 min drive.
A good family resort with special kids areas and free for 12 and under.
Fairly small with limited steep terrain.
Phone: 019 693 4000
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.
No on mountain accomodation.
Stay in one of the several business hotels near the station in Morioko for around Y6000/night or possibly Shizukuishi and day trip.
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.
Yes, in base centre.
Free parking for 2800.
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Restaurants in base centre.
Bars & Entertainment
Children appear to be well catered for with parks near the base. Lift tickets are free for under 12's.
All the runs are groomed and are well suited for intermediate skiers. Little in the way of steeper terrain. Best from top of gondola.
Out of Bounds
Parks & Pipes
Kid's parks with several rolls and kickers.
Limited. But with fresh powder there will bound to be opportunities as it is largely a family resort.
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