Iwappara ski resort is a well-known resort set on a wide mountainside and popular with both skiers and snowboarders. The resort offers amazing views and open terrain that is great for both First-Timers and Intermediate ability levels.

EMAIL: snowsports@canyons.jp  PHONE: 08090832179 (9am-4pm)


Available: Every day; for all ability levels (Levels 1 - 6)

Start times: 9:00

Minimum age: Ski - 4 years old, Snowboard - 6 years old

Capacity per instructor: 1 - 8 participants

Pricing per instructor

  • Premium full day - 80,000 JPY*


  • A Premium full day is a 6-hour lesson with an instructor that is able to provide extra support on and off the snow and flexible timings between 8:30-17:00 (resort lift dependent).

    Please note we are only able to offer full day premium lessons at Iwappara due to instructor travel time.

  • Lift tickets and rental are not included in the price and are to be prepared before the lesson start time

  • INSURANCE: The price of the lesson does not include accident insurance. Please obtain travel insurance to cover snowsports and all participants. We recommend ALL lesson participants have travel insurance.

Access Information

The most convenient way to travel to Iwappara is by Bullet Train. Regular services operate from Central Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa Station, taking less than 90 minutes. Free shuttle bus services run throughout the day from the station to Iwappara.

If you are travelling by car, exit the highway at the Yuzawa I.C. (Kan-Etsu Exit 16), it is then only 2km to the free Iwappara parking area.

Address: 731-79 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata 949-6103

Visit Iwappara Resort Official page (Japanese only)

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Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have and we will be happy to help at snowsports@canyons.jp

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