Japan ski resort news: White World Oze Iwakura (Gunma)

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11th December 2018

White World Oze Iwakura
Katashina, Gunma Prefecture

White World Oze Iwakura re-opens Tochinoki and Mizunara courses

White World Oze Iwakura is located on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Nishi, to the east of Mt Hotaka in Katashina village, Gunma Prefecture.

From the 2017-2018 season, a new automated lift ticket gate system was introduced at White World Oze Iwakura.

But there is much more exciting news for 2018-2019.

To celebrate their 45th Anniversary, two courses that had been closed since 2011 are making a comeback at the resort. The Tochinoki and Mizunara courses in the back Nishiyama area of the resort  (as well as a pair lift) were initially closed in the winter season following the nasty Tohoku earthquake.

The good news is that those two courses are going to re-open for the 2018-2019 season. Over the autumn months the resort has been constructing a connecting course that goes from the top of the Nishiyama Number 3 lift over to the top of the old Nishiyama Number 4 lift. (The Number 4 lift is not making a comeback and is not shown on the official course map).

The Mizunara will be kept ungroomed.

It’s great to see the courses back.

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