Resort Spotlight: White World Oze Iwakura (Gunma)

Challenge A course Image

www.oze-iwakura.co.jp


Katashina Village
Gunma Prefecture
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White World Oze Iwakura is one of the largest ski and snowboard resorts in the Kanto region.  With 16 courses, the resort offers a variety of challenges for differently skilled riders - whether they are skiers or snowboarders, beginners or more advanced. The region is well-known for enjoying light dry powder snow conditions in the peak season which usually starts around mid-December and continues into early April. Since November 2013, a new tunnel has made it 15 minutes quicker to get to White World Oze Iwakura from the Numata IC (Kanetsu Expressway) exit.

The Nishiyama courses 'Tochi-no-ki' and 'Mizunara' re-opened from last season!

 
Scheduled season dates: Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
Lift Operating hours: Day skiing 8:15am - 5:00pm (lifts until 4:45pm)
  Night skiing 4:30pm - 9:00pm (lifts until 9:00pm)
  Nighta for the 2019-2020 season is scheduled for the following dates:
--- 31st December 2019
--- 11th, 12th January 2020
--- 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd February 2020

Challenge A course Image
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1 - Challenge A Course 2 - Challenge B Course
Challenge A course Image Length: 500m
Width: 60-80m
Maximum slope: 22 degrees
Average slope: 15 degrees
Level: Intermediate
Challenge B course Image Length: 500m
Width: 40-60m
Maximum slope: 22 degrees
Average slope: 15 degrees
Level: Intermediate
3 - Family Course 4 - Romance Course
Family course Image Length: 400m
Width: 70-80m
Maximum slope: 10 degrees
Average slope: 7 degrees
Level: Beginner
Romance course Image Length: 950m
Width: 35-80m
Maximum slope: 15 degrees
Average slope: 10 degrees
Level: Beginner
5 - Champion A Course 6 - Champion B Course
Champion A course Image Length: 1,050m
Width: 40-50m
Maximum slope: 24 degrees
Average slope: 19 degrees
Level: Intermediate
Champion B course Image Length: 400m
Width: 30-35m
Maximum slope: 28 degrees
Average slope: 22 degrees
Level: Intermediate
7 - Expert Course Top 8 - Expert Course Bottom
Expert course Top Image Length: 250m
Width: 150m
Maximum slope: 40 degrees
Average slope: 40 degrees
Level: Advanced
Notes: [Non-compacted snow]
Expert course Bottom Image Length: 550m
Width: 80-90m
Maximum slope: 21 degrees
Average slope: 18 degrees
Level: Intermediate
9 - Riesen Course 10 - Kokutai Women's Course (Nishiyama)
Riesen course Image Length: 750m
Width: 30-40m
Maximum slope: 27 degrees
Average slope: 22 degrees
Level: Advanced
Notes: [Non-compacted snow]
Kokutai Women's course (Nishiyama) Image Length: 850m
Width: 40-50m
Maximum slope: 27 degrees
Average slope: 21 degrees
Level: Advanced
11 - Kokutai Women's Course (Sawa) 12 - Kokutai Men's Course
Kokutai Women's course (Sawa) Image Length: 800m
Width: 40-60m
Maximum slope: 23 degrees
Average slope: 18 degrees
Level: Intermediate
Kokutai men's course Image Length: 1,800m
Width: 35-45m
Maximum slope: 29 degrees
Average slope: 19 degrees
Level: Advanced
Notes: [Non-compacted snow]
13 - Milky Way Course 14 - Shirakaba Course
Milky way course Image Length: 2,800,
Width: 40-60m
Maximum slope: 18 degrees
Average slope: 14 degrees
Level: Intermediate
Shirakaba course Image Length: 550m
Width: 30-50m
Maximum slope: 19 degrees
Average slope: 11 degrees
Level: Intermediate
15 - Nanakamado (Sorbus commixta) Course 16 - Bunanoki (Beech tree) Course Top
Nanakamado (Sorbus commixta) course Image Length: 1,100m
Width: 30-50m
Maximum slope: 22 degrees
Average slope: 14 degrees
Level: Intermediate
Bunanoki (Beech tree) course Top Image Length: 1050m
Width: 30-50m
Maximum slope: 23 degrees
Average slope: 16 degrees
Level: Advanced
Notes: [Non-compacted snow]
17 - Mizunara Course 18 - Tochinoki Course
  Length: 1,090m
Width: 30-50m
Maximum slope: 28 degrees
Average slope: 15 degrees
Level: Advanced
  Length: 1,140m
Width: 30-50m
Maximum slope: 28 degrees
Average slope: 14 degrees
Level: Advanced
 
 

Lift tickets - 2019/2020 season

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required when buying tickets.

  Adults Children
(Elementary
school)
High School
Age
Seniors
(55 years old
and over)
Special Seniors
(70 years old
and over)
Validity
One-day pass 5,000 2,900 3,900 4,500 3,900 Opening until 4:45pm
Super one-day pass 5,500 3,400 4,500 5,000 4,800 Opening until end of nighta
One-day pass with lunch 5,800 3,700 4,800 5,200 4,800 Opening until 4:45pm
Two-day pass 9,100 5,000 7,000 7,800 7,000 As stated on ticket
5 hour ticket 4,500 2,500 3,500 4,000 3,500 5 hours on the day
10 hour ticket 8,500 4,500 6,500 7,500 6,500 10 hours during season (hourly)
20 hour ticket 16,500 8,500 12,500 14,500 12,500 20 hours during season (hourly)
One-ride ticket 600 400 500 - - Throughout 18/19 season
Gondola one way 1,400 800 1,100 1,300 1,100  
Gondola return 2,100 1,300 1,700 2,000 1,700  
Night pass 1,900 1,000 1,400 1,600 1,400 16:30 until nighta closing
Season ticket 63,000 36,700 47,900 53,000 47,900  
Spring Passes (available from Monday 16th March 2020)
1 day spring pass 4,300 2,200 3,200 3,700 3,200 Until 4:45pm
One day pass with lunch ticket 5,300 3,200 4,200 4,700 4,200 Until 4:45pm
Two day spring pass 7,500 3,900 5,500 6,000 5,500 Until closing time on the date stamped
Three day spring pass 11,000 5,900 7,900 9,000 7,900 Until closing time on the date stamped
5 hour spring pass 4,000 2,000 3,000 3,500 3,000 5 hours on the day

 

Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental   Equipment rental Wear
    Set Board only Boots Stock Wear set Jacket or pants
One day
(8:00-17:00、12:00-21:00)
Adults 4,000 3,000 2,500 1,000 4,000 3,000
Children 3,000 2,000 2,000 1,000 3,000 2,000
Two days
(Closing day on second day)
Adults 6,000 4,500 3,500 1,500 6,000 4,500
Children 4,500 3,000 2,500 1,500 4,500 3,000
Three days
(Closing day on third day)
Adults 8,000 6,000 4,500 2,000 8,000 6,000
Children 6,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 6,000 4,000
One day+ Night skiing
(8:00-closing time) Available when nighta
Adults 5,500 4,000 3,000 1,500 5,500 4,000
Children 4,500 2,500 2,000 1,500 4,500 2,500
Half-day (8:00~13:00、12:00~17:00)
Night skiing (16:00~Closing time)
Adults 2,500 2,000 1,500 500 2,500 2,000
Children 2,000 1,300 1,000 500 2,000 1,300

 

Getting to White World Oze Iwakura

By Car

From Tokyo (From Kanetsu EXPRESSWAY Nerima IC)
Nerima IC > (Kanetsu EXPRESSWAY Approximately 125km) >
Numata IC > (National Route 120 Approximately 30km) >
Katashina > (National Route 401 Approximately 5km) >
White World Oze Iwakura (Iwakura Resort Hotel)

Free car parking on weekdays and every day from 16th March 2020.
Parking costs 1000 yen for normal vehicles on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

By Train

From Narita Airport - Tokyo
Narita Airport > (JR Narita Express Approximately 60minutes) >
Tokyo Station > (JR Joetsu Shinaknsen Approximately 75minutes) >
Jomo-Kogen Station > (Ozekikou Bus(reservations required) or Kan-etsu Bus Approximately 80 minutes) >
White World Oze Iwakura (Iwakura Resort Hotel / Iwakura House)

From Haneda Airport - Tokyo
Haneda Airport > (Tokyo monorail and JR Yamanote Line or Bus Approximately 30 minutes) >
Tokyo Station > (JR Joetsu Shinkansen Approximately 75 minutes) >
Jomo-Kogen Station > (Ozekikou Bus (reservations required) or Kan-etsu Bus (Approximately 80 minutes) >
White World Oze Iwakura (Iwakura Resort Hotel / Iwakura House)

From Niigata Airport - Niigata
Niigata Airport > (Bus or Taxi Approximately 20minutes) >
Niigata Station > (JR Joetsu Shinaknsen Approximately 70minutes) >
Jomo-Kogen Station > (Bus/90mimutes) >
White World Oze Iwakura (Iwakura Resort Hotel)

By Highway Bus

The 'Katashina Snow Express' bus runs between Tokyo Shinjuku and Katashina Village.
From the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to and from the Oze Katashina Roadside Rest Area.
A free shuttle bus operates between Oze Katashina Roadside Rest Area and the ski resort.

Departs 7:15 → Arrives 10:55
Arrives 19:45 ← Departs 16:00

Reservations : https://kan-etsu.net/publics/index/82/



Challenge A course Image

www.oze-iwakura.co.jp