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Iwappara (Yuzawa, Niigata) - 24th January 2013

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It looks like this weekend is going to be crazy snow time - hope so - and this morning the sun was out and so it was time to do some Iwappara-ing.

Iwappara in Yuzawa, always somewhere I say is perfect for beginners. There's a few pics here showing how wide the main area is. There's really two main bits to Iwappara - the lower wide bit and the top bit. I quickly head for the top quad and pretty much stay there in the top bit. Quite like that top run though there's not a huge amount of variation.

Fab views though.

Beautiful deep blue skies looking towards the peak, blown out bright looking skies towards the sun -- improving a bit as the morning progressed. Sadly I had to come back to get some work done, and some thin clouds were starting to form as well. If a day stays clear into an afternoon, I would guess a late afternoon might be the time to get the best contrast photos looking back towards Gunma...

The snow was, well, just ok. Better than I thought it would be considering the warm temps and rain the other day, especially higher up. And I had a fun morning.

But we need more. Tomorrow hopefully.

Shared a lift a few times with a guy who must have been in his 70's. He was really going for it, loving the top heavy mogul course too! Very cool.

Let's Iwappara.

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Unused Gondola

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Since last season, this lift and part not open

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Kanetsu

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Contemplate

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From the top

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Above Kagura. Nice muffs.

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Iwappara is this wide

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The 'sort of' base, which is actually a bit up the mountain

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The top bit

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It's not much further on than Iwappara, so I thought I'd go see how Daigenta Canyon was looking.

Rather nice as it happens

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And I was sat in a mind-numbing meeting all morning.

:(

But thanks for showing those lovely images.
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Daigenta looking awesome.

I like the people on lifts and looking out pics. Keep them coming! (please)

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Isn't it Gala that has the 'Let's....' line? ;)

Great pics again you old 'can ski any day if he wants to' royster doyster.
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That "sort of" base looks cute. :thumbsup:

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Pity about that top right part though it looks like you can ski a bit of it before having to turn back.

So the Gondola, the top pair lift and that top right pair lift are gone (or dormant) at Iwappara with just the quad lift servicing the top half?
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Correct, SKI.

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How busy does it get on weekends?

From what I remember, and see on your pics, that quad is more than enough to service the top there. Right side course being closed aside of course.

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View PostMan_In_Japan, on 25 January 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

Woo, MB got gold star. :thumbsup:


I got a what? :confused:

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View Postmuikabochi, on 25 January 2013 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostMan_In_Japan, on 25 January 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

Woo, MB got gold star. :thumbsup:


I got a what? :confused:



Look at the top right of your first post. It seems you have a gold star. :D

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Ah, I see, hadn't noticed that!

Thank you, thank you.

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Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing.







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