Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort – Summer
Of all the resorts in the Hakuba Valley, Iwatake Mountain Resort has the best panoramic views. With sitting areas on the front-side and Mountain Harbour on the back-side, Iwatake is a highly recommended stop while you are in Hakuba.
For the 2020 season Hakubounce has set up a satellite location at the base of Iwatake and the EX Adventure ropes course is located across the parking lot from the gondola.
Iwatake’s Mountain Bike Park is the best lift accessed mountain biking in the valley and is a thrill for anyone. Spicey Rentals is located at the base and can get you set up with any gear you may need while Evergreen offers classes and tours.
Located a 15 minute walk away from the base of Iwatake is the traditional Japanese area of Shinden. If you are looking for a Japanese experience be sure to take a walk down Shinden’s historical street and consider staying a night in one of the family run ryokans. Shoya Maruhachi located at the end of Shinden is a wonderful Japanese dining experience that operates throughout the year.