HAKUBA IWATAKE MTB PARK GUIDE
HAKUBA IWATAKE, MTB Mecca in Peaceful Forest
In 1990s, there were 2 big moutain biking races held in Hakuba Iwatake,
"Haru Iwa" and "Aki Iwa". They were known as the biggest
MTB events in Japan at that time and over 1,000 mountain bikers participated,
even including top riders not only from Japan, but also from overseas.
Besides, a lot of MTB brands advanced improvement and development of their
products toward these competitions. The best thing about Hakuba Iwatake
was 3,672-meter long Downhill Course which had the elevation gap of 521
meters from the summit (1,272m). Besides, there were also Dual Slalom and
Cross Country courses. Although the MTB courses were suddenly closed in
the late 90s, Hakuba Iwatake, a long-awaited MTB mecca, has come back again
Recently,mountain biking has been getting more and more popular. Hakuba Iwatake has various courses for MTB, such as Downhill Course from the summit area and Cross Country Course which invites you a cruise in a refreshing forest. Moreover, Summit Touring Course and Beginners Downhill Course will be newly open in this summer and fall!!
HOURS & PRICES
July 1 (Sat) - Aug. 27 (Sun)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*Last Gondola Ride Down 4:50 p.m.
Sept. 30 (Sat) - Nov. 5 (Sun)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*Last Gondola Ride Down 3:50 p.m.
MTB PARK PASS
All COURSES PASS
- 1 DAY PASS Adult \4,200 Child \3,000 (Gondola one-way fare included)
- MTB SEASON PASS Adult \40,000 Child \25,000 (Gondola one-way fare included)
Special Gift: 5 Coupons of 1 Day Pass 50% Off Discount, Discount on Hakuba Himekawa Onsen Iwatake-no-yu (Adult \100 off, Child \50 off), 10% Discout on "Sky Arc" Lunch Menus, Original Sticker
- MTB LOCAL SEASON PASS Adult \20,000 Child \10,000 (Gondola one-way fare included)
*Available only for locals of Hakuba, Otari, Omachi (ID cards are required)
CROSS COUNTRY, MTB DUAL PUMP TRACK & MINI CROSS COURSES PASS
- 1 DAY PASS Adult \1,000 Child \500 (Not including gondola fare)
DOWNHILL COURSE ONLY
- 3 TICKETS Adult \3,200 Child \2,300 (Gondola one-way fare included)
- 1 TICKET Adult \1,200 Child \800 (Gondola one-way fare included)
- Gondola Round-trip + 2-hour Rental + Onsen
(Beginners Downhill & Summit Touring courses are available)
Adult \3,600 Child \2,000
TIE-UP DISCOUNT Show the season pass of ski areas below, get discount!
TIE-UP SKI AREA Hakuba47 / Winghills Shiratori Resort / Nozawa Onsen
DISCOUNT INFO 50% Off Discount on 1 Day Pass
New Courses Are Coming!
Evan Winton, a trail builder who has rich experiences in Australia, produces the new MTB courses!
【NEW】SUMMIT TOURING COURSEOpen on Aug. 11
Course Name: Mountain Cycling Course
Level: Beginner Length: 1,200m
Scenic course which goes around the summit area. Here is the highest touring
course in Japan and you can see the peaks of 3,000-meter high mountains
【NEW】BEGINNERS DOWNHILL COURSEOpen on Sept. 29
Course Name: Alps Downhill Course
Elevation Gap: 521m Length: 6,500m
The first course which meets the international standards in Japan. Even beginners can enjoy this long downhill course. You will find the great view from Iwatake (1,272m) and very thrilling experiences!
Course Name: Kamikaze Downhill Course
Level: Over Intermediate
Elevation Gap: 521m Length: 3,672m
Exciting downhill course where you can run down the Iwatake which has an elevation of 1,272m in one go. After the single track through a forest, you will go down the various trail, sometimes dirty, sometimes scree. In the straight part, pedal your MTB toward the top speed!!
CROSS COUNTRY COURSE
Anri Hirabayashi, a professional cross country rider born in Hakuba, produces!
Course Name: Iwatake Forest Course
Level: Beginner - Expert
Cross country course which takes you into adventure in Iwatake Forest.
The trails are rich in variations with standard single tracks, ups and
downs. You can take a rest beside the course and walk around the forest,
relaxing in the refreshing air.
IWATAKE SKILL UP AREA
Course Name: Fun Ride Course
Level: Beginner - Expert
Elevation Gap: 30m Length: 700m
Open after renovation of Mini Cross Course. All-in-one course which has
up-down trails in forest which anyone from beginners to experts can enjoy.
Course Name: Dual Pump Track
Level: Beginner - Expert
Length: 70m 2 Pump Tracks
Real dirt course for from adults to children and from kid's kick bike without
pedals to BMX and MTB.
At Hakuba Iwatake, children from 8 to 12 years old can also enjoy mountain
biking. Besides, there is rental of MTB and helmets for the visitors who
do not participate in the guided tour. Participants in the tour can rent
helmets and protectors as well.
Choose Your Favorite
Rental MTB & Goods
TOUR PARTICIPANTS[Helmet, MTB Protector included]
- Hardtail 1 Day \1,500 Over 2 Days \2,000
- Full Suspension 1 Day \2,500 Over 2 Days \3,000
- Hardtail 2H \2,000 4H \3,000 1 Day \4,000
- Full Suspension 2H \3,000 4H \4,500 1 Day \5,500
We are sorry but we do not accept reservations for full suspension MTB. Please ask at the application desk, if you would like to rent it.
- Helmet 1 Day \1,000
- Gloves 1 Day \600
- Protector 1 Day \500
To the beginners who have never experienced mountain biking, SPICY MTB
Adventure which offers MTB school & guide service and MTB rental is
Reservation & Inquiry TEL.0261-72-2479 http://spicymtb.com/
IWATAKE MTB PARK IS OPEN ON JULY 1, 2017!
New Courses & Big Events Are Coming This Summer!
|July 15 - 16
Rogaining race. Participants will try to maximize their score by visiting checkpoints within a time limit.
NEW! Summit Touring Course Open
Short trip course in the summit. The great view of Northern Alps spreads out just before you and you can run down the forest with a bike, feeling refreshing air.
SUMMER OPENING EVENT
On the Mountain's Day, let's run down the mountain, not only climbing!!
Have a good time with your friends at the festival.
"Mountain's Day IWATAKE MTB PARK Festival"
Enduro National Series
The 3rd round of MTB Enduro National Series will be held in Iwatake!
|Sept. 2 - 3
AKI GREEN CUP
Mountain bike festival held for 2 days. Come and run around the nature field!
|Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
AUTUMN OPENING EVENT
In commemoration of the opening of Beginner Course, a MTB tour around the red and yellow autumn forest will be held! At the base area, there will be local food booths and events!
"Autumn IWATAKE MTB PARK Festival"
◎Please enter the coordinates below into your car navigation system.
Latitude & Longitude: N36.7167232 E137.8541393
〒399-9301 12056, Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano
Free parking area available.
From Nagano Expressway Azumino I.C.
1 Hour Driving Northern Alps Panorama Road－R147－R148－Hakuba
Tokyo → Approx. 4 Hours
Nagoya → Approx. 4.5 Hours
Osaka → Approx. 5.5 Hours
From Hokuriku Expressway Itoigawa I.C.
1 Hour Driving R148－Hakuba
Kanazawa → Approx. 3 Hours
From Joshinetsu Expressway Nagano I.C.
1 Hour Driving R18－R19－Hakuba Nagano Olympic Road－Hakuba
To JR Hakuba Station
Shinjuku → Approx. 4 Hours by Limited Express Train
Nagoya → Approx. 4 Hours by Limited Express Train
Osaka → Approx. 4.5 Hours by Shinkansen & Limited Express Train
Kanazawa → Approx. 3.5 Hours by Shinkansen & Local Train
*By Nagano Shinkansen, it takes 79 minutes at the minimum from Tokyo. From
Nagano Station, it takes about 1 hour to Hakuba by bus.
To Matsumoto Airport
Osaka (Itami) → Approx. 55 min. (Only during Aug. 1－Aug. 31)
Sapporo → Approx. 1.5 Hours
Fukuoka → Approx. 1.5 Hours
*It takes about 1.5 hours from Matsumoto to Hakuba by car. There are shuttle
bus service and rental cars at the airport.