Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station (岩原スキー場前駅 Iwappara-Sukī-jō-mae-eki) is a railway station on the Joetsu Line in Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
Iwappara-Skiing Ground Station in October 2005
|Location||Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata-ken 949-6103
|Operated by||JR East|
|Line(s)||■ Jōetsu Line|
|Distance||91.1 km from Takasaki|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||8 December 1933|
|Previous names||Iwappara-skijōmae Station|
|station side||■ Jōetsu Line||for Minakami and Takasaki|
|opposite side||■ Jōetsu Line||for Echigo-Yuzawa and Nagaoka|
The station first opened on 8 December 1933 as a temporary stop on the Joetsu Line. It was closed in 1946 when the nearby ski slope was taken over by the allied occupation forces. It reopened as a temporary stop on 20 December 1952, and from 1 September 1981, the station operated all year round. With the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR) on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR East.
- Japan Railfan Club Niigata Branch, ed. (30 June 2015). 新潟県鉄道全駅 増補改訂版 [The databook of all railroad stations in Niigata (Revised edition)] (in Japanese). Japan: Niigata Nippo Jigyousha Corp. p. 169. ISBN 978-4-86132-606-6.
- Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Japan: JTB. p. 452-453. ISBN 4-533-02980-9.