Grandeco Snow Resort (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Friday 1st December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
...special 'pre-season' open on 23rd November 2017 possible
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Grandeco Snow Resort is located in the eastern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is in an area to the north of Mt Bandai that is known for usually receiving the most amount of snow in the region. With heavy snowfalls the resort often enjoys a long season into early May. Grandeco Snow Resort has been operating since 1992.

Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.

The Mountain

1590m
580m
1010m
33"
8
4000m
5
15%
45%
40%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 1 4 0 0 0 0

Grandeco Snow Resort Course Map

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Grandeco Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st 60cm - 1st 150cm 70cm 1st 280cm 210cm 1st 340cm 280cm
2nd 50cm - 2nd 150cm 70cm 2nd 280cm 230cm 2nd 340cm 280cm
3rd 50cm - 3rd 165cm 80cm 3rd 280cm 250cm 3rd 330cm 280cm
4th 50cm - 4th 190cm 80cm 4th 280cm 250cm 4th 330cm 280cm
5th 50cm - 5th 190cm 90cm 5th 280cm 250cm 5th 310cm 280cm
6th 50cm - 6th 190cm 100cm 6th 280cm 230cm 6th 300cm 280cm
7th 60cm - 7th 180cm 100cm 7th 310cm 250cm 7th 300cm 280cm
8th 50cm - 8th 180cm 100cm 8th 320cm 270cm 8th 300cm 280cm
9th 50cm - 9th 170cm 100cm 9th 320cm 270cm 9th 280cm 290cm
10th 60cm - 10th 180cm 100cm 10th 310cm 280cm 10th 280cm 300cm
11th 50cm - 11th 250cm 100cm 11th 300cm 290cm 11th 280cm 320cm
12th 80cm - 12th 290cm 110cm 12th 320cm 320cm 12th 280cm 310cm
13th 80cm - 13th 290cm 150cm 13th 340cm 320cm 13th 280cm 300cm
14th 90cm - 14th 290cm 150cm 14th 340cm 310cm 14th 270cm 290cm
15th 90cm 65cm 15th 270cm 160cm 15th 340cm 300cm 15th 260cm 300cm
16th 80cm 65cm 16th 250cm 210cm 16th 340cm 300cm 16th 260cm 300cm
17th 100cm 85cm 17th 240cm 210cm 17th 330cm 300cm 17th 260cm 300cm
18th 110cm 85cm 18th 240cm 200cm 18th 340cm 280cm 18th 260cm 310cm
19th 110cm 85cm 19th 240cm 200cm 19th 340cm 290cm 19th 250cm 300cm
20th 110cm 70cm 20th 230cm 200cm 20th 340cm 280cm 20th 250cm 300cm
21st 110cm 65cm 21st 230cm 200cm 21st 340cm 320cm 21st 250cm 300cm
22nd 110cm 50cm 22nd 240cm 200cm 22nd 340cm 320cm 22nd 250cm 310cm
23rd 110cm 50cm 23rd 260cm 200cm 23rd 330cm 320cm 23rd 250cm 310cm
24th 110cm 60cm 24th 280cm 220cm 24th 330cm 300cm 24th 250cm 320cm
25th 110cm 60cm 25th 280cm 230cm 25th 330cm 300cm 25th 240cm 320cm
26th 100cm 50cm 26th 290cm 230cm 26th 330cm 300cm 26th 240cm 310cm
27th 130cm 50cm 27th 290cm 210cm 27th 330cm 290cm 27th 240cm 320cm
28th 140cm 65cm 28th 290cm 200cm 28th 340cm 290cm 28th 240cm 330cm
29th 140cm 65cm 29th 280cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 220cm 330cm
30th 150cm 70cm 30th 280cm 200cm 30th 30th 220cm 330cm
31st 150cm 70cm 31st 280cm 210cm 31st 31st 220cm 320cm

Previous Statistics

Grandeco Snow Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grandeco Snow Resort. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Deco-land' is available in the base area of the resort. Entry is 600 yen for half a day and 1,000 yen for a full day.

A child-care service is available in the Higashi (East) Wing. Reservations are required and the charge is 7560 yen for a day. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a snowshoe area and also a 'Snow Adventure Park'. 

Grandeco Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grandeco Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

From 1st February, closing time is 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 4,100 yen
2 Days 8,300 yen 6,400 yen 6,400 yen 7,200 yen
3 Days 11,800 yen 9,000 yen 9,000 yen 10,200 yen
4 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 520 yen 520 yen 520 yen
9 Lift Coupons 4,100 yen 4,100 yen 4,100 yen
Season Ticket 57,000 yen 42,000 yen 42,000 yen 50,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A number of Family Tickets are available.

On Sundays between 14th January and 25th February 2018, you can pay 500 yen extra to ride the gondola 30 minutes early for first tracks.

Getting to Grandeco Snow Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
59.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
22.5km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
59.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Nishi line and is approximately 23km from the Grandeco Snow Resort.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is just over 59km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
bus
Bus
A few shuttle buses to Grandeco Snow Resort are available.

The shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station costs 820 yen for adults and 410 yen for children and seniors.

The shuttle bus from Koriyama Station costs 1230 yen for adults and 620 yen for children and seniors.
By Car
Car
22.8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
52km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
56.9km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (7.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway is the nearest expressway exit to Grandeco and a 30-35 minute drive in good conditions.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn right onto Route 115 heading north. After 3.5km branch off to the left onto Prefecture Road 2 (look for the sign on the left hand side) and continue on that road for about 4.5km until reaching Route 459. Turn left onto Route 459 and continue for about 7km until reaching a road sign for Grandeco. The road signpost is for Lake Onagawako. Turn right at this point and follow the scenic road by the lake for about 8km up to the Grandeco Snow Resort base car park.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the resort base area. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen for the day on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Arasunasawayama Hibara
Kitashiobara-mura
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-2701
Telephone
Telephone
0241-32-2530
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Grandeco Snow Resort
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2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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