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.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grandeco Snow Resort.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
'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.
There is a snowshoe area and also a 'Snow Adventure Park'.
Grandeco Snow Resort Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late November until Early May
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Grandeco Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am on weekends, holidays and over New Year.
There is no nighta at this resort.
Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
Choi-nori Ticket (from 1:30pm)
1 Lift Coupon
7 Lift Coupons
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
A number of Family Tickets are available:
1 day ticket: 1 adult and 1 child - 6,700 yen (*1,000 yen) 1 adult and 2 children - 9,400 yen (*1,500 yen) 1 adult and 3 children - 12,100 yen (*2,000 yen) 2 adults and 1 child - 11,200 yen (*2,000 yen)
2 Days ticket: 1 adult and 1 child - 13,200 yen (*1,000 yen) 1 adult and 2 children - 18,400 yen (*1,500 yen) 1 adult and 3 children - 23,600 yen (*2,000 yen) 2 adults and 1 child - 22,200 yen (*2,000 yen)
3 Days ticket: 1 adult and 1 child - 19,500 yen (*1,000 yen) 1 adult and 2 children - 27,000 yen (*1,500 yen) 1 adult and 3 children - 34,500 yen (*2,000 yen) 2 adults and 1 child - 33,000 yen (*2,000 yen)
* The number in brackets is the value of a ticket also included that can be used at the facilities
Getting to Grandeco Snow Resort
By public transport
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.
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