Fukushima ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Fukushima. Currently 92 reviews.
Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma
星野リゾート 裏磐梯猫魔
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by fukdane on 29th June 2018
Some great snow and not busy
I went here on a free lift ticket that I had received. Lucky me!

And I was lucky with my choice of place and snow too.

Hardly anyone there on a weekday and my perfect timing landed me on the slopes with 30+cm of fresh snow and tons of untouched powder to play in.

It's not the biggest place out there, but the above more than made up for it.

On the impressive Bandai-san as well - the northern side in the region
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Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by ceekay on 5th March 2018
Great place to visit
We went to this resort as part of marketing promotion for westerners as other Asian nations no longer go there due to its location (Fukushima prefecture). This is a very Japanese style resort. In fact since I first skied in Japan 12 years ago, this resort has the least amount of non Japanese skiers. Spotting a westerner is a rare event.

What the Chinese and Koreans who used to come and the westerners, who haven't fount it yet, for us was
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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Katya.j on 4th February 2018
Fun small resort for 1 days riding.
Resort is quite small but with great terrain. Lots of tree runs, trees aren't too close together too!

Green run from gondola - very flat - not fun on a board!

Foreign passports gets you cheaper ski pass - 3500 yen. Bus is 1000 yen each way from Koriyama - not free as stated! It runs 3 times a day and is a 1.5 hour trip.

One main place to eat with a few food vans outside - small and simple but
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Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by Mick Rich on 5th February 2016
Let's Grandeco!
My previous Fukushima ski-jo experience was an enjoyable daytrip to Inawashiro in 2013 [http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resort-reviews/detail/2013], so assisted by the new-for-2016 Grandeco Daily Reports, I decided to head further up the road to the Ura Bandai area where Grandeco ski resort is situated. Despite safety concerns (following a fatal crash in Nagano), I took an overnight ski bus leaving from Tokyo, and costing 8,400Yen including lift pass. Thankfully the journey from Shinjuku was drama-free and in exactly the reverse order from my
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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Submitted by skinoob on 22nd January 2016
Nice for budding begginers
Finally have good snow after 2015/2016 season's drought.

Nice long beginner runs going to blues.

I'm still a beginner and the long green run on the gondola is a nice place to practice and challenge myself.

The panorama view is too scenic (slow) so I only had the greens and the blues to play in.

Resort is big enough for you to enjoy the whole day and the gondola run is long and worth the wait
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Aizu Kogen Takahata
会津高原高畑
Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 7th May 2015
Twin planks
Paid a visit to Aizu Kogen Takahata, a skier-only resort in Fukushima. I was curious about what a skier-only place would be like. What kind of secret goodies would be on tap?

Slinging my two planks over my shoulder, I employed bipedal locomotion over the squirrel-encrusted bridge from the parking lot to the base area.

There are 4 lifts, all fixed pair lifts, with one up from the base and the other three reachable from up there. There was a
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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Submitted by jimmyb on 7th March 2015
Spectacular!
I noticed that the last review was from before the tsunami and nuclear accident. Don't stay away from Fukushima ski areas; they can be brilliant.

The slopes are well groomed and when the weather is nice (as on Friday the 6th), the scenery is beyond beautiful all the way down – Mt. Bandai towering over the ski area and the Aizu valley and Lake Inawashiro at your feet.... great!

The food in the restaurants is a little pricey, but not for
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Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort
グランディ羽鳥湖スキーリゾート
Tenei Village, Fukushima
Submitted by SaifuddinR on 2nd March 2015
Amazing place with good facilities for beginners & Intermediates
1. Good course and lift facilities
2. Neat and clean
3. Fun courses for beginners and intermediates
4. Long runs of about 1KM
5. Good place for one day outing with friends.
6. Decent snow condition
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Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by zenagain on 10th February 2015
A family oriented resort in Fukushima.
Courtesy of a SnowJapan ticket giveaway (thankyou very much SJ) it's been a while since Grandeco has been reviewed, so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.

A mate and I ventured there on a Tuesday early in February and coming off the back end of a three day dump, we were rewarded with excellent snow conditions. Being of a slightly higher elevation to the other resorts in the Bandai area (with the exception of Minowa) the snow
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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th January 2015
Best view in town
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort, Fukushima

This is a place that I have been meaning to check out for years. It is not terribly big, but can boast of occupying probably the best spot on Mt. Bandai for views, facing directly onto Lake Inawashiro. I really wanted to go on a clear day – which can be a rare thing around Mt. Bandai. But with the forecast for at least partly-clear weather finally coinciding with a day we were
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Minowa
箕輪
Inawashiro Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 9th December 2014
Start of season with baby snow monsters
I had been planning to save Minowa for later in the season after their snow monsters have developed, but they had two of their three lifts running and the kid was up for trying somewhere new, so that is where we started our season.

The first real snowfall of the season was just winding down when we arrived, and visibility up top was not great at first, but what could be seen was nice and white.

Clear spells highlighted the nascent snow
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Aizu Kogen Daikura
会津高原だいくら
Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
Small but satisfyingly steep
Took the drive through Tochigi on regular roads, past Shiobara Onsen, to Aizu Kogen Daikura.
That part of southern Fukushima had always seemed hard to get to, but in fact it takes not much more time to reach than it does to get to the Bandai-area ski areas using the expressway.

Snowed constantly all day. Visibility sufficient for the most part, wind not as bad as predicted (though gusted occasionally), lots of fresh snow.

The base area is split into two parts, the
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