Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート (福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Saturday 31st March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is located on the southern slopes of Mt Bandai in Inwashiro town, Fukushima Prefecture. This resort overlooks - and offers fine views of - the nearby Lake Inawashiro.

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

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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 100cm 20cm 1st 250cm 160cm 1st 250cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 30cm 2nd 250cm 170cm 2nd 250cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 40cm 3rd 250cm 160cm 3rd 230cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 140cm 40cm 4th 250cm 160cm 4th 230cm 150cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 60cm 5th 250cm 170cm 5th 220cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 60cm 6th 250cm 150cm 6th 200cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 60cm 7th 250cm 170cm 7th 190cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 60cm 8th 220cm 180cm 8th 180cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 70cm 9th 220cm 180cm 9th 180cm 190cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 60cm 10th 230cm 180cm 10th 140cm 230cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 70cm 11th 230cm 200cm 11th 130cm 230cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 90cm 12th 220cm 200cm 12th 120cm 230cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 140cm 13th 220cm 270cm 13th 120cm 190cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 140cm 14th 260cm 270cm 14th 120cm 160cm
15th - - 15th 150cm 160cm 15th 270cm 240cm 15th 110cm 180cm
16th - - 16th 150cm 170cm 16th 250cm 230cm 16th 110cm 200cm
17th - 30cm 17th 150cm 150cm 17th 250cm 240cm 17th 100cm 150cm
18th - 30cm 18th 150cm 150cm 18th 260cm 230cm 18th 100cm 190cm
19th - 20cm 19th 150cm 150cm 19th 260cm 230cm 19th 100cm 190cm
20th - - 20th 140cm 140cm 20th 280cm 200cm 20th 90cm 190cm
21st - 20cm 21st 150cm 150cm 21st 280cm 200cm 21st 90cm 190cm
22nd - 10cm 22nd 140cm 150cm 22nd 280cm 230cm 22nd 90cm 190cm
23rd 50cm 10cm 23rd 140cm 140cm 23rd 280cm 230cm 23rd 90cm 190cm
24th 60cm 10cm 24th 180cm 140cm 24th 260cm 200cm 24th 90cm 180cm
25th 60cm 10cm 25th 180cm 140cm 25th 260cm 200cm 25th 90cm 170cm
26th 50cm 10cm 26th 180cm 170cm 26th 260cm 210cm 26th 90cm 170cm
27th 80cm 10cm 27th 200cm 170cm 27th 200cm 210cm 27th 80cm 200cm
28th 80cm 10cm 28th 200cm 170cm 28th 260cm 190cm 28th 70cm 200cm
29th 80cm 30cm 29th 200cm 170cm 29th - - 29th 60cm 200cm
30th 80cm 20cm 30th 200cm 150cm 30th 30th 50cm 190cm
31st 100cm 20cm 31st 240cm 150cm 31st 31st 40cm 190cm

Previous Statistics

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort. 
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
There are a few family areas at the base of the resort and they are free to enter.

A child-care service called Pee Wee Station is available in Shuttle House. Reservations required - one hour costs 2500 yen, a half day costs 4500 yen and a full day costs 6000 yen. It is open from 10:00am until 12:00pm and from 1:00pm until 3:30pm. 
Park Information
Park information
A few areas are left ungroomed. No information on specific snow park for the 17-18 season. 

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen
3 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,500 yen
3 Hours (weekdays) 2,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 27,000 yen

Getting to Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort

By public transport
43.6km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
6km from Okinashima Station on the Banetsu Sai line
6.6km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is the small Okinashima Station, approximately 5km from the base of the resort. Inawashiro Station is approximately 6km from the resort and a 10 minutes drive.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 44km away.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport

A shuttle bus is available.
By Car
8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
37.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
53.5km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 115 (7.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 7
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is about 8km from Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn left onto Route 115 and then turn right onto Route 49 at the traffic lights. After about 2.7km turn right and head towards Mt Bandai, following the signs to the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
There is parking for 2000 vehicles around the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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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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