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 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019
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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.

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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 100cm 1st 130cm 250cm 1st 60cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 80cm 2nd 130cm 250cm 2nd 60cm 250cm
3rd - - 3rd 110cm 100cm 3rd 130cm 250cm 3rd 60cm 230cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 140cm 4th 140cm 250cm 4th 60cm 230cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 130cm 5th 110cm 250cm 5th 60cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 90cm 140cm 6th 100cm 250cm 6th 50cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 90cm 140cm 7th 100cm 250cm 7th 50cm 190cm
8th - - 8th 90cm 140cm 8th 100cm 220cm 8th 50cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 120cm 9th 90cm 220cm 9th 50cm 180cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 120cm 10th 90cm 230cm 10th 50cm 140cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 150cm 11th 90cm 230cm 11th 40cm 130cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 150cm 12th 90cm 220cm 12th 40cm 120cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 150cm 13th 80cm 220cm 13th 40cm 120cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 150cm 14th 90cm 260cm 14th 50cm 120cm
15th - - 15th 110cm 150cm 15th 100cm 270cm 15th 50cm 110cm
16th - - 16th 100cm 150cm 16th 100cm 250cm 16th 80cm 110cm
17th - - 17th 100cm 150cm 17th 100cm 250cm 17th 80cm 100cm
18th - - 18th 100cm 150cm 18th 110cm 260cm 18th 60cm 100cm
19th - - 19th 100cm 150cm 19th 110cm 260cm 19th 60cm 100cm
20th - - 20th 100cm 140cm 20th 100cm 280cm 20th 50cm 90cm
21st - - 21st 100cm 150cm 21st 80cm 280cm 21st 40cm 90cm
22nd 30cm - 22nd 100cm 140cm 22nd 80cm 280cm 22nd 40cm 90cm
23rd 20cm 50cm 23rd 100cm 140cm 23rd 70cm 280cm 23rd 40cm 90cm
24th 20cm 60cm 24th 100cm 180cm 24th 70cm 260cm 24th 40cm 90cm
25th 20cm 60cm 25th 100cm 180cm 25th 60cm 260cm 25th - 90cm
26th 20cm 50cm 26th 100cm 180cm 26th 60cm 260cm 26th - 90cm
27th 20cm 80cm 27th 100cm 200cm 27th 60cm 200cm 27th - 80cm
28th 30cm 80cm 28th 120cm 200cm 28th 60cm 260cm 28th - 70cm
29th 40cm 80cm 29th 120cm 200cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th 60cm 80cm 30th 120cm 200cm 30th 30th - 50cm
31st 100cm 100cm 31st 120cm 240cm 31st 31st - 40cm

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 sledding area at the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
A few areas are left ungroomed. No information on specific snow park for the 18-19 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 from Inawashiro Station. It runs six times a day.
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 2,000 vehicles around the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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