Inawashiro Resort (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Inawashiro Resort
猪苗代リゾート
(福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2019 until late March 2020
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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. A few course areas are left ungroomed.

Until recent years this resort was known simply as Inawashiro Resort. A few years back it added Grand Sunpia to the name and was known as 'Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort', but it appears to have once again changed back to just 'Inawashiro Resort'. Not to be confused by the nearby - and unrelated - ski resort that is simply known as '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

1200m
440m
760m
40"
9
3800m
4
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 3 0 0

Inawashiro Resort Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Inawashiro Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Inawashiro 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
There are a sledding area and special beginners 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 2019-2020 season. 

Inawashiro Resort Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

The Number 3 pair lift operates on weekends and holidays (as well as over the New Year period).

Inawashiro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 1,700 yen 2,300 yen
3 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,600 yen
3 Hours (weekdays) 2,100 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 27,000 yen

Getting to Inawashiro Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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

bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Inawashiro Station. It runs six times a day.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 2000 vehicles around the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Inawashiro 7126
Inawashiro-machi
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-3288
Telephone
Telephone
0242-65-2131
2019-2020 UPDATES
11th November 2019:

We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.

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