Grandeco Snow Resort (Kitashiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
(福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Wednesday 1st December 2021 until Sunday 10th April 2022
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Independent and exclusive snow and weather reporting from Aizu Bandai
Latest report posted at 11:22am on Thursday 26th November 2020
Official snow depth 330cm (0cm) [updated on 29th January 2022]

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Grandeco Snow Resort is located in the eastern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. The ski area is in an area to the north of Mt Bandai that usually receives the most snow in the region. With heavy snowfalls, the ski area has in the past been open until early May. Grandeco Snow Resort has been operating since 1992.

For the 2021-2022 season, the Number 4 quad lift is being rested.

The Mountain

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Grandeco Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 90cm - 1st 230cm 170cm 1st - 230cm 1st - 205cm
2nd 110cm - 2nd 260cm 170cm 2nd - 225cm 2nd - 195cm
3rd 110cm - 3rd 260cm 190cm 3rd - 240cm 3rd - 205cm
4th 110cm 0cm 4th 285cm 195cm 4th - 255cm 4th - 205cm
5th 115cm 0cm 5th 300cm 200cm 5th - 265cm 5th - 200cm
6th 115cm 30cm 6th 300cm 210cm 6th - 265cm 6th - 200cm
7th 90cm 30cm 7th 305cm 210cm 7th - 255cm 7th - 195cm
8th 80cm 30cm 8th 305cm 230cm 8th - 260cm 8th - 195cm
9th 80cm 30cm 9th 290cm 230cm 9th - 280cm 9th - 190cm
10th 80cm 30cm 10th 295cm 230cm 10th - 280cm 10th - 185cm
11th 75cm 30cm 11th 270cm 230cm 11th - 290cm 11th - 185cm
12th 75cm 30cm 12th 280cm 230cm 12th - 285cm 12th - 185cm
13th 75cm 35cm 13th 290cm 230cm 13th - 275cm 13th - 190cm
14th 75cm 50cm 14th 300cm 230cm 14th - 255cm 14th - 185cm
15th 75cm 50cm 15th 300cm 230cm 15th - 250cm 15th - 190cm
16th 80cm 70cm 16th 300cm 230cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 185cm
17th 80cm 90cm 17th 300cm 230cm 17th - 230cm 17th - 185cm
18th 90cm 90cm 18th 310cm 230cm 18th - 245cm 18th - 180cm
19th 100cm 100cm 19th 310cm 250cm 19th - 245cm 19th - 180cm
20th 145cm 150cm 20th 310cm 250cm 20th - 235cm 20th - 175cm
21st 145cm 150cm 21st 320cm 240cm 21st - 235cm 21st - 175cm
22nd 145cm 150cm 22nd 320cm 240cm 22nd - 215cm 22nd - 170cm
23rd 145cm 160cm 23rd 330cm 240cm 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 170cm
24th 150cm 160cm 24th 330cm 225cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 170cm
25th 150cm 160cm 25th 330cm 215cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 170cm
26th 160cm 160cm 26th 330cm 210cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 165cm
27th 175cm 160cm 27th 330cm 205cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 165cm
28th 210cm 160cm 28th 330cm 195cm 28th - 205cm 28th - 160cm
29th 210cm 160cm 29th 330cm 200cm 29th - - 29th - 155cm
30th 200cm 160cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - 150cm
31st 220cm 160cm 31st - 230cm 31st 31st - 140cm

Grandeco Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grandeco Snow Resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Kids Park is available at the base of the ski area. Entry is 1,200 yen for a full day or 800 yen for a half day. Open from 25th December 2021 until 3rd April 2022 on weekends and holidays from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

There is a free to use Family Room in the Ski Centre building on the 2nd Floor. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few park areas across the mountain including the Grand Trick Zone and Wave Zone

Grandeco Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grandeco Snow Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm - note there are some variations depending on the day.

There is no night skiing at this area.
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

Lift ticket prices for the 2021-2022 are.... really complicated.

There are 9 charge variations - named A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I. Each day on the calendar has been assigned one of those charges and it's almost looks random... though surely isn't.

Go prepared!

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
Transport Information
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 ski area.
A few bus services to Grandeco Snow Resort are available.

The shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station is free and takes about 60 minutes. The first one usually leaves the station at 8:30am.

The shuttle bus from Koriyama Station takes about 100 minutes. It operates mostly on Saturdays and Sundays along with other holidays. This bus costs 1,400 yen for adults and 700 yen for children and seniors. It leaves the station at 9:50am.

Reservations in advance are required for both by 5:00pm on the previous day.
By Car
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.
Car parking is available at the ski area base. Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 yen for the day on weekends and holidays.

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General 75
Snow conditions 88
Courses & terrain 71
Lift system 85
Apres ski 45
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