Grandeco Snow Resort (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコスノーリゾート
(福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Sunday 1st December 2019 until Sunday 19th April 2020
Closed on weekdays from 6th April 2020
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Grandeco Snow Resort is located in the eastern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is in an area to the north of Mt Bandai that is known for usually receiving the most amount of snow in the region. With heavy snowfalls the resort often enjoys a long season into early May. Grandeco Snow Resort has been operating since 1992. For the 2019-2020 season it appears to plan to be open until 19th April rather than until Golden Week in early May as it has done in recent years.

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

1592m
580m
1012m
33"
8
4500m
5
15%
45%
40%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
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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
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1st - - 1st - 170cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 200cm
2nd - - 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 200cm
4th - - 4th - 170cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th - 170cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th - 170cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 190cm
7th - - 7th - 170cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 190cm
8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 200cm
9th - - 9th - 170cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 200cm
10th - - 10th - 160cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 200cm
11th - 50cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 200cm
12th - 50cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 200cm
13th - 50cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 200cm
14th - 60cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 210cm
15th - 60cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 210cm
16th - 60cm 16th - 170cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 210cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 210cm
18th - 85cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 210cm
19th - 85cm 19th - 170cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 210cm
20th - 90cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 200cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 200cm
22nd - 90cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 200cm
23rd - 90cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 180cm
24th - 100cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 190cm
25th - 100cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 190cm
26th - 100cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 190cm
27th - 100cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 190cm
28th - 120cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 210cm
29th - 140cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 210cm
30th - 160cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - 210cm
31st - 170cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - 210cm

Previous Statistics

Grandeco Snow Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grandeco Snow 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
'Kids Park' is available in the base area of the resort. Entry is 1,000 yen for a full day and 600 yen for a half day. Open from 21st December 2019 until 5th April 2020 on weekends and holidays from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

A child-care service is available. Reservations are required and the charge is 6,500 yen for 2 hours and 10,000 yen for 4 hours. There is also a free to use 'Family Room' in the Ski Center building on the 2nd Floor. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Slope Park' is located by the Lavender B Course. 

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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'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. (There may be variations on some days but no specific information).

There is no nighta at this resort.

Closed on weekdays from 6th April 2020.

Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,800 yen 3,600 yen 4,200 yen
Morning (until 12:30pm) 4,300 yen 3,100 yen 3,700 yen
Afternoon (from 12:30pm) 4,300 yen 3,100 yen 3,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Season (all) 58,000 yen 43,000 yen 51,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

Early season lift tickets are available until Friday 13th December 2019:

Adults - 3,900 yen
Child - 2,900 yen
Senior ('Master') - 3,400 yen

Getting to Grandeco Snow Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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 resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
bus
Bus
A few bus services to Grandeco Snow Resort are available.

The shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station is free and takes about 45 minutes. It leaves the station at 7:45am, 10:30am, 12:35pm and 2:50pm.

The shuttle bus from Koriyama Station takes about 100 minutes. It operates on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and holidays between 20th December 2019 and 30th March 2020 (including New Year). This bus costs 1400 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
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)
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the resort base area. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen for the day on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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Address
Address
Arasunasawayama Hibara
Kitashiobara-mura
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-2701
Telephone
Telephone
0241-32-2530
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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