Resort Spotlight: Grandeco Snow Resort (Kita Shiobara, Fukushima)


www.grandeco.com

Grandeco Snow Resort
Kita Shiobara, Fukushima Prefecture

Sunday 1st December 2019 until Sunday 19th April 2020
Lifts open daily from 8:30am until 4:00pm

Grandeco Resort is located in the northern Tohoku region of Japan, approximately 260 km north of Tokyo. It is located within the Bandai Asahi National Park and is an all-season resort area.

Grandeco Snow Resort is a ski and snowboard resort with one gondola lift and four quad lifts - all equipped with hoods - which take you up from 1,010 meters (3,314ft) to 1,590 meters (5,216ft) elevation. Snow conditions are often excellent. The resort features a 3,500 meter (2.2 miles) trail for beginners and kids to build their skills while enjoying themselves, as well as mogul and slalom runs that advanced skiers and snowboarders will love. Grandeco Snow Resort is the only ski resort in Japan that is equipped only with hooded high speed quads, which will comfortably take you up to the slopes while you are enjoying conversation and great views.

What's more, you get fantastic views of the nearby magnificent Mount Bandai!

Elevation
Base elevation: 1,010 meters (3,314ft)
Summit elevation: 1,590 meters (5,216ft)
Vertical rise: 580 meters (1,903ft)
Number of courses
13 courses
Longest run
4,500 meters (2.8 miles)
Lifts
Gondolas: 1
Quad chairs with hoods: 4
Gradient
Maximum: 33 degree
Terrain
Beginner 40%,
Intermediate 45%,
Advanced 15%

    Max
Gradient
Average
Gradient
Length
1 Melissa 28 18 1,400m
2 Mint A 25 18 450m
3 Mint B 24 18 200m
4 Mint C 22 10 1,300m
5 Lavender A 26 22 700m
6 Lavender B 10 7 900m
7 Lavender C 28 26 450m
8 Basil 16 16 400m
9 Center 23 15 1,800m
10 Rainbow 12 10 3500m
11 Center 33 33 31 200m
12 Connecting     300m
13 Hotel connecting     550m

Kids Park

The Kids Park features a moving belt and 4 areas - ski and snowboard practice, strider area, sledding area and playing in the snow area.

Open on weekends and holidays between 21st December 2019 and 5th April 2020
(Also 21st December 2019 until 7th January 2020, 10th February 2020, 20th March until 5th April 2020)
8:30am until 4:00pm

1 day: 1,000 yen
Half day: 600 yen

300 yen for people with a valid ski lift ticket.

Nursery

Parents can enjoy the slopes knowing their children are in safe hands in the nursery.
For up to 7 children; reservations required by 4pm at least two days in advance.

2 hours: 6,500 yen
4 hours: 10,000 yen

Family Room

A free to use indoors room for young children to play in, accompanied by parents.
The Family Room is locacated on the 2nd Floor of the Ski Center.

 

Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Tickets

Ticket type
 
Adults Master Child
1 Day Ticket
 
4,800 yen 4,200 yen 3,600 yen
Morning Ticket
Until 12:30pm
4,300 yen 3,700 yen 3,100 yen
Afternoon Ticket
From 12:00pm
4,300 yen 3,700 yen 3,100 yen
1 Lift Ride
 
  500 yen  
11 Lift Rides
 
  5,000 yen  
Season Ticket
 
58,000 yen 51,000 yen 43,000 yen
Early 1 Day Ticket
Until 13th December
3,900 yen 3,400 yen 2,900 yen

 

Ski & Snowboard rental

Add 1,000 yen to a ski or snowboard set charge to be able to exchange during the day

    Adults (12-) Child (6-) Kids (4-)
1 day Set 5,000 yen 3,900 yen 2,200 yen
Skis or snowboard 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 1,500 yen
Boots 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 1,300 yen
Poles 600 yen    
2 days Set 8,800 yen 6,900 yen 3,800 yen
Skis or snowboard 5,400 yen 4,000 yen 2,800 yen
Boots 4,900 yen 3,600 yen 2,400 yen
Poles 1,000 yen    
Additional day Set 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 1,900 yen
Skis or snowboard 2,500 yen 1,900 yen 1,500 yen
Boots 2,300 yen 1,700 yen 1,300 yen
Poles 500 yen    
Half day Set 4,200 yen 3,300 yen 2,000 yen
Skis or snowboard 2,700 yen 2,000 yen 1,300 yen
Boots 2,400 yen 1,800 yen 1,300 yen
 

High Grade rental

Add 1,500 yen to a ski or snowboard set charge to be able to exchange during the day

    Adults (12-) Child (6-) Kids (4-)
1 day Set 5,700 yen  
Skis or snowboard 3,900 yen
Boots 3,700 yen
2 days Set 10,700 yen
Skis or snowboard 6,700 yen
Boots 6,300 yen
Additional day Set 5,200 yen
Skis or snowboard 3,000 yen
Boots 2,800 yen
Half day Set 5,000 yen
Skis or snowboard 3,400 yen
Boots 3,300 yen

Wear (jacket & pants)

  Adults (12-) Child (6-) Kids (4-)
1 day 4,200 yen 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
2 days 7,800 yen 5,500 yen 3,600 yen
Additional day 3,800 yen 2,700 yen 2,000 yen
Half day 3,200 yen 2,400 yen 2,000 yen

Other

  Helmet Sled
1 day 1,100 yen 600 yen
2 days 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
Additional day 1,000 yen 500 yen

Sizes

Skis 77cm - 170cm
Snowboards 88cm - 167cm
Ski boots 15cm - 35cm
Snowboard boots 16cm - 34cm
Wear 90cm (height) - 3L

 

Location & Getting to Grandeco

 

 

 

Shuttle Bus between Inawashiro Station and Grandeco
Free, reservations required
Book Here
Reservations are requested by at least the previous day

1st December 2019 until 5th April 2020.
Operated by Grandeco bus.
Inawashiro Staion: Only one ticket gate and entrance/exit provided.

Inawashiro Station  >>  Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel

  Inawashiro Station Grandeco Ski Center Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel
Bus No.1 7:45 8:30 8:35
Bus No.3 10:30  11:15 11:20
Bus No.5 12:35 13:20 13:25
Bus No.7 14:50 15:35 15:40

Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel  >>  Inawashiro Station

  Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel Grandeco Ski Center Inawashiro Station
Bus No.2 9:20 - 10:05
Bus No.4 11:30 11:35 12:20
Bus No.6 13:40 13:45 14:30
Bus No.8 16:15 16:20 17:05



Shuttle Bus between Koriyama Station and Grandeco
Charged, reservations required
Reservations telephone: (+81) 24-597-7950 (Fukushima Bus Monogatari)

20th December 2019 until 31st March 2020.
Operated by Fukushima Kotsu bus in winter.
The buses run from Friday to Monday, on national holidays and during the year-end and New Year holidays during the period.

Koriyama Station  >>  Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel

Koriyama Station Grandeco Ski Center Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel
9:50 11:30 11:35

Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel  >>  Koriyama Station

Urabandai Grandeco Tokyu Hotel Grandeco Ski Center Koriyama Station
16:000 16:05 17:45