For a small resort, Grandeco has surprisingly long runs. The way that they are layed out, makes them stretch out to as much as 4 kilometers. There is a good mix of snowboarders and skiiers. I went there a couple of times last winter, and it was enough to make me buy a season ticket this year. \r\nThe courses are long, and tend to be beginner or intermediate. As last year was my first year, I wasn't able to try
Review submitted by 'Richard Griffith' before 2006
My wife and I snowboarded yesterday (01-05-2002) for the first time this season. Sometimes it was blizzard white out conditions, but had waist deep powder outside of the groomed runs and most of the groomed areas were knee deep by mid day. It was primo conditions for Japan standards, especially this early in the season. However, they were slow in getting all of the lifts up and running.
None the less, it was a good day for a surfer who's been
A really nice resort in deepest Fukushima - runs up to about 3.5km, but they are steeper than quite a lot of local competition. It makes it a more challenging resort than others in the area ie Deco, and for that reason alone I like it lots.
You can get a lunch plus drink plus dscount on rental deal at 7-11, all for 4500 yen, but don't forget the 1000 yen deposit for the magnetic ski pass thingy - we
Overall the facilities were very modern and in good condition. There is a good variety of runs and plenty of powder at all levels of the mountain. Good off-piste areas for tree/deep powder runs at the top of the mountain. A good number of trees intersperesed in the other runs. Several small jumps are set up on some of the courses. There are a some flat areas which can be a pain for boarders; it's possible to glide through these
I loved this place. This year I have finally advanced past the beginning/intermediate slopes, and am wanting to challenge myself. Nekoma was perfect for this.
I went there once as an absolute beginner, and although it was fun, it's great for intermediate/advanced snowboarders. The selection of runs is fairly good, and although the runs aren't quite as long as I like, they were challenging and quite a bit of fun. I highly recommend it.
Apparantly, it's the preferred resort of people from
Review submitted by 'Philip & Atsuko Barnard' before 2006
If its the country you like, Grandeco will certainly tickle that little snowboard fancy we all have burning inside of us.
Situated in the town of Inawashiro it offers spectacular views from the mountain top to the other ranges and the local lake. Rest facilities and restuarants are a plenty though dont expect every dish to be top class.
If its a ski or board school you want there are various teachers and though I haven't seen it yet I am led