Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai (Bandai Town, Fukushima)

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯 (福島県 磐梯町)
Planned season: Wednesday 21st December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai - often known as the original name 'Alts Bandai' - is located on the south-western slopes of Mt Bandai in Bandai town, Fukushima Prefecture. Alts Bandai is relatively new only opening in 1992. Fine views of the nearby Lake Inawashiro can be enjoyed from the resort. The upper part of the Urabandai Nekoma resort is actually rather close to the upper part of Alts Bandai on the other side of the mountain, but they are not lift or course connected. However they are owned by the same company and a joint lift ticket and shuttle bus service between the two is available. Apparently 'Alts' comes from 'Aer - Lux - Terra - Sol'.

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.

The Mountain

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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 45cm 50cm 1st 180cm 160cm 1st 220cm 125cm
2nd - - 2nd 45cm 40cm 2nd 170cm 150cm 2nd 215cm 150cm
3rd - - 3rd 35cm 20cm 3rd 175cm 150cm 3rd 220cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 65cm 20cm 4th 200cm 150cm 4th 220cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 15cm 5th 190cm 140cm 5th 220cm 155cm
6th - - 6th 65cm 15cm 6th 185cm 170cm 6th 220cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 10cm 7th 180cm 160cm 7th 210cm 135cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 10cm 8th 180cm 160cm 8th 210cm 120cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 15cm 9th 210cm 160cm 9th 220cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 75cm 20cm 10th 210cm 160cm 10th 240cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 40cm 11th 210cm 150cm 11th 260cm 115cm
12th - - 12th 75cm 80cm 12th 240cm 150cm 12th 250cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 80cm 13th 260cm 150cm 13th 260cm 110cm
14th - - 14th 105cm 80cm 14th 270cm 150cm 14th 250cm 110cm
15th - - 15th 105cm 90cm 15th 260cm 120cm 15th 240cm 110cm
16th - - 16th 130cm 90cm 16th 250cm 120cm 16th 260cm 120cm
17th - - 17th 130cm 80cm 17th 230cm 120cm 17th 250cm 115cm
18th - - 18th 150cm 90cm 18th 250cm 130cm 18th 250cm 110cm
19th - - 19th 150cm 90cm 19th 235cm 130cm 19th 250cm 110cm
20th - - 20th 150cm 90cm 20th 230cm 120cm 20th 240cm 100cm
21st - 10cm 21st 160cm 100cm 21st 230cm 120cm 21st - 95cm
22nd 10cm 10cm 22nd 160cm 100cm 22nd 250cm 120cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 10cm 23rd 160cm 100cm 23rd 250cm 120cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 10cm 24th 170cm 100cm 24th 250cm 120cm 24th - 90cm
25th - 10cm 25th 185cm 110cm 25th 240cm 120cm 25th - 90cm
26th - 10cm 26th 185cm 110cm 26th 230cm 125cm 26th - 90cm
27th - 40cm 27th 180cm 150cm 27th 230cm 130cm 27th - 90cm
28th - 40cm 28th 180cm 140cm 28th 230cm 150cm 28th - -
29th - 40cm 29th 180cm 150cm 29th - 125cm 29th - -
30th 35cm 40cm 30th 180cm 160cm 30th 30th - -
31st 45cm 60cm 31st 180cm 170cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Alts Bandai. 
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 2 'Kids Parks' at Alts Bandai, both near the base and one with a snow escalator - both free to enter.

A child-care service is available at 1500 yen for 1 hour - reservations in advance are not required. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of Snow Park areas at Alts Bandai. 

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on weekends and holidays.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm mainly on Fridays and Saturdays in the peak season.

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Gondola one-way 1,000 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Gondola return 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Nighta 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Point 500 yen
11 Lift Points 4,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A ticket that is valid at both Alts Bandai and Urabandai Nekoma is available. That ticket costs 5,000 yen for adults and 4,000 yen for children and seniors.

Getting to Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai

By public transport
55.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
6.8km from Bandai Machi Station on the Banetsu Sai line
17.1km from Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
The closest train station to Alts Bandai is Bandai Machi Station (7km) on the Banetsu Saisen line. Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the same line is just over 17km from the resort.

Koriyama Station is the closest stop on the Tohoku Shinkansen and is about 55km from Alts Bandai.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A number of shuttle buses go to Alts Bandai. One operates from Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the Banetsu Saisen line and another from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

The bus from Aizu Wakamatsu Station costs 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children and takes about 45 minutes.

The bus from Koyiyama Station is free and takes about 90 minutes.
By Car
10.8km from the Bandai Kawahigashi IC on the Banetsu Expressway
19.2km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
49km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 49 (11.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 64
Alts Bandai is just under 11km from the Bandai Kawahigashi IC exit of the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Bandai Kawahigashi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 64 for just over 1km to a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Prefecture Road 7 and then continue for 2km until the turn off for the Gold Line road (Prefecture Road 64). Turn left and continue for just over 2km and take the road to the right to head up to Alts Bandai base. Note that the Gold Line toll road is not open in the winter months and so it is not possible to get to the ski resort using that road.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Large parking areas are available close to the base of Alts Bandai. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

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