Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート (福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 28th April 2017]

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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is located on the southern slopes of Mt Bandai in Inwashiro town, Fukushima Prefecture. This resort overlooks - and offers fine views of - the nearby Lake Inawashiro.

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

1200m
440m
760m
40"
9
3800m
4
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 3 0 0

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
1st - - 1st 20cm 30cm 1st 160cm 110cm 1st 160cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 170cm 110cm 2nd 160cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 30cm 3rd 160cm 110cm 3rd 160cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 30cm 4th 160cm 110cm 4th 150cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 60cm - 5th 170cm 120cm 5th 150cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 60cm - 6th 150cm 120cm 6th 160cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 60cm - 7th 170cm 120cm 7th 160cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 60cm - 8th 180cm 120cm 8th 150cm 60cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 20cm 9th 180cm 120cm 9th 190cm 50cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 20cm 10th 180cm 120cm 10th 230cm 50cm
11th - - 11th 70cm 50cm 11th 200cm 120cm 11th 230cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 40cm 12th 200cm 120cm 12th 230cm 50cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 40cm 13th 270cm 120cm 13th 190cm 50cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 40cm 14th 270cm 110cm 14th 160cm 50cm
15th - - 15th 160cm 40cm 15th 240cm 80cm 15th 180cm 50cm
16th - - 16th 170cm 40cm 16th 230cm 70cm 16th 200cm 50cm
17th 30cm - 17th 150cm 50cm 17th 240cm 70cm 17th 150cm 50cm
18th 30cm - 18th 150cm 50cm 18th 230cm 80cm 18th 190cm 50cm
19th 20cm - 19th 150cm 50cm 19th 230cm 80cm 19th 190cm 40cm
20th - - 20th 140cm 60cm 20th 200cm 80cm 20th 190cm 40cm
21st 20cm 10cm 21st 150cm 60cm 21st 200cm 80cm 21st 190cm 40cm
22nd 10cm - 22nd 150cm 60cm 22nd 230cm 70cm 22nd 190cm -
23rd 10cm - 23rd 140cm 70cm 23rd 230cm 70cm 23rd 190cm -
24th 10cm - 24th 140cm 70cm 24th 200cm 70cm 24th 180cm -
25th 10cm - 25th 140cm 90cm 25th 200cm 70cm 25th 170cm -
26th 10cm - 26th 170cm 90cm 26th 210cm 70cm 26th 170cm -
27th 10cm 20cm 27th 170cm 90cm 27th 210cm 80cm 27th 200cm -
28th 10cm 20cm 28th 170cm 90cm 28th 190cm 70cm 28th 200cm -
29th 30cm 30cm 29th 170cm 100cm 29th - 70cm 29th 200cm -
30th 20cm 30cm 30th 150cm 100cm 30th 30th 190cm -
31st 20cm 30cm 31st 150cm 110cm 31st 31st 190cm -

Previous Statistics

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grand Sunpia Inawashiro 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
There are a few family areas at the base of the resort and they are free to enter.
A child-care service (PeeWee Station) is available in Shuttle House. Reservations required - one hour costs 2500 yen, a half day costs 4500 yen and a full day costs 6000 yen. It is open from 10am until 12 noon and from 1pm until 3:30pm. 
Park Information
Park information
There is an 'Item Zone' park area in the upper area of the resort. 

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is open from 8:30am until 5pm.
There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen
3 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,500 yen
3 Hours (weekdays) 2,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 27,000 yen

Getting to Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
43.6km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
6km from Okinashima Station on the Banetsu Sai line
6.6km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is the small Okinashima Station, approximately 5km from the base of the resort. Inawashiro Station is approximately 6km from the resort and a 10 minutes drive.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 44km away.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport

bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available.
By Car
Car
8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
37.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
53.5km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 115 (7.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 7
Direction
Direction
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is about 8km from Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn left onto Route 115 and then turn right onto Route 49 at the traffic lights. After about 2.7km turn right and head towards Mt Bandai, following the signs to the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 2000 vehicles around the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Inawashiro 7126
Inawashiro-machi
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-3288
Telephone
Telephone
0242-65-2131
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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