Grandeco Snow Resort (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコリゾート (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Tuesday 29th November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
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Latest report posted at 8:35am on Sunday 30th April 2017
Official snow depth 170cm (-10cm) [updated on 30th April 2017]

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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.

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

1590m
580m
1010m
33"
8
4000m
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%
0 1 4 0 0 0 0

Grandeco Snow Resort Course Map

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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
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 70cm 110cm 1st 210cm 250cm 1st 280cm 260cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 110cm 2nd 230cm 250cm 2nd 280cm 260cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd 80cm 120cm 3rd 250cm 240cm 3rd 280cm 260cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 120cm 4th 250cm 240cm 4th 280cm 260cm
5th - - 5th 90cm 120cm 5th 250cm 260cm 5th 280cm 260cm
6th - - 6th 100cm 120cm 6th 230cm 270cm 6th 280cm 240cm
7th - - 7th 100cm 120cm 7th 250cm 260cm 7th 280cm 230cm
8th - - 8th 100cm 130cm 8th 270cm 260cm 8th 280cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 140cm 9th 270cm 250cm 9th 290cm 210cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 150cm 10th 280cm 270cm 10th 300cm 210cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 160cm 11th 290cm 290cm 11th 320cm 210cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 150cm 12th 320cm 280cm 12th 310cm 210cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 150cm 13th 320cm 260cm 13th 300cm 210cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 160cm 14th 310cm 240cm 14th 290cm 210cm
15th 65cm 40cm 15th 160cm 160cm 15th 300cm 220cm 15th 300cm 210cm
16th 65cm 40cm 16th 210cm 160cm 16th 300cm 220cm 16th 300cm 210cm
17th 85cm 40cm 17th 210cm 160cm 17th 300cm 250cm 17th 300cm 210cm
18th 85cm 50cm 18th 200cm 160cm 18th 280cm 240cm 18th 310cm 210cm
19th 85cm 50cm 19th 200cm 180cm 19th 290cm 240cm 19th 300cm 200cm
20th 70cm 60cm 20th 200cm 190cm 20th 280cm 240cm 20th 300cm 200cm
21st 65cm 60cm 21st 200cm 220cm 21st 320cm 230cm 21st 300cm 195cm
22nd 50cm 60cm 22nd 200cm 220cm 22nd 320cm 230cm 22nd 310cm 195cm
23rd 50cm 60cm 23rd 200cm 220cm 23rd 320cm 230cm 23rd 310cm 195cm
24th 60cm 60cm 24th 220cm 220cm 24th 300cm 240cm 24th 320cm 195cm
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 230cm 250cm 25th 300cm 240cm 25th 320cm 200cm
26th 50cm 70cm 26th 230cm 240cm 26th 300cm 240cm 26th 310cm 200cm
27th 50cm 90cm 27th 210cm 230cm 27th 290cm 260cm 27th 320cm 200cm
28th 65cm 120cm 28th 200cm 240cm 28th 290cm 250cm 28th 330cm 195cm
29th 65cm 120cm 29th 200cm 240cm 29th - 250cm 29th 330cm 190cm
30th 70cm 120cm 30th 200cm 260cm 30th 30th 330cm 185cm
31st 70cm 120cm 31st 210cm 250cm 31st 31st 320cm 180cm

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
'Deco-land' is available in the base area of the resort. Entry is 600 yen for half a day and 1,000 yen for a full day.

A child-care service is available in the Higashi (East) Wing. Reservations are required and the charge is 7560 yen for a day. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a snowshoe area and also a 'Snow Adventure Park'. 

Grandeco Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grandeco Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8am on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,500 yen 4,100 yen
2 Days 8,300 yen 6,400 yen 7,200 yen
3 Days 11,800 yen 9,000 yen 10,200 yen
4 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
Choi-nori Ticket (from 1:30pm) 3,500 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 520 yen 400 yen 520 yen
7 Lift Coupons 3,300 yen 2,500 yen 3,300 yen
Season Ticket 51,500 yen 30,900 yen 41,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

A number of Family Tickets are available:

1 day ticket:
1 adult and 1 child - 6,700 yen (*1,000 yen)
1 adult and 2 children - 9,400 yen (*1,500 yen)
1 adult and 3 children - 12,100 yen (*2,000 yen)
2 adults and 1 child - 11,200 yen (*2,000 yen)

2 Days ticket:
1 adult and 1 child - 13,200 yen (*1,000 yen)
1 adult and 2 children - 18,400 yen (*1,500 yen)
1 adult and 3 children - 23,600 yen (*2,000 yen)
2 adults and 1 child - 22,200 yen (*2,000 yen)

3 Days ticket:
1 adult and 1 child - 19,500 yen (*1,000 yen)
1 adult and 2 children - 27,000 yen (*1,500 yen)
1 adult and 3 children - 34,500 yen (*2,000 yen)
2 adults and 1 child - 33,000 yen (*2,000 yen)

* The number in brackets is the value of a ticket also included that can be used at the facilities

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 shuttle buses to Grandeco Snow Resort are available.

The shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station costs 820 yen for adults and 410 yen for children and seniors.

The shuttle bus from Koriyama Station costs 1230 yen for adults and 620 yen for children and seniors.
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
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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.
Current resort snow depth
170cm
(-10cm)
(change since last update)
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