Ura Bandai (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Ura Bandai
裏磐梯 (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Urabandai is located on the northern slopes of Mt Bandai mountain in the southern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. There is an official snowshoe trekking area further up than the top of the lifts.

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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Ura Bandai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 50cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 165cm
2nd - - 2nd - 50cm 2nd - 160cm 2nd - 165cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 160cm 3rd - 165cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 160cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 190cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 190cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 50cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 195cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 195cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th - 60cm 13th - 195cm 13th - 150cm
14th - - 14th - 60cm 14th - 185cm 14th - 150cm
15th - - 15th - 80cm 15th - 180cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th - 90cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th - 90cm 17th - 180cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th - 100cm 18th - 180cm 18th - 100cm
19th - 40cm 19th - 100cm 19th - 175cm 19th - 100cm
20th - 40cm 20th - 100cm 20th - 175cm 20th - 90cm
21st - 40cm 21st - 100cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 30cm 23rd - 110cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 25cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 170cm 24th - 90cm
25th - 25cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 90cm
26th - 25cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 90cm
27th - 50cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 165cm 27th - 90cm
28th - 50cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 165cm 28th - -
29th - 50cm 29th - 130cm 29th - 165cm 29th - -
30th - 50cm 30th - 150cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 50cm 31st - 150cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Ura Bandai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ura 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
The 'Kids Park' is located by the base near Number 1 and there is also a family area in the base area.

A child-care service is available in the Centre House. Reservations are not required and 1 day costs 1500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Board Park' is located by the Number 3 pair lift and entry is free with valid lift ticket.

There is also a special snowshoeing trekking course area at Ura Bandai. 

Ura Bandai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ura Bandai is open from 8:30am until 4pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Ura Bandai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,800 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
AM / PM (weekends & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
AM / PM (weekdays) 2,000 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 1 day ticket including lunch ticket is 4,500 yen on weekends and holidays and 3,200 yen on weekdays.

A ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,600 yen on weekends and holidays and 3,500 yen on weekdays.

Getting to Ura Bandai

By public transport
57.5km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
20.8km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
57.5km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Nishi line is about 21km from Ura Bandai.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 57.5km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A local bus operates between Inawashiro Station and Urabandai Kogen Hotel which is located just off Route 459. That bus takes around 30 minutes. A free shuttle bus operates from that hotel to the ski resort base and takes about 5 minutes.
By Car
21km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
50.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
55.1km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (1.9km away)
Ura Bandai is located on the northern slopes of Mt Bandai. The resort is about 2km just off Route 459 at the south end of Lake Hibara. In winter the closest Bandai-san Gold Line road connecting this area with Bandai town is closed and so the roads to the east of Mt Bandai need to be used.

Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC is the closest exit on the Banetsu Expressway.

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 11km until reaching a road sign for Ura Bandai. Turn left to head to the resort base.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
There are three car parks at the base of Ura Bandai. Parking is free every day of the season.

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At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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