Ura Bandai (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Ura Bandai
裏磐梯 (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Friday 15th December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 15th December 2016]

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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. Number 1 and 2 lifts allow rides down and a ticket is return ticket to the top using those two lifts is available.

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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Ura Bandai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ura Bandai. 
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 is a sledding course by the Number 1 lift.

A child-care service is available in the Centre House. Reservations are not required and 1 day costs 1500 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
There is 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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ura Bandai is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm every day.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Ura Bandai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,500 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
Top Return 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Top Return ticket above includes 4 lift rides to the top and back.

A season ticket that is valid at the following 6 ski resorts in Fukushima during the 17-18 season is also available:

- Aizu Kogen Nango
- Aizu Kogen Takahata
- Inawashiro
- Minowa
- Numajiri
- Ura Bandai

The normal price is 52,000 yen for adults and seniors and 22000 yen for children. Early purchase discounts are available.

Getting to Ura Bandai

By public transport
Train
Train
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
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
bus
Bus
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
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)
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
There are three car parks at the base of Ura Bandai. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hibara
Kita Shiobara-shi
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-2701
Telephone
Telephone
0241-32-2211
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