Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma
星野リゾート 裏磐梯猫魔 (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until early May 2017
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Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma - often known as simply Urabandai Nekoma - is located on the north-western slopes of Mt Bandai in Kita Shiobara village, Fukushima Prefecture. In winter the Gold Line toll road connecting this area of Kita Shiobara village with Bandai town is closed and so the roads going round the east side of the mountain need to be used. The upper part of the Alts Bandai 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.

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 Urabandai Nekoma Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 50cm 90cm 1st 200cm 210cm 1st 280cm 190cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 100cm 2nd 200cm 200cm 2nd 280cm 190cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 90cm 3rd 200cm 200cm 3rd 280cm 190cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 90cm 4th 220cm 200cm 4th 280cm 200cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 80cm 5th 220cm 210cm 5th 280cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 85cm 80cm 6th 220cm 220cm 6th 260cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 85cm 80cm 7th 220cm 220cm 7th 260cm 190cm
8th - - 8th 85cm 80cm 8th 230cm 220cm 8th 260cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 90cm 9th 230cm 210cm 9th 270cm 170cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 100cm 10th 230cm 210cm 10th 270cm 170cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 110cm 11th 230cm 210cm 11th 300cm 170cm
12th - - 12th 105cm 110cm 12th 280cm 210cm 12th 300cm 160cm
13th - - 13th 130cm 110cm 13th 280cm 210cm 13th 290cm 150cm
14th - - 14th 130cm 110cm 14th 280cm 200cm 14th 290cm 150cm
15th - 50cm 15th 140cm 110cm 15th 280cm 200cm 15th 290cm 150cm
16th 30cm 50cm 16th 160cm 110cm 16th 280cm 170cm 16th 290cm 170cm
17th 30cm 50cm 17th 170cm 120cm 17th 280cm 160cm 17th 290cm 170cm
18th 65cm 50cm 18th 170cm 120cm 18th 280cm 170cm 18th 290cm 160cm
19th 50cm 50cm 19th 170cm 120cm 19th 280cm 180cm 19th 290cm 160cm
20th 40cm 50cm 20th 180cm 150cm 20th 280cm 180cm 20th 290cm 160cm
21st 40cm 50cm 21st 190cm 160cm 21st 280cm 170cm 21st 290cm 160cm
22nd 40cm 50cm 22nd 190cm 160cm 22nd 280cm 170cm 22nd 290cm 160cm
23rd 40cm 50cm 23rd 190cm 160cm 23rd 280cm 170cm 23rd 295cm 160cm
24th 40cm 50cm 24th 190cm 160cm 24th 270cm 170cm 24th 295cm 160cm
25th 40cm 40cm 25th 200cm 160cm 25th 270cm 170cm 25th 295cm 160cm
26th 40cm 40cm 26th 200cm 190cm 26th 280cm 170cm 26th 290cm 160cm
27th 30cm 60cm 27th 200cm 180cm 27th 270cm 180cm 27th 290cm 160cm
28th 50cm 60cm 28th 200cm 180cm 28th 280cm 180cm 28th 300cm 160cm
29th 50cm 90cm 29th 200cm 200cm 29th - 190cm 29th 300cm 140cm
30th 50cm 90cm 30th 200cm 200cm 30th 30th 300cm 140cm
31st 50cm 90cm 31st 200cm 210cm 31st 31st 300cm 140cm

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma. 
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 'Nyanda Mountain' area is by the base of the resort.

'Nyanda House' is available on the 2nd Floor of the Centre House as a rest and play area for children. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Nekoma Park' is located by the lower part of Number 1 pair lift. 

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am 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
Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma is open from 8:30am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
4 Hours 3,600 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
1 Point 500 yen
11 Points 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 34,000 yen 29,000 yen 29,000 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 Urabandai Nekoma and Alts Bandai is available. That ticket costs 5,000 yen for adults and 4,000 yen for children and seniors.

Getting to Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma

By public transport
58.3km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
22.5km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
58.3km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Nishi line is 22.5km from Urabandai Nekoma.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A shuttle bus operates from Koriyama Station to Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma.

The journey takes about 2 hours.
By Car
22.8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
50.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
57km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (2.4km away)
Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma is just under 23km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit of 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 Pref 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 12.5km - with Lake Hibara on the right side - until reaching a road sign for Urabandai Nekoma (written on the sign as just Nekoma). Turn left onto this road to head to the resort base.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
There are a few car parks close to the base of the resort. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

More Information

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

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be 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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