Grandeco Snow Resort resort review (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by evo on 21st December 2005
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Grandeco had really great snow the two days I was there. It was not crowded, in fact, I think the longest I ever waited for a lift, was about 30 seconds: even on Sunday.

It's a great drive up the mountian, but I wouldn't want to do it without studless tires: having 4WD also helped. Mind you, I'm known to do just a little over the speed limit.

I guess Gran Deco is best suited to beginers or familys. There's not little there to present much of a challenge. I think there are two runs which are described as "black" but each of these only have a very small section that could posibly be considered as such. The run straight down from the top of number

1 quad is probably the better example of these.

Beware, there are many almost flat sections: be prepared to keep your speed or risk walking.

Anyway I had fun, but to quote another post on this forum: "I wont be going back there."
Date visited: From 18 December, 2005 To 19 December, 2005
Snow condition on visit: Excellent
Things I liked: Great snow
Things I didn't like: Too many flat sections

Grandeco Snow Resort

Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
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Average Rankings

General score: 75
Snow conditions: 88
Courses/Terrain: 71
Lift system: 85
Apres ski: 45

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1590m
Min. elevation: 1010m
Vertical: 580m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 5

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