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

Grandeco Snow Resort
Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima
Submitted by andrewl on 16th March 2009
Grandeco Snow Resort review by SmittyGuy03
Was not impressed from the very beginning.

Parking was 1,000Y. Only 2 lifts at the base, a quad chair lift that stays at the lower runs and a gondola lift that goes to the upper runs. Lower runs are "ok" but very short. The time spent riding the chair doubles the time it takes to get down. Wait for the gondola to the upper runs was never shorter than 30 minutes.

Upper runs were "ok" and more lifts opened more options, but not many. Conditions were terrible, very icy. By 1 o'clock the lines for both lifts were so long it was not worth the wait.

Definitely not a good place to go if you are in the Bandai area. Many other nearby resorts would be better suited and are actually cheaper.

Will not be going back.
Date visited: From 14 March, 2009
Snow condition on visit: Firm, Icy
Things I liked: Good food, reasonable price
Things I didn't like: Charge for parking, long lines, few lifts, short runs

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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