Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai (Bandai Town, Fukushima)

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
アルツ磐梯 (福島県 磐梯町)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 25th March 2018
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Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai - often known as the original name 'Alts Bandai' - is located on the south-western slopes of Mt Bandai in Bandai town, Fukushima Prefecture. Alts Bandai is relatively new only opening in 1992. Fine views of the nearby Lake Inawashiro can be enjoyed from the resort. The upper part of the Urabandai Nekoma 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. Apparently 'Alts' comes from 'Aer - Lux - Terra - Sol'.

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 Alts Bandai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 140cm 45cm 1st 210cm 180cm 1st 230cm 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 140cm 45cm 2nd 220cm 170cm 2nd 240cm 215cm
3rd - - 3rd 145cm 35cm 3rd 220cm 175cm 3rd 240cm 220cm
4th - - 4th 170cm 65cm 4th 210cm 200cm 4th 240cm 220cm
5th - - 5th 190cm 70cm 5th 210cm 190cm 5th 230cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 190cm 65cm 6th 210cm 185cm 6th 220cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 190cm 70cm 7th 210cm 180cm 7th 220cm 210cm
8th - - 8th 160cm 70cm 8th 220cm 180cm 8th 210cm 210cm
9th - - 9th 160cm 70cm 9th 210cm 210cm 9th 210cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 160cm 75cm 10th 220cm 210cm 10th 200cm 240cm
11th - - 11th 155cm 70cm 11th 210cm 210cm 11th 200cm 260cm
12th - - 12th 170cm 75cm 12th 210cm 240cm 12th 200cm 250cm
13th - - 13th 170cm 80cm 13th 240cm 260cm 13th 200cm 260cm
14th - - 14th 170cm 105cm 14th 250cm 270cm 14th 190cm 250cm
15th - - 15th 170cm 105cm 15th 250cm 260cm 15th 190cm 240cm
16th - - 16th 160cm 130cm 16th 250cm 250cm 16th 190cm 260cm
17th - - 17th 160cm 130cm 17th 240cm 230cm 17th 170cm 250cm
18th - - 18th 160cm 150cm 18th 240cm 250cm 18th 170cm 250cm
19th - - 19th 160cm 150cm 19th 260cm 235cm 19th 170cm 250cm
20th - - 20th 150cm 150cm 20th 260cm 230cm 20th 170cm 240cm
21st - - 21st 150cm 160cm 21st 250cm 230cm 21st 160cm -
22nd - 10cm 22nd 150cm 160cm 22nd 250cm 250cm 22nd 160cm -
23rd 120cm - 23rd 160cm 160cm 23rd 240cm 250cm 23rd 160cm -
24th 120cm - 24th 180cm 170cm 24th 240cm 250cm 24th 150cm -
25th 120cm - 25th 210cm 185cm 25th 240cm 240cm 25th 150cm -
26th 110cm - 26th 220cm 185cm 26th 240cm 230cm 26th 140cm -
27th 120cm - 27th 220cm 180cm 27th 240cm 230cm 27th 140cm -
28th 120cm - 28th 220cm 180cm 28th 230cm 230cm 28th 140cm -
29th 140cm - 29th 200cm 180cm 29th - - 29th 135cm -
30th 140cm 35cm 30th 200cm 180cm 30th 30th 130cm -
31st 140cm 45cm 31st 200cm 180cm 31st 31st 130cm -

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Alts 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
There are 2 'Kids Parks' at Alts Bandai, both near the base and one with a snow escalator - both free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a number of Snow Park areas at Alts Bandai. 

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Sometimes
Opening information
Opening information
Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on weekends and holidays.

Nighta is from 5:30pm until 9:00pm on Saturdays between 6th January and 3rd March 2018 and also on 7th January and 11th February 2018. The Alts Express quad lift normally operates for nighta.

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 54,000 yen 39,000 yen 39,000 yen 54,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The one day ticket is valid at both Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai and Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma

Lift tickets are available to buy on the official resort website.

Getting to Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai

By public transport
55.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
6.8km from Bandai Machi Station on the Banetsu Sai line
17.1km from Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
The closest train station to Alts Bandai is Bandai Machi Station (7km) on the Banetsu Saisen line. Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the same line is just over 17km from the resort.

Koriyama Station is the closest stop on the Tohoku Shinkansen and is about 55km from Alts Bandai.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A number of shuttle buses go to Alts Bandai. One operates from Aizu Wakamatsu Station on the Banetsu Saisen line and another from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.

The bus from Aizu Wakamatsu Station costs 1000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children and takes about 45 minutes.

The bus from Koyiyama Station is free and takes about 90 minutes.
By Car
10.8km from the Bandai Kawahigashi IC on the Banetsu Expressway
19.2km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
49km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 49 (11.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 64
Alts Bandai is just under 11km from the Bandai Kawahigashi IC exit of the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Bandai Kawahigashi IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 64 for just over 1km to a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Prefecture Road 7 and then continue for 2km until the turn off for the Gold Line road (Prefecture Road 64). Turn left and continue for just over 2km and take the road to the right to head up to Alts Bandai base. Note that the Gold Line toll road is not open in the winter months and so it is not possible to get to the ski resort using that road.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Large parking areas are available close to the base of Alts Bandai. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

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