Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima)

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort
グランドサンピア猪苗代リゾート (福島県 猪苗代町)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 13th December 2018]

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Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is located on the southern slopes of Mt Bandai in Inwashiro town, Fukushima Prefecture. This resort overlooks - and offers fine views of - the nearby Lake Inawashiro.

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.

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The Mountain

1200m
440m
760m
40"
9
3800m
4
20%
60%
20%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 1 0 0 3 0 0

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 100cm 1st - 250cm 1st - 250cm
2nd - - 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 250cm 2nd - 250cm
3rd - - 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 250cm 3rd - 230cm
4th - - 4th - 140cm 4th - 250cm 4th - 230cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 250cm 5th - 220cm
6th - - 6th - 140cm 6th - 250cm 6th - 200cm
7th - - 7th - 140cm 7th - 250cm 7th - 190cm
8th - - 8th - 140cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 180cm
9th - - 9th - 120cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 180cm
10th - - 10th - 120cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 140cm
11th - - 11th - 150cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 130cm
12th - - 12th - 150cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 120cm
13th - - 13th - 150cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 120cm
14th - - 14th - 150cm 14th - 260cm 14th - 120cm
15th - - 15th - 150cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 110cm
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th - 250cm 16th - 110cm
17th - - 17th - 150cm 17th - 250cm 17th - 100cm
18th - - 18th - 150cm 18th - 260cm 18th - 100cm
19th - - 19th - 150cm 19th - 260cm 19th - 100cm
20th - - 20th - 140cm 20th - 280cm 20th - 90cm
21st - - 21st - 150cm 21st - 280cm 21st - 90cm
22nd - - 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 280cm 22nd - 90cm
23rd - 50cm 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 280cm 23rd - 90cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 260cm 24th - 90cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 260cm 25th - 90cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 260cm 26th - 90cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 80cm
28th - 80cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 260cm 28th - 70cm
29th - 80cm 29th - 200cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th - 80cm 30th - 200cm 30th 30th - 50cm
31st - 100cm 31st - 240cm 31st 31st - 40cm

Previous Statistics

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort. 
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 are a sledding area at the base of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
A few areas are left ungroomed. No information on specific snow park for the 18-19 season. 

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is open from 8:30am until 5:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen
3 Hours (weekends & holidays) 2,500 yen
3 Hours (weekdays) 2,000 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 27,000 yen

Getting to Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
43.6km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
6km from Okinashima Station on the Banetsu Sai line
6.6km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
Transport Information
Information
The nearest train station is the small Okinashima Station, approximately 5km from the base of the resort. Inawashiro Station is approximately 6km from the resort and a 10 minutes drive.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is about 44km away.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport

bus
Bus
A shuttle bus is available from Inawashiro Station. It runs six times a day.
By Car
Car
8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
37.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
53.5km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 115 (7.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 7
Direction
Direction
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort is about 8km from Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn left onto Route 115 and then turn right onto Route 49 at the traffic lights. After about 2.7km turn right and head towards Mt Bandai, following the signs to the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 2,000 vehicles around the base. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Inawashiro 7126
Inawashiro-machi
Yama-gun
Fukushima-ken
969-3288
Telephone
Telephone
0242-65-2131
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Sunday 9th December, we still need to update the information for about 50 ski hills around Japan. They are mostly very small ones and the information can be very hard to find. We are working to get them all updated as quickly as possible... hopefully within the next week!
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