Grandeco Snow Resort (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Grandeco Snow Resort
グランデコスノーリゾート (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd November 2018 until Sunday 6th May 2019
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Latest report posted at 11:03am on Thursday 22nd November 2018
Official snow depth 60cm (0cm) [updated on 16th December 2018]

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Grandeco Snow Resort is located in the eastern region of Kita Shiobara village in Fukushima Prefecture. The resort is in an area to the north of Mt Bandai that is known for usually receiving the most amount of snow in the region. With heavy snowfalls the resort often enjoys a long season into early May. Grandeco Snow Resort has been operating since 1992.

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

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Grandeco Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 60cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 280cm 1st - 340cm
2nd - 50cm 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 280cm 2nd - 340cm
3rd - 50cm 3rd - 165cm 3rd - 280cm 3rd - 330cm
4th - 50cm 4th - 190cm 4th - 280cm 4th - 330cm
5th - 50cm 5th - 190cm 5th - 280cm 5th - 310cm
6th - 50cm 6th - 190cm 6th - 280cm 6th - 300cm
7th - 60cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 310cm 7th - 300cm
8th - 50cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 320cm 8th - 300cm
9th - 50cm 9th - 170cm 9th - 320cm 9th - 280cm
10th - 60cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 310cm 10th - 280cm
11th 50cm 50cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 300cm 11th - 280cm
12th 50cm 80cm 12th - 290cm 12th - 320cm 12th - 280cm
13th 50cm 80cm 13th - 290cm 13th - 340cm 13th - 280cm
14th 60cm 90cm 14th - 290cm 14th - 340cm 14th - 270cm
15th 60cm 90cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 340cm 15th - 260cm
16th 60cm 80cm 16th - 250cm 16th - 340cm 16th - 260cm
17th - 100cm 17th - 240cm 17th - 330cm 17th - 260cm
18th - 110cm 18th - 240cm 18th - 340cm 18th - 260cm
19th - 110cm 19th - 240cm 19th - 340cm 19th - 250cm
20th - 110cm 20th - 230cm 20th - 340cm 20th - 250cm
21st - 110cm 21st - 230cm 21st - 340cm 21st - 250cm
22nd - 110cm 22nd - 240cm 22nd - 340cm 22nd - 250cm
23rd - 110cm 23rd - 260cm 23rd - 330cm 23rd - 250cm
24th - 110cm 24th - 280cm 24th - 330cm 24th - 250cm
25th - 110cm 25th - 280cm 25th - 330cm 25th - 240cm
26th - 100cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 330cm 26th - 240cm
27th - 130cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 330cm 27th - 240cm
28th - 140cm 28th - 290cm 28th - 340cm 28th - 240cm
29th - 140cm 29th - 280cm 29th - - 29th - 220cm
30th - 150cm 30th - 280cm 30th 30th - 220cm
31st - 150cm 31st - 280cm 31st 31st - 220cm

Previous Statistics

Grandeco Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Grandeco Snow Resort. 
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
'Kids Park' is available in the base area of the resort. Entry is 1,000 yen for a full day and 600 yen for a half day. Open from 22nd December 2018 until 7th April 2019. 10:00am until 3:30pm on weekdays and from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekends and holidays.

The 'Snow Adventure Park' is open on weekends and holidays and has snow rafting and banana boat (both 500 yen).

A child-care service is available in the Higashi (East) Wing. Reservations are required and the charge is 8,500 yen for a day. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a snowshoe area and also a 'Snow Adventure Park'. 

Grandeco Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November 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
Grandeco Snow Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Grandeco Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day 4,700 yen 3,500 yen 4,100 yen
2 Days 8,500 yen 6,400 yen 7,400 yen
3 Days 12,700 yen 9,500 yen 11,000 yen
4 Hours 4,100 yen 3,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen
11 Lift Coupons 5,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

A number of Family Tickets are available for one adult and one child:

1 day = 8,500 yen (includes 1,000 yen lunch voucher)
2 day = 15,400 yen (includes 1,000 yen lunch voucher)
3 day = 22,000 yen (includes 1,000 yen lunch voucher)

Getting to Grandeco Snow Resort

By public transport
59.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
22.5km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
59.2km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Nishi line and is approximately 23km from the Grandeco Snow Resort.

Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line is just over 59km from the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A few bus services to Grandeco Snow Resort are available.

The shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station is free.

The shuttle bus from Koriyama Station costs 1,300 yen for adults and 650 yen for children and seniors.

Reservations in advance are required for both.
By Car
22.8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
52km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
56.9km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (7.4km away)
Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway is the nearest expressway exit to Grandeco and a 30-35 minute drive in good conditions.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn right onto Route 115 heading north. After 3.5km branch off to the left onto Prefecture 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 7km until reaching a road sign for Grandeco. The road signpost is for Lake Onagawako. Turn right at this point and follow the scenic road by the lake for about 8km up to the Grandeco Snow Resort base car park.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
Car parking is available at the resort base area. Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 yen for the day on weekends and holidays.

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