Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma (Kita Shiobara Village, Fukushima)

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma
星野リゾート 裏磐梯猫魔 (福島県 北塩原村)
Planned season: Saturday 2nd December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma - often known as simply Urabandai Nekoma - is located on the north-western slopes of Mt Bandai in Kita Shiobara village, Fukushima Prefecture. In winter the Gold Line toll road connecting this area of Kita Shiobara village with Bandai town is closed and so the roads going round the east side of the mountain need to be used. The upper part of the Alts Bandai 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.

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 Urabandai Nekoma Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 140cm 50cm 1st 250cm 200cm 1st 300cm 280cm
2nd 50cm - 2nd 130cm 50cm 2nd 250cm 200cm 2nd 300cm 280cm
3rd 50cm - 3rd 170cm 50cm 3rd 250cm 200cm 3rd 300cm 280cm
4th 50cm - 4th 170cm 60cm 4th 240cm 220cm 4th 300cm 280cm
5th 50cm - 5th 170cm 70cm 5th 240cm 220cm 5th 300cm 280cm
6th 50cm - 6th 170cm 85cm 6th 250cm 220cm 6th 280cm 260cm
7th 70cm - 7th 170cm 85cm 7th 250cm 220cm 7th 260cm 260cm
8th 70cm - 8th 170cm 85cm 8th 255cm 230cm 8th 260cm 260cm
9th 70cm - 9th 160cm 90cm 9th 255cm 230cm 9th 250cm 270cm
10th 70cm - 10th 185cm 90cm 10th 270cm 230cm 10th 250cm 270cm
11th 70cm - 11th 210cm 90cm 11th 270cm 230cm 11th 250cm 300cm
12th 90cm - 12th 210cm 105cm 12th 280cm 280cm 12th 230cm 300cm
13th 100cm - 13th 210cm 130cm 13th 280cm 280cm 13th 230cm 290cm
14th 100cm - 14th 210cm 130cm 14th 280cm 280cm 14th 230cm 290cm
15th 115cm - 15th 210cm 140cm 15th 310cm 280cm 15th 220cm 290cm
16th 115cm 30cm 16th 220cm 160cm 16th 310cm 280cm 16th 220cm 290cm
17th 115cm 30cm 17th 210cm 170cm 17th 300cm 280cm 17th 215cm 290cm
18th 115cm 65cm 18th 210cm 170cm 18th 300cm 280cm 18th 215cm 290cm
19th 120cm 50cm 19th 210cm 170cm 19th 310cm 280cm 19th 210cm 290cm
20th 130cm 40cm 20th 210cm 180cm 20th 310cm 280cm 20th 210cm 290cm
21st 130cm 40cm 21st 195cm 190cm 21st 310cm 280cm 21st 210cm 290cm
22nd 130cm 40cm 22nd 200cm 190cm 22nd 310cm 280cm 22nd 210cm 290cm
23rd 130cm 40cm 23rd 215cm 190cm 23rd 310cm 280cm 23rd 210cm 295cm
24th 130cm 40cm 24th 215cm 190cm 24th 310cm 270cm 24th 210cm 295cm
25th 130cm 40cm 25th 220cm 200cm 25th 300cm 270cm 25th 210cm 295cm
26th 115cm 40cm 26th 245cm 200cm 26th 300cm 280cm 26th 210cm 290cm
27th 135cm 30cm 27th 250cm 200cm 27th 300cm 270cm 27th 210cm 290cm
28th 140cm 50cm 28th 250cm 200cm 28th 300cm 280cm 28th 210cm 300cm
29th 135cm 50cm 29th 230cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 200cm 300cm
30th 140cm 50cm 30th 240cm 200cm 30th 30th 200cm 300cm
31st 140cm 50cm 31st 250cm 200cm 31st 31st 180cm 300cm

Previous Statistics

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma. 
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
A child care service is available at base. 
Park Information
Park information
There are some park areas on the slopes of Urabandai Nekoma. 

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:15am 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
Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekdays and from 8:15am on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Open for early ski from 6th April until 6th May - from 7:30am on weekdays and from 5:55am on weekends and holidays (closing at 3:00pm).

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma Lift Ticket Charges

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

Getting to Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma

By public transport
58.3km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
22.5km from Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Sai line
58.3km from Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Honsen Line
Transport Information
Inawashiro Station on the Banetsu Nishi line is 22.5km from Urabandai Nekoma.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by public transport
A shuttle bus operates from Koriyama Station to Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma.

The journey takes about 2 hours.
By Car
22.8km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC on the Banetsu Expressway
50.3km from the Koriyama IC on the Tohoku Expressway
57km from the Fukushima Nishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 459 (2.4km away)
Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma is just under 23km from the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit of the Banetsu Expressway.

From the Inawashiro Bandai Kogen IC exit, turn right onto Route 115 heading north. After 3.5km branch off to the left onto Pref 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 12.5km - with Lake Hibara on the right side - until reaching a road sign for Urabandai Nekoma (written on the sign as just Nekoma). Turn left onto this road to head to the resort base.

>> More information on getting to the Bandai & Aizu regions by car
There are a few car parks close to the base of the resort. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends and holidays.

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(Late May 2018)
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