Grandeco Resort Hotel & Ski

Grandeco Resort Hotel & Ski

Grandeco Resort is located in the scenic Urabandai area. The base area of the slopes sits at an altitude of more than 1,000 m, which enables skiers to enjoy great powder snow from late November through early May. A gondola and 4 high-speed quad lifts with hoods make skiing more convenient. Even beginners can go up to the top on the gondola and enjoy skiing down the long 3,500 m-long course, the upper part of which runs through wild beech woodland.
 

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.grandeco.com/english/
Contact

Grandeco Resort Hotel & Ski

(+81) 241-32-2530

deco@resortservice.co.jp

Best Season
  • Winter
Related infoPrice for One Day:
Adult 4,700 yen
Senior 4,100 yen
Child 3,500 yen

Price for 4 Hours:
Adult 4,100 yen
Senior 3,500 yen
Child 3,000 yen

Price of Rental Equipment:
Ski or snowboard equipment set (One day): Adult 4,700 yen
Primary and junior high school student 3,600 yen

Key Information:
Season: Dec.- Apr. (Depending on the year, the season could be as long as late Nov. to early May)
No. of Ski Slopes: 8
No. of Lifts: 5
Longest Run: 3,500 m
Vertical Drop: 580 m
Night-time Skiing: None
School: 3 ski schools available
Facilities: Deco Park, Cross Country Skiing Course, Hotel

See here for Aizu Ski Japan's page about Grandeco Resort.
Access Details
AccessArasunasawayama Hibara, Kitashiobara Village, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701
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Getting there

By Car: 24 km from Inawashiro-Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway via Route 115 and Route 459

By Train: 50 min via shuttle bus from Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line) Reservation necessary

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