Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort

Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort

Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the Tohoku Region, with 29 courses scattered along the ridges of Mt. Bandai and Mt. Nekoma. A wide variety of terrain, including gentle and steep slopes, mogul courses and courses for long cruising, offer enjoyment for skiers at all levels from beginners to advanced. Snowboarding is allowed on all slopes. Early morning and nighttime skiing are possible and ski and snowboard lessons and equipment rental are available.
 

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://www.alts.co.jp/en/
Contact

Alts Bandai Snow Park & Resort

(+81) 242-74-5000

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Weekday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Weekend & Public Holidays: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Hours are extended until 9:00 PM during evening skiing season.

Entrance FeeOne-day Ticket 4,700 yen (3,700 yen)
4-Hour Ticket 4,200 yen (3,100 yen)
Night Ticket 2,000 yen (1,500 yen)
Prices for primary students and seniors are listed in brackets. Preschool children can ski free of charge
Related infoGeneral Information:
Season: Dec.- Apr.
No. of Courses: 29
No. of Lifts: 8
Evening Skiing: Available on Fri. & Sat.
Lessons: Available
Longest run: 2850 m
Vertical drop: 580 m
Height at the Summit: 1280 m

Rental Equipment Cost (per day)
Skiing / Snowboarding Clothing: Adult 4300 yen
Skiing / Snowboarding Equipment: Adult 4600 yen

Difficulty Levels of Slopes
35% Beginner; 40% Intermediate; 25% Advanced

Facilities:
Restaurants, hot springs, accommodation

See here for Aizu Ski Japan's page about Hoshino Resorts Alt Bandai.
Access Details
AccessShimizudaira-6838-68, Sarashina, Bandai Town, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-3302
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Getting there

By Car: 50 min from Bandai-Kawashigashi I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway

By Train: 15 min taxi ride from Bandaimachi Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line)

Nearby

The World Glassware Hall
Outdoor Activities

Snowshoe Trekking

Blue sky, endlessly-fresh dancing powder snow. Come and enjoy this fascinating winter wonderland! The field covered with a marsh and bushes in summer, changes to a white snow field ideal for snowshoe trekking in winter. No skills or previous experience is necessary. You can enjoy the snow-covered world from the very day you start. Snowshoe trekking can even be enjoyed by those who are not athletic. You can walk on lakes or ponds. You can find the tracks of rabbits and squirrels in the forest. Let's enjoy a great variety of nature which can only be seen in winter in Urabandai.

The World Glassware Hall
Cultural Experiences

Ride the Oza-Toro-Tembo Train

The Oza-Toro-Tembo Train is a limited-service sightseeing train which is operated during selected days of the peak tourist seasons. The train has three carriages - the oza carriage (which has a tatami-floor), the torokko (tram) carriage, and the tembo (observation deck) carriage. Stretch out and relax in the tatami carriage with its sunken kotatsu (heated table) in autumn, take in Aizu's nature and air from the tram carriage, and revel in the fantastic scenery that await you through the expansive windows of the observation deck carriage. The train runs along the Aizu Railway tracks, meaning you can hop off at various points to visit places such as Ouchi-juku (a 15 minute taxi ride from Yunokami Onsen Station), and To-no-Hetsuri Crags, among others. For information about when this train runs this year, please check out this link (Japanese).

The World Glassware Hall
Arts & Crafts

The World Glassware Hall

The World Glassware Hall is located at the foot of Mt. Bandai, by the side of Lake Inawashiro. About 25,000 handmade glassware items, imported directly from countries all over the world, are exhibited and sold at the World Glassware Hall the museum. You can even try your hand at glass etching, or glass blowing. Next to the Glassware Hall is a local beer brewery and a sweets shop. Local Inawashiro beer has received the gold prize in an international beer competition, and can be purchased on site. In the sweets shop, you can try a line up of famous local delicacies.

The World Glassware Hall
Outdoor Activities

Mt. Bandai

Originally known as Iwahashi-yama, literally a rock ladder to the sky, the renamed Mt. Bandai is no less impressive. Often referred to as 'Aizu's Mt. Fuji', Mt. Bandai is one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan, and has even been selected as one of the top 100 geographic landmarks in Japan. In 2011, the mountain was certified as a geopark, which is a unified area with geological heritage and international significance, as defined by UNESCO. There are seven climbing routes for Mt. Bandai, with the trail starting at the Happodai trailhead being the most popular, and easiest route. From the Happodai trailhead, the 3.5 km route takes around 2 hours to reach the summit. The various routes range from 2 to 4 hours and from 3 to 7 km. At Koubou Shimizu, one of the mountain stops, there are two shops where trekkers can buy drinks, snacks, and souvenirs, but please note that there is no accommodation available. For many Buddhist mountain fanatics, Mt. Bandai holds a place of great significance. Enichi-ji Temple, located on the southwestern foot of Mt. Bandai, is a popular temple to visit nearby. The mountains situated around the temple make for a serene vista where one can feel the power of nature. Enichi-ji Temple was founded one year after Mt. Bandai erupted, in 807 C.E.; in the past, some superstitious people believed there was a connection between the eruption and the temple’s founding... Interestingly, Mt. Bandai used to be shaped more like the famous Mt. Fuji, but after a volcanic eruption in 1888, the shape changed to what we see today. It is thanks to that eruption that the mountain gained its rugged, sharp look and the Urabandai area behind Mt. Bandai was created. For non-hikers, the Bandaisan Gold Line is a popular sightseeing road that leads up the southwestern side and offers brilliant vistas of the foliage, especially in autumn when the colors change.

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