Alts Bandai

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Alts Bandai
Location Fukushima
Resort Altitude
Winter Season
Terrain Overall:
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Lift System
Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical
Longest Run
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Inawashiro & Bandai
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Probably the largest and most modern of the resorts in the Inawashiro region. Popular with Tokyo kids. Has hosted the 2010 Asian Open Snowboarding championships. Also linked to Nekoma area. The Alts side has the more modern lifts - gondola and covered quad chairs. The Nekoma side is a bit higher and has the steeper runs but has mostly older slower chairlifts.

Location

Fukushima prefecture, about 20 mins from Inawashiro station.

Pros

Not far from town, good views of lake Inawashiro, modern infrastructure, Good park if you are into that and a few decent steepish runs.

Cons

There is a modern gondola but the runs from it are pretty tame. Avoid the trail from the gondola to Nekoma.

Contacts

Phone: 0242 74 5000

Fax:

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Planning

Getting There

See Inawashiro region for getting to Inawashiro. There are a number of shuttle buses running to/from Koryama station. Daily shuttle from Inawashiro station goes at 09:20 and returns 17:30 (takes 30 mins).

Accommodation

On Mountain

There is a hotel at the base on the left hand side.

Off Mountain

See Inawashiro region

Lift Tickets

(2009/10 prices) Alts day pass is Y4700, Alts / Nekoma combined ticket Y5500 from the resort counter. But if you are staying at a pension you can get a combined ticket for Y3700.

Ski School

Yes

Equipment Hire

Yes

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

There is a shuttle bus linking the Alts side and Nekoma side if you don't want to go via the lifts.

Parking

Yes there is a car park.

Activities

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Dining

There is a large base center which provides plenty of lunch options. Dinner options would be at your hotel or in Inawashiro town.

Bars & Entertainment

Head into Inawashiro town

Shopping

Not a great deal. Inawashiro is largely a farming town.

Children

There is a play centre for children.

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

The lower runs in Alts area and somewhat surprisingly the run from the gondola.

Groomed Runs

Most but not all runs will be groomed. The wider groomed runs are on the Alts side.

Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

Several

Bumps

The best bump runs are on the Nekoma side which is a bit steeper. A few runs are specifically left ungroomed.

Powder Zones

As above. Nekoma is a bit higher so should be a bit colder.

Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

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Other

Weather

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Geography

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History

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Resources

[1] Resort website

[2] Snowjapan entry

Maps

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