Why Alts Bandai?
Alts Bandai is very much a hidden gem and offers amazing, virtually untouched powder. With some of the best terrain and snow quality, it’s a powder hound paradise. With heaps of freedom, and a large ski field to match there is plenty of backcountry and tree runs to explore, and with little crowding, particularly on weekdays, there is sure to be more powder just for you.
The resort is made up of 29 pistes, totalling 30km in length. It is also known for its family-friendliness with a large Family Zone, as well as a terrain park and night park. Alongside both beautiful groomed and ungroomed terrain, the resort also offers backcountry and CAT tour options and is available in both Japanese and English. The resort also has an online sign up system which will allow free access to the #2 Pair Lifts; perfect for beginners and children. While the resort lacks a village, it caters well for its guests with established facilities and services, including a built in Onsen hot spring and delicious, high quality food. If the resort isn’t enough, Alts Bandai is located close to a number of towns which can be easily accessed for a local Japanese experience.
On top of Alts Bandai’s spectacular powder and skiing, the nearby Nekoma Ski Field is also a must visit. Nekoma too, is an uncrowded field offering great freedom, quality powder and abundant off-piste runs. If you’re looking to make the most of the Japanese powder (and lots of it) then Alts Bandai is one our most highly recommended ski fields to visit.
From Tokyo it takes 90 minutes (or 40 minutes from Sendai) by the Tohoku Shinkansen, to Koriyama Station, where there is a free shuttle bus running to Alts Bandai. The bus ride takes about 90 minutes.
Coach and Private Transfers
Alternative modes of transfer from Koriyama Station can be arranged.
Transfer Between Other Ski Resorts
There are no shuttles which travel from Alts Bandai to Nekoma Ski Field. Organised transport to and from these resorts can be organised at your convenience, so please contact us with your plans or queries.
Alts Bandai have a number of guided tours on offer to fully enjoy the winter landscape. These include a Snow & Sake tour and ‘Pow Wow’ Snow shoe tour. They also provide several CAT Ski Tour options and a Deep Powder tour to make the most of the terrain and snow. The Family Park provides engaging activities for the kids, with plentiful options they’ll be occupied for hours.
Rental facilities are located on the first floor of the resort centre and provide a high quality range of gear and equipment with trained, professional staff at your service to make sure you are ready set for the slopes.
Ski & Snowboard School
Alts Snow Academy employs both Japanese and international instructors, providing quality ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children. Both group and private lessons are offered. A range of sessions and workshops for a variety of snow skills are also on offer.
The resort provides child care for children up to the ages of 6. The resort also has a Family Floor aimed at families and children which has a playroom, lockers and a nursery.
Several food stalls, restaurants and cafés offer a variety of food, and are spread throughout the Resort Centre, which also include a dessert court. In the hotel, there is an amazing high-end restaurant to enjoy as well as a bar, which holds a large selection of premium drinks and local sake.
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