Skiing and snowboarding? GRANDECO for families, beginners/intermediate levels

Lots of choices in Japan, but this one is perfect for beginners/intermediate levels

Skiing and snowboarding?  GRANDECO for families, beginners/intermediate levels

How do you choose your skii slopes?  Snow quality and good slopes, location/easy access, reliable infrastructure, good hotel/resort, hot springs, swimming pools, and GOOD FOOD, of course.

1 Grandeco Snow Resort- why choose this one?

2 Level of skii slope- perfect for beginners and intermediates

3 Comfortable hotel and other activities

4 Japanese and French restaurants to choose from

5 Souvenir shop with snacks, ice cream, drinks and special Japanese lacquareware from this area

1 Grandeco Snow Resort- why choose this one?

GRANDECO SNOW RESORT has it all.  1 hour and 15 minutes on the bullet train from Tokyo to Koriyama (North of Japan, in Fukushima Prefecture), then a bus ride 1 hour and 30 minutes direct to the resort.

Hotel is very good and the two restaurants serve high quality food with enough choices for a week.  Excellent hot springs/bath.  Indoor swimming pool.  Lots of massage options.  Skii slopes directly from the hotel doors.  Extensive rental service.  Good choice of schools and prive lessons.  And yes, there is a kid`s play area/slide slope!

Worried about Fukushima, due to the Great Earthquake of 2011?  Don`t worry.  This area is in the very West of Fukushima, far and away from the nuclear reactors.   100 kilometers away from the reactor area.


2 Level of slope at Grandeco Snow Resort- perfect for beginners and intermediates

The slopes are for beginners and intermediates mostly, so if you are an expert, you will be bored.  Better go all the way to Hokkaido and/or Shiga Kogen in Nagano.  Both famous for their slopes and powder snow.

Check the sites here for more.

Grandeco Snow Resort:

Hokkaido skii:

Shiga Kogen skii:

The cover on the gondola protects you from the freezing wind!

Couple of hours of private lesson, and your child will learn to skii very quickly!

Enjoy getting on the snow ATVs.

3 Comfortable Hotel and other activities

Hotel room is very comfortable, with a beautiful view.  There is an indoor pool, onsen hot springs with outside tub (where you can enjoy the beautiful snow view), massage options (aromatherapy to Japanese shiatsu), lobby concerts for Christmas and other special occassions, kid`s snow park, accessory making lessons, etc.  You will not be bored!


For the hotel official site, check this site:

4 Japanese and French restaurants to choose from

French dinner- very delicious, but the portions may be a bit small for foreigners

Japanese dinner- very delicious, but the portions may be a bit small for foreigners

5 Souvenir shop

Very convenient, located next to the lobby, with snacks/drinks/ice cream/sundries plus a lot of Japanese special locally hand made lacquareware (chopsticks, dishes, etc.).


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