AIZU Ambassador Promo Package


The Aizu region is one of the last frontiers for Japanese powder hunters and is made up of 22 different resorts.
Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel is a ski/out highland hotel which overlooks the beautiful mirror-like lake " Inawashiroko Lake, and it is surrounded by the Bandaisan mountain, one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. The ski resort of Bandaisan Onsen Hotel has over 200 acres of epic terrain often covered in 600 cm of pristine powder. A snow travelers paradise that you will only believe it after experiencing it. 
There are 2 ski resorts nearby, Alts Snow Park & Resort and Nekoma Snow Park & Resort. Alts Bandai Ski Resort is just next to the Bandaisan Onsen Hotel. Nekoma Snow Park & Resort takes about 45 minutes by bus.

Other after snow activities like the hot spring experience or paying a visit to the Samurai city (Aizu Wakamatsu) are popular choices.

If you want to explore Japan's last ski frontier in style, Aizu has built a luxury package with lift passes to all 22 resorts.
From $699 AUD per person, you get 5 nights accommodation at Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel, daily breakfast and a 5 day lift pass.
To register your interest please fill out the REQUEST A QUOTE form to the right  → 
Aizu local snowboarder, Kei Ishiuchi. will be in Australia for the Snow Travel Expo in Melbourne 15 May and Sydney 22 May to meet you in person. Kei will provide great travel ideas and advice to the Aizu region of Japan. 
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Hoshino Resort Bandaisan Onsen Hotel : from $699 per person twin or triple share and includes

5 nights accommodation at Hoshino Resort Bandainsan Onsen Hotel 
Daily breakfast
Multi mountain lift passes to all 22 resorts in Aizu


 *This offer is subject to availability and excluded New year's holiday, Saturdays and public holiday periods.

 To register your interest please fill out the Reqest a quote form to the right.


Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel - Western room (1-3 guests)




Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel - Family room (4 guests)

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Early Feb 2019

Thank you Hisae for organising this enjoyable week. We spent 5 nights at Alts Bandai in early February. Our package was for a western twin room that included breakfast, dinner and lifts. Access was easy from Tokyo to Koriyama and we caught a resort bus from Koriyama Station. First impressions were good with a lovely foyer, lounge area and smooth check in. Staff were friendly and helpful. 

The hotel is modern, clean and well maintained.  Breakfast and dinner were both buffet style and there was a good variety of delicious food. We especially enjoyed the local delicacies highlighted daily. A dinner reservation time slot is required to ensure you don't have to wait too long for a free table. 

The resort is relatively new with modern facilities and there are plenty of lunch options at the base as well as equipment rental. 

Unfortunately, we didn't get any fresh snow during our trip and the conditions were at times quite icy. Despite this we made good use of the sunny weather to look around, and made good use of the hotel's onsen and pool. Definitely worth a return visit though especially after fresh snow.


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Alts trail map 

By train: 90 minutes by Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo station to Koriyama station. Change to JR Banetsusai Line from Koriyama station to Bandaimachi Station. There is free shuttle bus from Bandaimachi Station to Bandaisan Onsen Hotel which takes 15 minutes. There is also a  bus run twice a day from Koriyama station to Bandaisan Onsen Hotel, which takes 85 minutes (booking required).

By bus: There is a bus from Tokyo station to Aizu once a day which takes about 4 hours.


Alts Bandai is 1280 metres high and is famous for its microfine snow.

Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai is a massive ski resort extending over three mountain ranges: Mt. Bandai, Mt. Nekomagadake and Mt. Umaya. You have a birds-eye view of Lake Inawashiro in this world-class ski resort which boasts 22 different ski runs.

The resort is located only 1.5 hours train ride north of Tokyo. Best to catch the Shinkansen to Koriyama Station and then jump on the shuttle bus for the last leg which takes another 60 minutes. The best hotel is the Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel which is a high quality ski in/out hotel without the expensive price tag.

Other resorts close by are Nekoma and Grandeco and the nearby town of Aizu Wakamatsu is worth visiting to experience true Japaanese culture. Nekoma faces north and Alts Bandai faces south. They are coonected via a short 800m walking track that takes about 15 minutes or there is a shuttle bus that takes about 45 minutes. Nekoma is known for its powder. 

No matter where you are on the slopes you'll be able to see beautiful lakes and mountains. Also, since we are on the south side of the mountain, you're always basking in the sun's rays as you head down our slopes.

This vast ski resort is the only place where you can fully enjoy the great snow of the Tohoku region and is situated just three hours away from Tokyo.

  • Pair lifts : 5 - Quad lifts : 2 - Escalator : 1 
    22 trails (Beginner: 35% Intermediate: 40% Advanced: 25%)
    4 terrein parks : Step up park for beginners / Step up park for middle & expert / Global park / Nagaseru park
    Night skiing
    Cat skiing
    Total Run Length 25 km, largest Vertical Drop 580 m (Summit: 1280 m,Foot of Mountain: 700 m)