02 Jan 2019 in On The Move
At Mt. Bandai, you’ve got 150 days to perfect your freestyle technique!
Ever fancied trying your hand at freestyle skiing or snowboarding? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro with a cabinet full of medals?
Either way, you’re in for a treat at Mt. Bandai in Honshu’s Fukushima Prefecture, where terrain parks are open for 150 days between December and May.
You’ll find everything from easy-to-ride rails for novices to a world-class 20-metre kicker.
On December 1, 2018, the first terrain park opens at Nekoma Ski Resort, offering a range of kickers and rails.
From the middle of January, Alts Bandai gets going with 4 theme parks of varying difficulties. Start with the wave boxes of the Flowable Park before moving on to the Step-up Park with its more challenging features.
And every evening, you can recover from your efforts at Hoshino Resorts Bandaisan Onsen Hotel.
In March, a slope-style Monster Park opens at the Nekoma Ski Resort with triple kickers and all sorts of jibs.
Thanks to the reliably abundant snowfall in this region, you’ve got until Golden Week in early May to work your way up to this park.
Finally, a brand-new Global Park will open at Alts Bandai, designed by the team behind the Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
Its 20-metre kicker and 15-metre long jib will be a test for even the top professionals.