Asahidake Ropeway (Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido)

Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ (北海道 東川町)
Planned season: Mid December 2016 until early May 2017
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Asahidake Ropeway is located on the western slopes of Asahidake mountain in the central region of Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). The Ropeway base station is at an elevation of 1100m and the top is at 1600m.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

1600m
500m
1100m
30"
4
2500m
1
30%
50%
20%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Asahidake Ropeway Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
season
15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
season
1st - - 1st - 125cm 1st - 215cm 1st - 230cm
2nd - - 2nd - 125cm 2nd - 215cm 2nd - 230cm
3rd - - 3rd - 125cm 3rd - 215cm 3rd - 230cm
4th - - 4th - 140cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 230cm
5th - - 5th - 140cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 230cm
6th - - 6th - 160cm 6th - 230cm 6th - 230cm
7th - - 7th - 160cm 7th - 230cm 7th - 230cm
8th - - 8th - 180cm 8th - 230cm 8th - 230cm
9th - - 9th - 180cm 9th - 230cm 9th - 230cm
10th - - 10th - 190cm 10th - 230cm 10th - 230cm
11th - - 11th - 190cm 11th - 230cm 11th - 235cm
12th - - 12th - 195cm 12th - 230cm 12th - 240cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 230cm 13th - 240cm
14th - - 14th - 205cm 14th - 230cm 14th - 240cm
15th - - 15th - 205cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 245cm
16th - - 16th - 205cm 16th - 205cm 16th - 245cm
17th - - 17th - 205cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 245cm
18th - - 18th - 205cm 18th - 215cm 18th - 240cm
19th - - 19th - 200cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 230cm
20th - - 20th - 195cm 20th - 225cm 20th - 235cm
21st - - 21st - 195cm 21st - 225cm 21st - 235cm
22nd - - 22nd - 195cm 22nd - 225cm 22nd - 235cm
23rd - - 23rd - 195cm 23rd - 230cm 23rd - 235cm
24th - - 24th - 205cm 24th - 230cm 24th - 240cm
25th - - 25th - 205cm 25th - 230cm 25th - 240cm
26th - 125cm 26th - 205cm 26th - 230cm 26th - 245cm
27th - 125cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 235cm 27th - 245cm
28th - 125cm 28th - 215cm 28th - 235cm 28th - 245cm
29th - 125cm 29th - 215cm 29th - 230cm 29th - 240cm
30th - 125cm 30th - 215cm 30th 30th - 235cm
31st - 125cm 31st - 215cm 31st 31st - 235cm

Previous Statistics

Asahidake Ropeway Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Asahidake Ropeway. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asahidake Ropeway Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Asahidake Ropeway is open from 9am until 4pm.
From March it is open until 5pm.
There is no nighta at Asahidake Ropeway.

Asahidake Ropeway Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
Ropeway one-way 1,200 yen 600 yen
Ropeway return 1,800 yen 900 yen

Getting to Asahidake Ropeway

By public transport
Train
Train
34.1km from Kita Biei Station on the Furano line
37.7km from Biei Station on the Furano line
Transport Information
Information
Asahidake Ropeway is about 34km from Kita Biei Station on the Furano line.

Asahikawa station on the Hakodate Honsen line on the Hakodate Honsen line is about 46km away.

>> More information on the Furano-sen train line
bus
Bus
A shuttle bus from Asahikawa Station to Asahidake Ropeway is available. This service costs 1430 yen.
By Car
Car
51km from the Asahikawa Kita IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
57.1km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (34.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1160
Direction
Direction
Asahidake Ropeway is located to the south east of central Asahikawa city.

From the main Route 237 (Furano National Highway) it is a 34km journey along Road 1160.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for about 150 cars at the base of the Ropeway. Parking is free in the winter months.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Asahidake Onsen
Higashikawa-cho
Kamikawa-gun
Hokkaido
071-1472
Telephone
Telephone
0166-68-9111
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
Current resort snow depth
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Reader Resort Rankings
General 75
Snow conditions 82
Courses & terrain 35
Lift system 37
Apres ski 50
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Other nearby ski resorts
Approx. distance from Asahidake Ropeway by road (in winter)
Canmore Ski Village (37.1km)
Biei (38.8km)
Toma Choei (52.3km)
Furano (70.9km)
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