Heavens Sonohara Snow World (Achi Village, Nagano)

Heavens Sonohara Snow World
ヘブンスそのはらSNOW WORLD (長野県 阿智村)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd December 2017 until mid March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Heavens Sonohara Snow World is located in Achi village in the south-western region of Nagano Prefecture. Heavens Sonohara is a skiers-only resort meaning that snowboarders are not allowed on the slopes. The resort features a 12 person gondola. Be sure to look out for Hello Kitty. This character association means that it is particular popular with families with children. It was first opened in 1996. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

1600m
225m
1375m
30"
5
2000m
6
25%
25%
50%
Skiers
100%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
0%
0 1 1 0 4 0 0
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
season
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 60cm 1st - 130cm 1st - 130cm
2nd - - 2nd - 60cm 2nd - 130cm 2nd - 130cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 140cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 130cm 4th - 140cm
5th - - 5th - 60cm 5th - 130cm 5th - 140cm
6th - - 6th - 60cm 6th - 130cm 6th - 140cm
7th - - 7th - 60cm 7th - 130cm 7th - 140cm
8th - - 8th - 60cm 8th - 130cm 8th - 140cm
9th - - 9th - 95cm 9th - 130cm 9th - 140cm
10th - - 10th - 100cm 10th - 135cm 10th - 145cm
11th - - 11th - 100cm 11th - 140cm 11th - 145cm
12th - - 12th - 100cm 12th - 140cm 12th - 145cm
13th - - 13th - 110cm 13th - 140cm 13th - 145cm
14th - - 14th - 110cm 14th - 140cm 14th - 145cm
15th - - 15th - 120cm 15th - 140cm 15th - 145cm
16th - - 16th - 120cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 145cm
17th - - 17th - 120cm 17th - 140cm 17th - 145cm
18th - - 18th - 120cm 18th - 135cm 18th - 145cm
19th - - 19th - 120cm 19th - 135cm 19th - 140cm
20th - - 20th - 120cm 20th - 135cm 20th - 135cm
21st - - 21st - 120cm 21st - 135cm 21st - 135cm
22nd - - 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 135cm 22nd - 150cm
23rd - 60cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 135cm 23rd - 150cm
24th - 60cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 150cm
25th - 60cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 150cm
26th - 60cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 150cm
27th - 60cm 27th - 130cm 27th - 130cm 27th - -
28th - 50cm 28th - 130cm 28th - 130cm 28th - -
29th - 50cm 29th - 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 50cm 30th - 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 60cm 31st - 130cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Heavens Sonohara Snow World. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
A 'Kids World' area (sledging) is located near the Number 6 lift. 500 yen entry. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,150 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
PM Ticket 3,450 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Gondola (return) 2,200 yen 1,100 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 32,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The afternoon ticket is valid from 12 noon until 4:30pm.

Getting to Heavens Sonohara Snow World

By public transport
Train
Train
21.9km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
24.3km from Iida Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Information
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is 22km from Tenryukyo Station and just over 24km from Iida Station on the Iida line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
2.9km from the Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway
14.1km from the Iida Yamamoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 256 (5.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 477
Direction
Direction
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is about 3km from the Sonohara IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

At the Sonohara IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 477 and follow the signs to resort base.

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chisato 3731-4
Achi-mura
Shimoina-gun
Nagano-ken
395-0304
Telephone
Telephone
0265-44-2311
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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