Asahi Prime (Asahi Village, Nagano)

Asahi Prime
あさひプライム (長野県 朝日村)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
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Asahi Prime is a small hill located in Asahi village to the west of Shiojiri city in the central region of Nagano Prefecture. It is just over 11km to the south west of Matsumoto Airport.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

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Asahi Prime Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 50cm 1st 85cm 80cm 1st 85cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 50cm 2nd 85cm 80cm 2nd 85cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 50cm 3rd 85cm 80cm 3rd 85cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 50cm 4th 85cm 80cm 4th 85cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 65cm 50cm 5th 85cm 80cm 5th - 80cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 50cm 6th 85cm 80cm 6th - -
7th - - 7th 70cm 50cm 7th 85cm 80cm 7th - -
8th - - 8th 70cm 60cm 8th 85cm 80cm 8th - -
9th - - 9th 70cm 70cm 9th 85cm 80cm 9th - -
10th - - 10th 70cm 70cm 10th 85cm 80cm 10th - -
11th - - 11th 70cm 70cm 11th 85cm 80cm 11th - -
12th - - 12th 70cm 70cm 12th 85cm 80cm 12th - -
13th - - 13th 80cm 70cm 13th 85cm 80cm 13th - -
14th - - 14th 80cm 70cm 14th 85cm 80cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 80cm 70cm 15th 85cm 80cm 15th - -
16th 40cm - 16th 80cm 80cm 16th 85cm 80cm 16th - -
17th 40cm 30cm 17th 80cm 80cm 17th 85cm 80cm 17th - -
18th 40cm 30cm 18th 80cm 80cm 18th 85cm 80cm 18th - -
19th 40cm 30cm 19th 80cm 80cm 19th 85cm 80cm 19th - -
20th 40cm 30cm 20th 80cm 80cm 20th 85cm 80cm 20th - -
21st 40cm 30cm 21st 80cm 80cm 21st 85cm 80cm 21st - -
22nd 40cm 30cm 22nd 80cm 80cm 22nd 85cm 80cm 22nd - -
23rd 40cm 30cm 23rd 80cm 80cm 23rd 85cm 80cm 23rd - -
24th 40cm 30cm 24th 80cm 80cm 24th 85cm 80cm 24th - -
25th 40cm 30cm 25th 80cm 80cm 25th 85cm 80cm 25th - -
26th 40cm 30cm 26th 80cm 80cm 26th 85cm 80cm 26th - -
27th 60cm 30cm 27th 80cm 80cm 27th 85cm 80cm 27th - -
28th 60cm 30cm 28th 85cm 80cm 28th 85cm 80cm 28th - -
29th 60cm 30cm 29th 85cm 80cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 60cm 40cm 30th 85cm 80cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 40cm 31st 85cm 80cm 31st 31st - -

Asahi Prime Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime.
Telemark lessons are also available. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and other smaller items including sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Kids Park area - where sledging is allowed - is located by the base of the ski hill. Entry is 350 yen and it is open from 10:00am until 3:00pm. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asahi Prime Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Asahi Prime is mostly open on weekdays from 9:00am until 4:00pm during the daytime.

In peak season on Saturdays and some weekdays the hill is open until 9:30pm. Out of the peak season it is often open on weekends until 6:00pm.

Asahi Prime Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (holidays) 3,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
3 Hours 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
5 Hours 2,800 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen 1,800 yen
10 Lift Coupons 4,200 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
Season Ticket 11,000 yen 11,000 yen 11,000 yen 11,000 yen
Kids Park 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Lift Ticket Information Nighta operations are variable but mostly on weekends.

There are no special ticket for nighta - a 1 day ticket includes nighta. The hourly tickets can also be used for nighta.

Family Packs
1 adult + 1 child: 4,600 yen on holidays; 4,200 yen on weekdays
1 adult + 2 children: 6,400 yen on holidays; 5,800 yen on weekdays
2 adults + 1 child: 7,400 yen on holidays; 6,800 yen on weekdays
2 adults + 2 children: 9,200 yen on holidays; 8,400 yen on weekdays
2 adults + 3 children: 8,200 yen on holidays; 7,400 yen on weekdays

Getting to Asahi Prime

By public transport
13.2km from Shiojiri Station on the Chuo Honsen line
13.2km from Shiojiri Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
Asahi Prime is located in a really prime location in the village of Asahi, just off Prefecture Road 292.

This area is to the south west of Matsumoto City and fairly close to Matsumoto Airport.

>> More information on the Shinonoi train line
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
15.1km from the Shiojiri Kita IC on the Nagano Expressway
17.2km from the Shiojiri IC on the Nagano Expressway
19.3km from the Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 19 (11.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 292
Asahi Prime is just over 15km from Shiojiri Kita IC exit of the Nagano Expressway.

From the western side of central Shiojiri take Route 19 and then Prefecture Road 292 to head towards Asahi village and the ski hill.

>> More information on the Nagano Expressway
There are a number of car parks close to the base of Asahi Prime. Parking is free every day of the season.

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