Asahi Prime (Asahi Village, Nagano)

Asahi Prime
あさひプライム (長野県 朝日村)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until Sunday 3rd March 2019
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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

1100m
200m
900m
28"
2
1000m
2
15%
35%
50%
Skiers
90%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
10%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Asahi Prime Snow Depth Statistics

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

Asahi Prime Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Asahi Prime.
Telemark lessons are also available. 
Rental
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 - complete with a big inflatable 'thingy', is located by the base of the ski hill.

Entry is 350 yen and it is open from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Open from 22nd December 2018 until 24th February 2019. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asahi Prime Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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 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 on Sundays.

When open for nighta, all areas are available.

Asahi Prime Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
Senior
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
Train
Train
13.2km from Shiojiri Station on the Chuo Honsen line
13.2km from Shiojiri Station on the Shinonoi Line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
There are a number of car parks close to the base of Asahi Prime. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Komi 306-1
Asahi-mura
Higashichikuma-gun
Nagano-ken
390-1104
Telephone
Telephone
0263-99-3700
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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