Asahi Prime (Asahi Village, Nagano)

Asahi Prime
あさひプライム
(長野県 朝日村)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Sunday 7th March 2021
Pre-open from 12th December 2020
Official snow depth 50cm (0cm) [updated on 24th January 2021]

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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 and calls itself the closest ski area to Matsumoto city.

There was some worry that Asahi Prime might not be able to open for the 2020-2021 season, but happily it will be open with a change in management.

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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Skiers
90%
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Boarders
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Asahi Prime Snow Depth Statistics

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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. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' area - where sledding is allowed - is located by the base of the ski area. Entry is 400 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
No specific snow park. 

Asahi Prime Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early March
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Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Asahi Prime is mostly open from 9:00am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Open until 4:30pm on the following dates:
- Sundays through Fridays from 20th December until 12th February (except 10th January) 2021
- 2nd January 2021
- 14th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th February 2021
- 7th March 2021

Open until 9:30pm on the following dates:
- Saturdays from 19th December 2020 (except 2nd January 2021)

Open from 3:00pm until 9:30pm on the following dates:
- 15th-19th, 24th-26th February 2021
- 1st-5th March 2021

When open for night skiing, 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 3,300 yen 2,400 yen 2,800 yen 2,800 yen
3 Hours 2,600 yen 1,800 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
5 Hours 2,800 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
10 Lift Coupons 3,800 yen 3,000 yen
1.5 Hours (from 2pm) 2,000 yen
Season Ticket (all) 20,000 yen 12,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 12,000 yen
Season Ticket (nighta only) 10,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

'Pre-open' is planned from 12th December 2020

There are no special ticket for night skiing. A 1 day ticket includes night skiing (up to 8 hours), and the hourly tickets can also be used for night skiing.

Childrens Day is 15th December 2019, 19th January 2020 and 16th February 2020. On those days children can buy a one day ticket at half price.

Family Packs (1 day ticket):

1 adult + 1 child: 5,300 yen
1 adult + 2 children: 7,600 yen

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 specific 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 is parking for about 200 close to the base of Asahi Prime. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Komi 306-1
Asahi-mura
Higashichikuma-gun
Nagano-ken
390-1104
Telephone
Telephone
0263-99-3700
2020-2021 UPDATES
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