Asahi Shizenkan (Asahi Town, Yamagata)

Asahi Shizenkan
Asahi自然観スノーパーク (山形県 朝日町)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until mid March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Asahi Shizenkan is located in Asahi town to the west of central Yamagata city in Yamagata Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Asahi Shizenkan Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 150cm 50cm 1st 240cm 170cm 1st 250cm 190cm
2nd - - 2nd 150cm 40cm 2nd 230cm 190cm 2nd 240cm 180cm
3rd - - 3rd 180cm 40cm 3rd 220cm 210cm 3rd 250cm 180cm
4th - - 4th 190cm 50cm 4th 210cm 190cm 4th 240cm 180cm
5th - - 5th 180cm 60cm 5th 240cm 180cm 5th 210cm 180cm
6th - - 6th 180cm 80cm 6th 230cm 170cm 6th 200cm 170cm
7th - - 7th 170cm 80cm 7th 240cm 200cm 7th 190cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 170cm 70cm 8th 250cm 230cm 8th 190cm 160cm
9th - - 9th 150cm 80cm 9th 250cm 220cm 9th 190cm 160cm
10th - - 10th 180cm 70cm 10th 230cm 220cm 10th 160cm 150cm
11th - - 11th 210cm 90cm 11th 220cm 220cm 11th 150cm 150cm
12th - - 12th 200cm 130cm 12th 250cm 240cm 12th 150cm 140cm
13th - - 13th 200cm 160cm 13th 260cm 230cm 13th 150cm 140cm
14th - - 14th 180cm 150cm 14th 270cm 230cm 14th 150cm 120cm
15th - - 15th 180cm 170cm 15th 240cm 220cm 15th 150cm 120cm
16th 70cm - 16th 170cm 180cm 16th 240cm 220cm 16th 150cm 120cm
17th 90cm 40cm 17th 160cm 160cm 17th 250cm 210cm 17th 120cm 120cm
18th 110cm 50cm 18th 170cm 150cm 18th 250cm 190cm 18th 110cm 110cm
19th 130cm 40cm 19th 160cm 150cm 19th 260cm 200cm 19th - 100cm
20th 140cm 20cm 20th 160cm 150cm 20th 260cm 200cm 20th - 100cm
21st 130cm 20cm 21st 160cm 170cm 21st 270cm 200cm 21st - -
22nd 120cm 20cm 22nd 160cm 160cm 22nd 260cm 200cm 22nd - -
23rd 100cm 10cm 23rd 170cm 190cm 23rd 250cm 190cm 23rd - -
24th 100cm 10cm 24th 180cm 210cm 24th 250cm 190cm 24th - -
25th 70cm 10cm 25th 210cm 210cm 25th 260cm 200cm 25th - -
26th 80cm 10cm 26th 220cm 190cm 26th 250cm 210cm 26th - -
27th 110cm 10cm 27th 240cm 180cm 27th 240cm 200cm 27th - -
28th 130cm 30cm 28th 240cm 160cm 28th 250cm 200cm 28th - -
29th 150cm 50cm 29th 240cm 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 170cm 60cm 30th 240cm 160cm 30th 30th - -
31st 150cm 60cm 31st 230cm 180cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Asahi Shizenkan Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Asahi Shizenkan. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski wear and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Shirakura Hiroba' area is located near the Number 2 Car Park, at the top area of the Yuu-yuu course. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Asahi Shizenkan Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Asahi Shizenkan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 3,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
4 Hours 2,800 yen 800 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
3 Hours 2,400 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 100 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Season Ticket 33,000 yen 10,000 yen 26,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 3 Hour ticket is valid for 3 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Children under elementary school age can ride the lifts for free.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is every Saturday, Sunday and national holiday. On those days, elementary school age children can ride the lifts for free.

Ladies Day is every Saturday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 500 yen.

Seniors Day is every Monday. On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is 1,000 yen.

Getting to Asahi Shizenkan

By public transport
35.9km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
22.5km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line
Transport Information
Asahi Shizenkan is about 22.5km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line and about 36km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.

>> More information on the Yamagata Shinkansen train line

There is a free shuttle bus around the nearby Asahi area. A bus service from further afield stops nearby.
By Car
29.9km from the Sagae IC on the Yamagata Expressway
32.2km from the Nishikawa IC on the Yamagata Expressway
32.2km from the Yamagata Chuo IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 287 (10.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 289
Asahi Shizenkan is found 10.4km off Route 287.

It is about 30km from Sagae IC on the Yamagata Expressway and 32km from Nishikawa IC on the same expressway.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
There are 5 car parking areas with a capacity of 600 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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