Asahi Shizenkan (Asahi Town, Yamagata)

Asahi Shizenkan
(山形県 朝日町)
Planned season: Saturday 21st December 2019 until Sunday 15th March 2020
Closed 9th-13th March 2020
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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 20cm 150cm 1st 70cm 210cm 1st 80cm 160cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 160cm 2nd 70cm 230cm 2nd 70cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 160cm 3rd 70cm 230cm 3rd 60cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 35cm 160cm 4th 70cm 190cm 4th 60cm 155cm
5th - - 5th 40cm 140cm 5th 100cm 190cm 5th 50cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 160cm 6th 140cm 180cm 6th 60cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 170cm 7th 150cm 180cm 7th 60cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 160cm 8th 120cm 210cm 8th 50cm 145cm
9th - - 9th 25cm 170cm 9th 130cm 200cm 9th 40cm 145cm
10th - - 10th 25cm 160cm 10th 130cm 200cm 10th 30cm 145cm
11th - - 11th 25cm 150cm 11th 130cm 190cm 11th - 140cm
12th - - 12th 20cm 150cm 12th 130cm 200cm 12th - 135cm
13th - - 13th 20cm 150cm 13th 120cm 210cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th 20cm 140cm 14th 100cm 210cm 14th - 140cm
15th - - 15th 20cm 140cm 15th 90cm 210cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th 30cm 170cm 16th 80cm 210cm 16th - 145cm
17th - - 17th 40cm 150cm 17th 70cm 210cm 17th - 140cm
18th - - 18th 35cm 180cm 18th 90cm 210cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 35cm 190cm 19th 110cm 200cm 19th - -
20th 5cm - 20th 50cm 180cm 20th 110cm 185cm 20th - -
21st 5cm - 21st 60cm 190cm 21st 100cm 180cm 21st - -
22nd 5cm 60cm 22nd 60cm 200cm 22nd 90cm 170cm 22nd - -
23rd 5cm 55cm 23rd 70cm 190cm 23rd 90cm 170cm 23rd - -
24th - 60cm 24th 50cm 200cm 24th 100cm 170cm 24th - -
25th 5cm 60cm 25th 50cm 230cm 25th 90cm 170cm 25th - -
26th 5cm 55cm 26th 50cm 210cm 26th 90cm 165cm 26th - -
27th 5cm 55cm 27th 50cm 210cm 27th 90cm 170cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 90cm 28th 50cm 210cm 28th 90cm 165cm 28th - -
29th 30cm 140cm 29th 50cm 230cm 29th 90cm - 29th - -
30th 30cm 150cm 30th 45cm 240cm 30th 30th - -
31st 10cm 140cm 31st 45cm 210cm 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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

Closed between 9th March and 13th March 2020.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Asahi Shizenkan Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
Older Child
Senior High & students
60 years & over
1 Day 3,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 800 yen 2,300 yen 2,300 yen
3 Hours 2,600 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 100 yen 250 yen 250 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 35,000 yen 10,000 yen 27,000 yen 27,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets
The 3 Hour ticket is valid for three hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

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

Cheaper tickets are available on weekdays from 4th February 2020.

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 500 vehicles near the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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(Updated 24th September)

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