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 22nd December 2018 until mid March 2019
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 150cm 1st 210cm 240cm 1st 160cm 250cm
2nd - - 2nd 160cm 150cm 2nd 230cm 230cm 2nd 160cm 240cm
3rd - - 3rd 160cm 180cm 3rd 230cm 220cm 3rd 160cm 250cm
4th - - 4th 160cm 190cm 4th 190cm 210cm 4th 155cm 240cm
5th - - 5th 140cm 180cm 5th 190cm 240cm 5th 150cm 210cm
6th - - 6th 160cm 180cm 6th 180cm 230cm 6th 150cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 170cm 170cm 7th 180cm 240cm 7th 150cm 190cm
8th - - 8th 160cm 170cm 8th 210cm 250cm 8th 145cm 190cm
9th - - 9th 170cm 150cm 9th 200cm 250cm 9th 145cm 190cm
10th - - 10th 160cm 180cm 10th 200cm 230cm 10th 145cm 160cm
11th - - 11th 150cm 210cm 11th 190cm 220cm 11th 140cm 150cm
12th - - 12th 150cm 200cm 12th 200cm 250cm 12th 135cm 150cm
13th - - 13th 150cm 200cm 13th 210cm 260cm 13th 130cm 150cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 180cm 14th 210cm 270cm 14th 140cm 150cm
15th - - 15th 140cm 180cm 15th 210cm 240cm 15th 150cm 150cm
16th - 70cm 16th 170cm 170cm 16th 210cm 240cm 16th 145cm 150cm
17th - 90cm 17th 150cm 160cm 17th 210cm 250cm 17th 140cm 120cm
18th - 110cm 18th 180cm 170cm 18th 210cm 250cm 18th - 110cm
19th - 130cm 19th 190cm 160cm 19th 200cm 260cm 19th - -
20th - 140cm 20th 180cm 160cm 20th 185cm 260cm 20th - -
21st - 130cm 21st 190cm 160cm 21st 180cm 270cm 21st - -
22nd 60cm 120cm 22nd 200cm 160cm 22nd 170cm 260cm 22nd - -
23rd 55cm 100cm 23rd 190cm 170cm 23rd 170cm 250cm 23rd - -
24th 60cm 100cm 24th 200cm 180cm 24th 170cm 250cm 24th - -
25th 60cm 70cm 25th 230cm 210cm 25th 170cm 260cm 25th - -
26th 55cm 80cm 26th 210cm 220cm 26th 165cm 250cm 26th - -
27th 55cm 110cm 27th 210cm 240cm 27th 170cm 240cm 27th - -
28th 90cm 130cm 28th 210cm 240cm 28th 165cm 250cm 28th - -
29th 140cm 150cm 29th 230cm 240cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 150cm 170cm 30th 240cm 240cm 30th 30th - -
31st 140cm 150cm 31st 210cm 230cm 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 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.

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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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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