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 --- [updated on 19th December 2018]

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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

760m
320m
440m
34"
5
1500m
4
35%
50%
15%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 4 0 0

Asahi Shizenkan Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Asahi Shizenkan Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Asahi Shizenkan. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
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
Train
Train
35.9km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
22.5km from Arato Station on the Flower Nagai line
Transport Information
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

bus
Bus
There is a free shuttle bus around the nearby Asahi area. A bus service from further afield stops nearby.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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
Parking
Parking
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.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Shirakura 745-1
Asahi-machi
Nishimurayama-gun
Yamagata-ken
990-1574
Telephone
Telephone
0237-83-7111
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Monday 17th December, information on just a small number of ski hills around Japan still needs updating. We'll get that wrapped up soon!
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