Asahidake Ropeway resort review (Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido)

Reviews of Asahidake Ropeway resort in Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido Prefecture. Currently 10 reviews.
Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by agillgren on 28th February 2014
Stunning day on the volcano
We are more easy slack country riders more than full back country types so I was a bit hesitant to head to Asahidake.

We failed in our attempts to find a guide ---- but with a gorgeous bluebird day and no wind we decided to give it a shot. The views alone were pretty worth it - quite stunning up there.

Although "tall" the ropeway doesn't cover a lot of vertical so the runs aren't long. It had been
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 23rd March 2011
Asahidake Ropeway review by Fraser
Arrived and snowing with no breeze at base. Ascended Cable Car into clouds.

Exited Cable car in semi Blizzard. Skied on ice and alpine windpack to find trail in whiteout. Descended over bluff to find stillnes and wow pow knee plus. Skied both marked trails and trees. Bottom 1/3 montain flat trails back to base.

Repeated this all day. Two runs later all first tracks filled in and pristine. \r\n\r\nDid not have guide and am sure there
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 8th March 2011
Asahidake Ropeway review
Ever since I've started coming to Hokkaido, I've wanted to check out Asahidake. For those of you who don't know, Asahidake is the highest mountain in the area and is accessed by a single ropeway. There are two groomed tracks that run down from the top (course A to the skiers left of the ropeway station and course B to the skiers right). They then merge into courses C and D respectively. But forget about
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 8th March 2011
Asahidake Ropeway review
Ever since I've started coming to Hokkaido, I've wanted to check out Asahidake. I think I'm right in saying that Asahidake is an active volcano, as well as being the highest mountain in the area at 2,291m. It's accessed by a single ropeway and there are two groomed tracks that run down from the top (course A to the skiers left of the ropeway station and course B to the skiers right). They then merge into courses C and D
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by hipsterandjane on 3rd March 2009
Asahidake Ropeway review
I was definitely mislead by "the tallest mountain in Hokkaido," I was expecting a lot more vert.

As it was time at Asahidake went like this - wait for the rope way, battle the wind for 500m to get across a skating rink of an upper mountain, enjoy 15 of the best turns you'll find anywhere in blower pow, freeze your ass off riding a flat cattrack back to the ropeway, wait 10 min for the ropeway to leave - repeat
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 23rd February 2008
Asahikawa Ropeway review by Brett Dennis
Stirling natural landscape, beautiful forests, streams and superb thermal activity. Visited on a long weekend, so was a reasonable number of people on the mountain.

Along with others, found the flatness of the groomed runs a bit frustrating but plenty of fun in the trees, chutes and bowls nearby. Snow depth was quite variable being crusty and windblown up high, was only time I had trouble with rocks and partially covered shrubs while in Hokkaido.

Definitely a mountain with plenty of
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 19th March 2007
Asahidake Ropeway review by tregster
This place is similar to Hakkodo in Aomori, with it's single cable car and backcountry all areas decent vibe. However, this comes at a cost; if you don't know the mountain it is pretty difficult to access the good stuff. Therefore, if you are heading up there for a one off, it'll probably be well worth trying to find a guide to get the most for your time.

If you don't know the mountain so well, there are plenty of
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 13th March 2006
Asahidake Ropeway review by Simon
A friendly low key resort suitable for experienced skiers who like powderwhich is great if there isnt much wind.

The terrain is extremely varied from steep to flat- there are 2 groomed roads to get your bearings
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by dizzy on 31st January 2005
Asahidake Ropeway
You can hike up past the ropeway, which I did in the summer when there was no snow.

But in winter, there are plenty of places 2 ride/ski, and there weren't 2 many people.

I went on a sat. My favorite mt. in japan
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Asahidake Ropeway
旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 24th September 2003
Asahidake Ropeway review by Mark
It is like skiing lift access backcountry and there are not many people to share it with. Lots of terain to explore. It is worth a few days to ski.

The powder was light dry and deep and we had it almost to ourselves. There is no ski patrol to give you a hard time which means you can do what you want
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Asahidake Ropeway

旭岳ロープウゥイ
Higashigawa Town, Hokkaido
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1600m
Min. elevation: 1100m
Vertical: 500m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 2500m
Number of lifts: 1

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