Heavens Sonohara Snow World (Achi Village, Nagano)

Heavens Sonohara Snow World
ヘブンスそのはらSNOW WORLD (長野県 阿智村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 26th March 2017
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Heavens Sonohara Snow World is located in Achi village in the south-western region of Nagano Prefecture. Heavens Sonohara is a skiers-only resort meaning that snowboarders are not allowed on the slopes. The resort features a 12 person gondola. Be sure to look out for Hello Kitty. This character association means that it is particular popular with families with children. It was first opened in 1996. The ski hills in this region are within easy reach of the Aichi, Gifu and Shizuoka areas.

Nagano Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the main island of Honshu. Most of the Northern Alps, Central Alps and Southern Alps are located within Nagano (along with neighbouring prefectures). Nagano has the second highest number of ski and snowboard resorts in all of Japan and they are spread around the whole prefecture. Nagano city and many of the major ski resorts are located in the northern region.

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The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Heavens Sonohara Snow World is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 45cm 1st 130cm 110cm 1st 130cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 45cm 2nd 130cm 110cm 2nd 130cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 60cm 45cm 3rd 130cm 110cm 3rd 140cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 45cm 4th 130cm 110cm 4th 140cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 45cm 5th 130cm 110cm 5th 140cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 45cm 6th 130cm 110cm 6th 140cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 45cm 7th 130cm 110cm 7th 140cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 45cm 8th 130cm 110cm 8th 140cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 95cm 45cm 9th 130cm 110cm 9th 140cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 100cm 45cm 10th 135cm 110cm 10th 145cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 45cm 11th 140cm 110cm 11th 145cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 50cm 12th 140cm 110cm 12th 145cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 50cm 13th 140cm 110cm 13th 145cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 50cm 14th 140cm 110cm 14th 145cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 120cm 60cm 15th 140cm 95cm 15th 145cm 110cm
16th - - 16th 120cm 60cm 16th 140cm 95cm 16th 145cm 110cm
17th - - 17th 120cm 60cm 17th 140cm 95cm 17th 145cm 110cm
18th - - 18th 120cm 60cm 18th 135cm 95cm 18th 145cm 110cm
19th - 30cm 19th 120cm 60cm 19th 135cm 95cm 19th 140cm 110cm
20th - 30cm 20th 120cm 70cm 20th 135cm 95cm 20th 135cm 90cm
21st - 30cm 21st 120cm 80cm 21st 135cm 95cm 21st 135cm 90cm
22nd - 30cm 22nd 120cm 80cm 22nd 135cm 95cm 22nd 150cm 90cm
23rd 60cm 30cm 23rd 120cm 80cm 23rd 135cm 95cm 23rd 150cm 90cm
24th 60cm 30cm 24th 130cm 100cm 24th 130cm 95cm 24th 150cm 90cm
25th 60cm 30cm 25th 130cm 110cm 25th 130cm 95cm 25th 150cm 80cm
26th 60cm 30cm 26th 130cm 120cm 26th 130cm 95cm 26th 150cm 80cm
27th 60cm 35cm 27th 130cm 110cm 27th 130cm 100cm 27th - 80cm
28th 50cm 35cm 28th 130cm 110cm 28th 130cm 100cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 40cm 29th 130cm 110cm 29th - 100cm 29th - -
30th 50cm 40cm 30th 130cm 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 45cm 31st 130cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Heavens Sonohara Snow World. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
A 'Kids World' area (sledging) is located near the Number 6 lift. 500 yen entry. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late 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
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,150 yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
Half Day 3,450 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Gondola (return) 2,200 yen 1,100 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen 16,000 yen 19,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information The afternoon ticket is valid from 12 noon until 4:30pm.

Getting to Heavens Sonohara Snow World

By public transport
21.9km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
24.3km from Iida Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is 22km from Tenryukyo Station and just over 24km from Iida Station on the Iida line.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
2.9km from the Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway
14.1km from the Iida Yamamoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 256 (5.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 477
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is about 3km from the Sonohara IC exit of the Chuo Expressway.

At the Sonohara IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 477 and follow the signs to resort base.

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Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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