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 17th December 2016 until Monday 20th March 2017
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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 50cm 70cm 1st 170cm 180cm 1st 190cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 60cm 2nd 190cm 170cm 2nd 180cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 50cm 3rd 210cm 180cm 3rd 180cm 170cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 35cm 4th 190cm 170cm 4th 180cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 10cm 5th 180cm 185cm 5th 180cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 15cm 6th 170cm 180cm 6th 170cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 15cm 7th 200cm 180cm 7th 160cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 35cm 8th 230cm 170cm 8th 160cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 55cm 9th 220cm 170cm 9th 160cm 150cm
10th - - 10th 70cm 70cm 10th 220cm 200cm 10th 150cm 130cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 75cm 11th 220cm 210cm 11th 150cm 130cm
12th - - 12th 130cm 90cm 12th 240cm 200cm 12th 140cm 60cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 90cm 13th 230cm 180cm 13th 140cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 100cm 14th 230cm 160cm 14th 120cm 60cm
15th - - 15th 170cm 100cm 15th 220cm 160cm 15th 120cm 60cm
16th - - 16th 180cm 100cm 16th 220cm 160cm 16th 120cm 60cm
17th 40cm - 17th 160cm 100cm 17th 210cm 190cm 17th 120cm 60cm
18th 50cm - 18th 150cm 110cm 18th 190cm 190cm 18th 110cm 60cm
19th 40cm 20cm 19th 150cm 130cm 19th 200cm 160cm 19th 100cm 50cm
20th 20cm 20cm 20th 150cm 160cm 20th 200cm 160cm 20th 100cm 50cm
21st 20cm 20cm 21st 170cm 180cm 21st 200cm 140cm 21st - 40cm
22nd 20cm 10cm 22nd 160cm 180cm 22nd 200cm 150cm 22nd - -
23rd 10cm 10cm 23rd 190cm 180cm 23rd 190cm 140cm 23rd - -
24th 10cm 5cm 24th 210cm 180cm 24th 190cm 160cm 24th - -
25th 10cm 3cm 25th 210cm 190cm 25th 200cm 160cm 25th - -
26th 10cm 5cm 26th 190cm 190cm 26th 210cm 170cm 26th - -
27th 10cm 15cm 27th 180cm 180cm 27th 200cm 170cm 27th - -
28th 30cm 40cm 28th 160cm 180cm 28th 200cm 160cm 28th - -
29th 50cm 60cm 29th 160cm 170cm 29th - 160cm 29th - -
30th 60cm 70cm 30th 160cm 180cm 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm 70cm 31st 180cm 180cm 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 3 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 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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Season dates and information
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 next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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