Resort Spotlight: Asahi Tengston Snow Park (Shimame)


Asahi Tengston Snow Park
Hamada, Shimane

2017-2018 Season

Asahi Tengston Snow Park is located in Shimane Prefecture in Western Japan, to the north of Hiroshima City.

Well known in Western Japan for it's natural powder snow, the whole area of Asahi Tengston is surrounded by beautiful forests and is one of the best natural surroundings for a ski resort in the region.

360 degree panoramic views, over to the Japan Sea and a top to bottom run of 3000m are features of this ski and snowboard resort.

Variation and variety of slopes as well as easy access - just 8km from the nearest exit of the Hamada Expressway - make the ski resort a popular choice.



Course name Length Max grad Ave
Challenge Course (A) 1000m 30° 20° 30-70m
Forest Course (B) 1000m 25° 7° 30-50m
Skywalk Course (C) 1000m 25° 7° 30-50m
Panorama Course (D) 1300m 30° 10° 30-50m
Center Course (E) 900m 27° 25° 30-70m
Smile Kids Park (F)        
Dynamic Course (G) 1600m 30° 11° 30-70m
Super Dynamic Course (H) 1000m 30° 28° 30-70m

Smile Kids Park

The Smile Kids Park is a safe area separate from the main ski courses and features a snow escalator and other fun items for children to enjoy. Entry is 500 yen for 1 day or free with a valid ski lift ticket.


Lift Tickets

  Adult Child
(3-15 year olds)
(over 50 years)
One day ticket (open to 5pm) 4,500 yen 2,000 yen 4,000 yen
5 hour ticket 3,500 yen 1,800 yen 3,000 yen
3 hour ticket 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
Gondola only (1 way) 1,200 yen 700 yen 1,100 yen
Smile Kids Park (1 day) 500 yen 500 yen 500 yen

The resort is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm daily

Equipment Rental

Ski, snowboard and wear Adult Child
Ski set (skis, boots and poles) 3,600 yen 2,100 yen
Snowboard set (board and boots) 3,600 yen 2,100 yen
Wear (jacket and pants) 3,600 yen 1,600 yen

* Special rental discount rates available for groups of over 10 (five days in advance booking required)

How to get to Asahi Tengston

Asahi Tengston is just 8km from the Mizuho IC of the Hanada Expressway using Prefecture Road number 5. There is parking at the base for 1300 vehicles.

Number 1 Car Park
1000 yen per day for normal vehicles on weekends and national holidays (free on normal weekdays).
Number 2 Car Park
Free for normal vehicles.  A free shuttle bus is available between Number 2 Car Park and base.

>> For a map showing the location of Asahi Tengston please view this page on SnowJapan.


Information on other resorts in the Smile Resorts group:

- Maiko Snow Resort (Minamiuonuma, Niigata)
- Muica Snow Resort (Minamiuonuma, Niigata)
- Ninox Snow Park (Shibata, Niigata)
- Yuzawa Nakazato Ski Resort (Yuzawa, Niigata)

Information on the Cupid Valley resort can be found here.