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: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 17th December 2018]

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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. In the evening there is a special 'Winter Night Tour: Stars by Naked' event that is described as 'the best night sky entertainment in Japan' and uses projection mapping (from 10th December 2018).

Heavens Sonohara Snow World has been operating since 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.

Regional information Learn more about the Nagano region

The Mountain

1600m
225m
1375m
30"
5
2000m
6
25%
25%
50%
Skiers
100%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
0%
0 1 1 0 4 0 0
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
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 - 60cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 120cm
2nd - - 2nd - 65cm 2nd - 95cm 2nd - 120cm
3rd - - 3rd - 65cm 3rd - 100cm 3rd - 120cm
4th - - 4th - 65cm 4th - 100cm 4th - 120cm
5th - - 5th - 65cm 5th - 105cm 5th - 120cm
6th - - 6th - 65cm 6th - 110cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th - 65cm 7th - 110cm 7th - 90cm
8th - - 8th - 65cm 8th - 110cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 65cm 9th - 110cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - 75cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 80cm
11th - - 11th - 75cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 80cm
12th - - 12th - 75cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 80cm
13th - - 13th - 75cm 13th - 120cm 13th - 80cm
14th - - 14th - 75cm 14th - 120cm 14th - 80cm
15th - - 15th - 75cm 15th - 120cm 15th - 80cm
16th - - 16th - 75cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 70cm
17th - - 17th - 75cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 60cm
18th - - 18th - 70cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 60cm
19th - - 19th - 70cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 60cm
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 60cm
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 55cm
22nd - - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 55cm
23rd - 55cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 120cm 23rd - 50cm
24th - 55cm 24th - 80cm 24th - 120cm 24th - 50cm
25th - 55cm 25th - 85cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 50cm
26th - 55cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 120cm 26th - -
27th - 55cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 120cm 27th - -
28th - 60cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 120cm 28th - -
29th - 60cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 60cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 60cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Heavens Sonohara Snow World. 
Rental
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. The entry charge is 500 yen. 
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 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
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

There is a special 'Winter Night Tour: Stars by Naked' that is described as 'the best night sky entertainment in Japan' that uses projection mapping... that starts from 10th December.

Heavens Sonohara Snow World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Pre-school
Older Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,150 yen yen 2,400 yen 2,400 yen
PM Ticket 3,450 yen yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Gondola Return 2,200 yen yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen yen 200 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 32,000 yen yen 16,000 yen 16,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The afternoon ticket is valid from 12:00 noon until 4:30pm.

The 1 Day ticket includes use of gondola and ski lifts.

Entry to the Kids World is 500 yen.

Getting to Heavens Sonohara Snow World

By public transport
Train
Train
21.9km from Tenryukyo Station on the Iida Line
24.3km from Iida Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Information
Heavens Sonohara Snow World is 22km from Tenryukyo Station and just over 24km from Iida Station on the Iida line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on the Chuo Expressway

About 50 minutes from Nagoya by car.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort for around 1,500 vehicles. Parking is free every day.

* Those going for the 'Winter Night Tour' event - use the Number 1 car park.

More Information

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Address
Address
Chisato 3731-4
Achi-mura
Shimoina-gun
Nagano-ken
395-0304
Telephone
Telephone
0265-44-2311
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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