Asahidake
Situated in Daisetsuzan National Park (literally translated as 'big snow mountains'), Asahidake is Hokkaido's tallest mountain standing at 2,290m. It lies inland in the centre of Hokkaido, and has some of the driest snow in the world. Because Asahidake is in a National Park, it has no resort and is serviced only
by the gondola and park rangers. The 100 person cable car takes you to 1,600m where you can come out to see the puffing smoke of this volcanic mountain.
The Daisetsuzan mountain ranges around Asahidake are said to be the roof of Hokkaido receiving metres and metres of snow. In 2006, the ropeway had to
close as February brought too much snow. Asahidake is a fun and challenging mountain best for experienced riders and on clear weather days, as this remote
big mountain can be difficult to orientate in conditions of low visibility. Asahidake also has a hot spring which you can relax in after a day's riding in the
garden of deities. The Ainu people called the Daisetsuzan mountains "Kamui Mintara" (the garden where the deities play).
Access- Around 1 hour by car from Asahikawa.
   
Asahidake Resort Information
Max. Elevation 1600m
Min. Elevation 1100m
Mountain Vertical Height 500m
Number of courses 4 (off piste as NP)
Longest course 4000m
Night Skiing No
Park Facilities No
Ski & Snowboard Rental No
       
 
Lifts Cable Gondola Quad Triple Double Single
  1          
Terrain Easy 25% Intermediate 50% Advanced 25%
Lift Tickets Adults Children
1 Day 3,800 Yen 1,900 Yen
Half Day 2,800 Yen 1,400 Yen
Season N/A  
Website http://www.asahidakeropeway.com/
   
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