Asahidake Ropeway

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Overall
3.4

If we had a describe Asahidake in one word, it would be freeriding. With just one lift up, the resort is basically a sidecountry mountain, and where you go if you want to take your skiing to the next level. With no public transport to the resort, driving is essential; especially as there is no lodging nearby. Staying in Asahikawa is a preferable option, which is an hour away although times could vary depending on the winter road conditions.

Asahidake Ropeway vs
Asahidake RopewayAkakura Kanko
beginner20 %40 %
intermediate50 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
expert--
total runs4 10
ski area49ac -
summit elevation5,249ft 4,921ft
total lifts1 7
child lift ticketFree ¥3,000 JPY ($26 USD)
adult lift ticket¥1,200 JPY ($11 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall--
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Asahidake Ropeway Reviews

Average 3.4 / 5
based on 9 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!3.8 / 5May 27, 2018
Linda C. Linda C.
advanced skier
Asahidake is away from the crowds and the basics of only 2 cat tracks and if you venture away from the cat tracks you can be rewarded with chest deep powder! Definitely a must to do if your keen for pow pow!... More
Average!3.2 / 5May 01, 2018
Ruairi S. Ruairi S.
advanced snowboarder
Some amazing back country and powder, but avoid the groomers unless visibility is poor. Very much a back country paradise for powhounds and experienced skiers and snowboarders. It's a good idea to go with a group here.... More
Average!3.5 / 5Dec 29, 2017
JSJessi S.
intermediate snowboarder
Asahidake Ropeway is actually on an active volcano. This resort has a great amount of powder. The snow is cold due to the height of the mountain. The mountain has limited facilities, but is truly great for powder-seekers!... More
Average!2.5 / 5Dec 13, 2017
SPSimon P.
expert skier
This is not a ski resort. There is only one ropeway which is mainly for summer use, but the insane amounts of light powder snow have attracted many backcountry skiers and boarders. The terrain is not ideal for skiing, as there are many flat areas on the way back to the bottom. The only pistes are a few cattracks which make the flatspots passable.... More
Good!3.5 / 5Dec 06, 2017
SHSam H.
advanced snowboarder
Amazing resort with some of the most scenic views you've ever seen. This is the type of resort and riding you see in DVDs. Not for beginners and a guide is an extremely good idea for all levels at the start at a minimum. Epic tree runs, steep drops and crazy speeds. Love every minute of it but scares the shit out of you.... More
Good!3.8 / 5Dec 05, 2017
PGPete G.
advanced snowboarder
Some of the best snow quality to be found in Hokkaido exists in the area surrounding Asahidake. The access provided by just a quick ride up the Ropeway is incredible. You can easily tour from the top fo the ropeway to the Volcano or just lap the ropeway for days. Only downside is how flat it gets in certain spots which is really only an issue if... More
Average!2.9 / 5Dec 04, 2017
RPRay P.
advanced snowboarder
Backcountry fun! Serviced by a Dual gondola the Asahidake ropeway offers only a groomed access road, the rest is 100% up to you to find your way down. When the weather plays right, there's an abundance of jumps and drops. Possibly some of the best terrain in Japan. If you're new to Asahidake, a guide would be recommended.... More
Good!3.6 / 5Dec 04, 2017
JCJoel C.
advanced snowboarder
A simple rope way up to the top takes you to some of the best powder runs in Japan. It's harsh on windy days so wrap up warm. There are a number of runs a small hike from the top of the rope way as well as the tracked runs. All lead down to a gentle run through the forest to the bottom. It always seems to be quiet with no real queues.... More

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