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Number of lifts 1 ropeway Number of courses 4 Vertical 500 mtrs Highest point 1600 mtrs Steepest run 30 c Difficulty o Advanced 30% o Intermediate 50% o Beginner 20% Annual snowfall 14 mtrs Night ski No Terrain park No Kid’s park No Kiddies daycare No

Asahidake Ski Ropeway

Hokkaido, Japan

Asahidake is Hokkaido's highest mountain and on top of that it is an active volcano. It is not really a ski resort as such, more like a backcountry zone that you don't need to do any climbing for. Having said that it is exhilirating to make the 700 mtr climb to the summit where you can ride down through the smoke emitting fumaroles and that is one of the big alpine attractions at Asahidake (see the 7 day tour on the right). Although the "resort" has 4 courses, these are really more to aid you getting back to the ropeway as the bottom half is rather flat. It is much more fun to take some off piste runs (completely allowed and encourage) and then rejoin the groomers towards the bottom. The ropeway takes you about 500 mtrs up, and runs every 20 minutes. The 2 tours below often visit Asahidake. 10 day Hokkaido Unplugged tour 11 day Ultimate powder tour" tour

Asahidake Ropeway Reviews

Ultimate Powder ¥329,000
11 day hosted tour Chasing Japow all over Hokkaido 10 nights accommodation 8 guided ski days 7 days lift tickets All transfers Furano,Asahidake, Kamui Tomamu, Niseko back bowls Shiribetsu or Rusutsu Sapporo Kokusai, Backcountry gear
Hokkaido Unplugged ¥295,000
10 day hosted tour 9 nights lodge Breakfast daily Guide All transfers 7 day lift passes 7 days guiding Niseko back bowls Rusutsu, Teine, Kokusai Furano, Kamui, Kurodake Asahidake, Tomamu
Asahidake Ropeway Japan  Image courtesy of Photo Town Higashikawa    Click to see larger image