Ski Asahi Dake
The Asahi Dake area is an adventure skier's paradise. Asahi Dake village is at the base of Hokkaido's highest mountain, Mt. Asahi (2290 M). This area is famous for its access to the huge Daisetsusan National Park, its hot spring baths, extreme skiing and a powder snow season that can last three to four months. The area is serviced by a gondola that gives lift serviced access to unroped, untouched powder bowls that stretch as far as the eye can see. The terrain varies from steep and fast to gentle and drifting through the Silver Birch and Hokkaido Red Pine forests. The nightly top ups, when the northwesterly rolls over Hokkaido, are legendary.
Accommodation here is in a superb Lodge made of Douglas Fir with generous healthy meals and delightful hosts. Like many of our accommodations, you can relax in the in house natural hot spring baths after your day in the powder.
Cross Country, Telemarkers and Back Country skiers are in paradise here. 7.5 km of track cut for classic or skating, touring either above or below the tree line or telemarking the gondola serviced powder bowls.
Ski area lifts are limited to one 100 person gondola. There is no ski school and the skiing possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Asahi Dake does cater for all levels of skier from beginner to intermediate. However, to ski the lift assisted powder runs and back country bowls you need to be of an intermediate to advanced level in your skiing.
Warning: Asahi Dake is serviced by one gondola only and does not offer resort facilities such as ski school or comprehensive ski hire. This gondola can close in bad weather and there are no ticket refunds in the event of closure. There are no shops here. During severe weather caution is required above the lift line due to white out, extreme cold and possible blizzard conditions.