Asahidake Facilities

Asahidake Facilities 

Asahidake Hokkaido is a no frills ski area with very limited services and facilities. Shopping and dining opportunities are limited to the ropeway station at the base of the ski area and the few hotels nearby. There is a small visitor’s centre which is open during winter, but its primary purpose is to service the many summer tourists who visit for the hiking.

On-Mountain Dining

There is one cafeteria upstairs in the Asahidake ropeway building with typical fast-food Japanese dishes such as ramen and rice dishes. The food is high-quality and very reasonably priced. There is now an English menu and the ladies working in the cafeteria have been working on their English to yell out the order numbers!

There’s also a kiosk downstairs selling snacks such as pork buns for those who want to eat on the run (or whilst you’re waiting for the ropeway).

Facilities for Children

There are no specific facilities for children at Asahidake Hokkaido.

Asahidake Ski and Snowboard School

You’ll have to teach yourself!

Asahidake Ski Hire & Backcountry Equipment Rental

There is no ski hire or snowboard rental available on-mountain at the ropeway station. It is recommended that you BYO equipment to Asahidake. Alternatively your Asahidake tour guide can facilitate equipment rentals on your behalf from Furano suppliers.

Other Facilities

There are no ATMs at Asahidake, so cash up on yen before you arrive because they don’t accept credit cards for food or souvenirs.

Free wifi is available in the ropeway station.

Asahidake Shopping

There is a very small shop downstairs in the ropeway building selling Asahidake souvenirs including T-shirts and trinkets, as well as confectionary giftware and sundries such as sunscreen. The Asahidake shop also has basic ski and snowboard accessories (e.g. beanies, gloves). For substantial ski or snowboard requirements, you’ll need to go shopping in Asahikawa.

The Asahidake shop also sells a few beverages and food items such as noodles, and a couple of the Asahidake hotels have very basic sundries shops with snacks and limited beverages. Stock up in Furano or Asahikawa for any required supplies before you arrive, or alternatively there are vending machines (of course!!) in the hostel and hotels selling snacks, beers and yummy Chu-His (yummy alcopops).