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Asahidake to Ropeway upper station on foot 2018/6/4 02:46
Hi everyone!
Does anybody know if there is a trail starting from Asahidake Onsen leading to Asahidake ropeway upper station. We are three friends that would like do some trekking in the Daisetsuzan Park.
We will arrive in Asahidake on November 10th and planned to do the trekking the next day. Unfortunately, we saw on the ropeway website that starting from the 11th it won't be operating. Thus, I would like to know if there's any chance to reach Sugatami station on foot.

Thank you in advance!
Erra91
by Enrico (guest)  

Re: Asahidake to Ropeway upper station on foot 2018/6/8 21:01
There is a trail as in this map below.
https://www.env.go.jp/park/common/data/05_daisetsu_map_e.pdf

However, you may not be able to climb along this route. No service in ropeway means offseason or snow season. Hokkaido is two months colder than in Tokyo. November in Hokkaido means January in Tokyo. Are you experienced winter climbers?

You may check the status there in last November. Scrawll down the Facebook site by Asahidake Visitor Center. They warn the severity of a winter mountain.
https://www.facebook.com/asahidake.vicitor/
This is a course guide of cross-country ski opened in November and December.
https://www.facebook.com/asahidake.vicitor/photos/pcb.1532990196740364...

The season for Daisetsuzan is from mid-June to early October. See bar charts in the sites below. Almost no one visits there already in October.
http://www.yamaquest.com/detail/taisetsuzan-2291/981.html
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamainfo/ptinfo.php?ptid=33658
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Re: Asahidake to Ropeway upper station on foot 2018/6/10 21:26
Dear Luisjp,

thank you so much for all the info.
Although trekking in the snow is no problem for us, we will definetely consider others options, starting from whether or not spend the night in Asahidake if we won't be able to properly visit the park.

Any suggestions or alternatives you recommend?

Thank you in advance,
Enrico
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Re: Asahidake to Ropeway upper station on foot 2018/6/11 22:18
In 2016, this person carried out five-hour trekking to the summit of Asahidake. You may use Google Translate, but the walking route seems only visible in the original. See the thumbnail photos. All were in snow, including Asahidake Onsen.
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/detail-1007582.html

However, in 2015, there was no snow at a similar date.
https://www.tripadvisor.jp/ShowUserReviews-g1120349-d7127364-r32660713...

This hotel recommends 8-km cross-country skiing organized by Asahidake Visitor Center in November.
https://www.bearmonte.jp/autumn_winter/

Their English page lists snowshoe trekking using the ropeway in November. The English site might be obsolete, but, the ropeway schedule is not shown for November in 2018.
https://www.hamano-hotels.co.jp/lang/hotel_bear_monte/en/activities/in...
http://asahidake.hokkaido.jp/en/#SCHEDULE

Anyway, they also list up some of the sightseeing spots nearby.
https://www.hamano-hotels.co.jp/lang/hotel_bear_monte/en/sightseeing/i...
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