Daisetsuzan Shirakaba-so Youth Hostel in Asahidake Onsen
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Shirakaba-so is an lodge for enjoying Daisetsuzan National Park Asahidake (hot spring).

The lodge supports cross-country skiing (course is right in front of the lodge), skiing, snowboarding, and mountain climbing (7-minute walk to the ropeway).

Meals are prepared to support athletes and training camps.

Onigiri (rice balls) are also available for those who cannot have breakfast at the time of departure, such as for mountain climbing.

We support long-term stays with the same reasonable rates (there is price increases in certain seasons of the year).

Mountain Climbbing

Mountain view during summer

Mountain view during winter

To the top of Mt. Asahidake ropeway (Sugatami no Ike Station)

Asahidake summit in 2 hrs and 30 min (when using the ropeway).

Kurodake in 7 hours.

Kurodake in 7 hours and Tomuraushi in 3 days.

Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway webite

Cross-Country Ski

One of the best XC courses in Japan

Asahidake Cross Country Course (1 minute walk)

The longest course is 7 km (1 hr. 30 min.) per lap.

Free of charge for guests who stays in the lodge.

 Daisetsuzan National Park Visitor Center (Management Facilities)

(Daisetsuzan National Park Asahidake Visitor Center)

Backcountry Ski

Slopes (1100m-1600m) beyond the forest limit (1500m) in Hokkaido

Difference in elevation: 500m

Maximum run distance: 4000m / Maximum slope: 30 degrees

Suitable for advanced skiers and boarders

Enjoyable until beigning of the May. 

(The steepness may change depending on the amount of snowfall.)

Walking path