Heavens Sonohara

Heavens Sonohara has partnered with Sanrio to bring you “Hello Kitty at the Ski Resort”. This popular attraction can be enjoyed by all Hello Kitty enthusiasts from children to adults. Heavens Sonohara Ski Resort is limited only to skiers so guests can enjoy their skiing experience to the fullest. 

Why Heavens Sonohara 

Heavens Sonohara Main Features 

  1. Meet Hello Kitty and find exclusive Hello Kitty goods at the gift shop. 

  1. Relax and have fun at this skiing-only resort. 

  1. Separate children/beginner and intermediate/advanced courses. 

  1. Hirugami Hot Springs just 10 minutes away by car. 

  1. Located only 1.5 hours from Nagoya. 

  1. Numerous Hello Kitty events, including skiing down the slopes with Kitty. 

  1. For the 2010-2011 season, children’s rates apply for 6 to 16 year-olds. (Children up to 5 years old are free) 

  1. Following the Italian Ski method, our ski school provides lessons to skiers of all ages and levels. 

Good access, 5 minutes from Sonohara IC on the Chuo Expressway! The slopes are limited to skiers! You can easily enjoy playing in the snow and winter mountains!

The skier-only 4 courses have good snow quality and can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced skiers (no snowboards!). 

The snow play slope “Kids World” has been renewed! The area has doubled. 

Since the altitude is 1600m, there is little concern about lack of snow, and the sunny weather rate is 80% or more. 

In addition to skiing, there are plenty of activities such as snowshoes and tree houses, so you can easily enjoy playing in the snow and winter mountains! Access is very convenient. 

5 minutes after getting off the Chuo Expressway Sonohara IC. You will arrive at the parking lot in about 60 minutes from Nagoya. It is a 10-minute drive to Hirugami Onsen, which is famous for its beauty hot springs. After skiing, why not spend some time in the hot springs?

Lift fee

Gondola lift 1-day ticket Adults 4200 YEN (33 USD), elementary and junior high school students 2400 YEN (19 USD), afternoon tickets adults 3700 YEN (29 USD), elementary and junior high school students 2200 YEN

Rental information

Rental fee Ski set is 3800 YEN (30 USD) for adults, 3600 YEN (28 USD) for elementary and junior high school students, Wear set is 3800 YEN (30 USD) for adults, 3100 YEN (25 USD) for elementary and junior high school students.

Access by traffic access

By public transport

45 minutes by taxi from Iida Station on the Iida Line

By car

From the Chuo Expressway Sonohara IC, take National Routes 153 and 256 toward the ski resort, and it’s about 3 km by car. There is a FREE parking lot (1500 cars). 

*24 hours a day, parking lot 1 is not available from 18:00 to 22:00, free on weekdays, free on Saturdays and holidays.

Ski resort name

Heavens Sonohara SNOW WORLD


3731-4 Chisato, Achi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano 395-0304





Official page


business hours



1,500 units

credit card



Center House Restaurant Bath / Hot Spring / SPA

ticket for lift

Gondola lift 1-day ticket
Gondola lift afternoon ticket
Gondola round-trip ticket
Snowshoe ticket
Lift coupon ticket
Lift 1-time ticket
Kids World admission ticket
Season passport
Gondola lift ticket Persons with disabilities


Heavens Sonohara Pro Ski School




Yes (Kids Park)





Scheduled opening date

Depends on season

Scheduled closing date

Depends on season