Shirao (Gujo City, Gifu)

しらお (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Shirao is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture.

Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains either side of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway which connects Aichi Prefecture with Toyama Prefecture and the local road Route 156 (Hida Highway) which also runs through the valley. This region is especially popular with people living in or visiting the Kansai regions of western Japan like Nagoya, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto and Osaka. Train links aren't the most convenient and so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus tours.

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the central region of Honshu island, and it one of only a handful of landlocked prefectures. It shares borders with (from the north) Toyama, Nagano, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Fukui and Ishikawa. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gifu are located in the northern region of the prefecture – in Gujo city, Takayama city, Hida city and Shirakawa village.

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Shirao Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Shirao. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is at the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'CHP Board Park' and 'Snow Cross Course' at Shirao, both by Shirabaka course area. 

Shirao Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 4:00am until 4:20pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:20pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Shirao is open from 8am until 4:20pm on weekdays.

On weekends and holidays during the peak season it opens at 4am.

Shirao Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
1 Day (4am-4:20pm) 4,500 yen 2,500 yen 3,000 yen
Early Morning (4am-9am) 2,500 yen 1,000 yen
Morning (4am-1pm) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (8am-4:20pm) 3,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:20pm) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays only) 2,000 yen 1,000 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen

Getting to Shirao

By public transport
9km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
15.1km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Dynaland is about 9km from the Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line.

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No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
8km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
17.6km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
At the Shirotori IC exit of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway, turn right onto Prefecture Road 82 and follow the road for about 3.5km to some traffic lights. Turn right to keep on Road 82 - this road continues up to the Shirao car park.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car
Parking is available close to the base of Shirao for 1000 vehicles. On weekdays parking is free. On Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and over New Year there is a 1000 yen charge.

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Season dates and information
The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the next few months in time for the upcoming ski season. (Updated: late August 2017)
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