Hida Kawai (Hida City, Gifu)

Hida Kawai
飛騨かわい (岐阜県 飛騨市)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until mid March 2017
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Hida Kawai is located in Hida city in the north-eastern region of Gifu Prefecture.

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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The Mountain

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Hida Kawai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 10cm 1st 120cm 50cm 1st 100cm 70cm
2nd - - 2nd - 10cm 2nd 120cm 50cm 2nd 100cm 70cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd 130cm 50cm 3rd 100cm 70cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th 130cm 50cm 4th 100cm 70cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th 120cm 50cm 5th 100cm 50cm
6th - - 6th - 0cm 6th 120cm 50cm 6th 90cm 50cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th 120cm 50cm 7th 90cm 50cm
8th - - 8th - 5cm 8th 140cm 50cm 8th 90cm 50cm
9th - - 9th - 10cm 9th 140cm 50cm 9th 90cm 50cm
10th - - 10th - 10cm 10th 150cm 60cm 10th 90cm 50cm
11th - - 11th - 10cm 11th 150cm 70cm 11th 110cm 50cm
12th - - 12th - 10cm 12th 160cm 70cm 12th 110cm 40cm
13th - - 13th 60cm - 13th 160cm 70cm 13th - 40cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 15cm 14th 160cm 60cm 14th - -
15th - - 15th 110cm 15cm 15th 150cm 50cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th 130cm 15cm 16th 150cm 50cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th 130cm 15cm 17th 150cm 50cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th 140cm - 18th 140cm 50cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th 120cm 35cm 19th 140cm 50cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th 120cm 40cm 20th 130cm 50cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st 130cm 40cm 21st 130cm 50cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 130cm 50cm 22nd 130cm 50cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 140cm 50cm 23rd 110cm 50cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 140cm 50cm 24th 110cm 40cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 150cm 60cm 25th 110cm 40cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 160cm 60cm 26th 110cm 40cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 150cm 60cm 27th 110cm 40cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 150cm 60cm 28th 110cm 40cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 140cm 50cm 29th - 40cm 29th - -
30th - - 30th 130cm 50cm 30th 30th - -
31st - - 31st 130cm 50cm 31st 31st - -

Hida Kawai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Hida Kawai on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and other items are also available to rent.
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' features a gentle family course, sledging and a slider. It is free to use.

There is an area for snowmobiling inside a netted area (charged).

There is also a kids corner in the Cupid House base lodge that is free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park.

A Snowmobile area for adults is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Hida Kawai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hida Kawai is open from 8:30am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30pm until 4:30pm on holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hida Kawai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend and holidays) 3,600 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 1,800 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,100 yen 2,100 yen
Afternoon (from 11:30am) 2,600 yen 1,100 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Season Ticket 23,000 yen 10,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A number of Family tickets are also available:

Weekends & holidays - 1 adult and 1 child for 4,500 yen
Weekends and holidays - 2 adults and 1 child for 7,000 yen
Additional children for an extra 1,500 yen

A special season ticket that is valid for 1 adult and 1 child is available for 29,000 yen.

Getting to Hida Kawai

By public transport
13.1km from Hida Hosoe Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
26.9km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
Transport Information
Hida Hosoe Station on the Takayaka Honsen line is just over 8km away, and the larger Hida Furukawa Station is 13km away.
No shuttle bus service information is available.

A taxi from the station takes about 25 minutes.
By Car
22.8km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
70.5km from the Toyama IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 41 (8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 75
Hida Kawai can be found just 2km or so off the Prefecture Road 75 and about 8km from Route 41.

It is about 23km from the Takayama IC exit on the Chubu Jukan Expressway.

From the exit head north on Route 41 and then at the Kamino traffic lights turn left onto Prefecture Road 471 and then follow Road 75 to head to the ski hill.

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Parking is available at the base of Hida Kawai and is free every day of the season.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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 coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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