Ciao Ontake Snow Resort (Takayama City, Gifu)

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort
チャオ御岳スノーリゾート (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 3rd December 2016 until mid May 2017
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Ciao Ontake Snow Resort is located on the northern slopes of Mt Ontake, to the south east of central Takayama city in Gifu Prefecture (and close to the border with Nagano Prefecture). Getting there might not be as convenient as many resorts but the high elevation around 2000m and northerly slopes mean this resort often enjoys good powder conditions, and a long season as well. Ice climbing, snow shoe tours and snow rafting attractions are available at this resort. It has been operating since 1998.

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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Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 110cm 95cm 1st 200cm 130cm 1st 260cm 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 95cm 2nd 200cm 130cm 2nd 260cm 220cm
3rd - - 3rd 110cm 95cm 3rd 200cm 130cm 3rd 260cm 220cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 95cm 4th 210cm 130cm 4th 260cm 220cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 95cm 5th 210cm 130cm 5th 260cm 220cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 95cm 6th 210cm 130cm 6th 260cm 220cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 95cm 7th 220cm 140cm 7th 260cm 220cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 95cm 8th 220cm 140cm 8th 260cm 220cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 105cm 9th 220cm 140cm 9th 260cm 220cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 105cm 10th 240cm 180cm 10th 260cm 220cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 105cm 11th 240cm 180cm 11th 260cm 220cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 105cm 12th 240cm 180cm 12th 260cm 230cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 105cm 13th 240cm 180cm 13th 260cm 230cm
14th - - 14th 150cm 105cm 14th 240cm 180cm 14th 260cm 240cm
15th 60cm 50cm 15th 150cm 105cm 15th 240cm 170cm 15th 260cm 260cm
16th 60cm 50cm 16th 170cm 105cm 16th 240cm 170cm 16th 260cm 260cm
17th 60cm 60cm 17th 170cm 115cm 17th 240cm 170cm 17th 260cm 260cm
18th 70cm 85cm 18th 170cm 115cm 18th 240cm 170cm 18th 260cm 260cm
19th 70cm 85cm 19th 170cm 125cm 19th 250cm 170cm 19th 260cm 250cm
20th 70cm 85cm 20th 170cm 125cm 20th 250cm 170cm 20th 260cm 250cm
21st 70cm 85cm 21st 170cm 130cm 21st 250cm 170cm 21st 260cm 250cm
22nd 80cm 85cm 22nd 170cm 130cm 22nd 250cm 170cm 22nd 260cm 250cm
23rd 80cm 85cm 23rd 170cm 130cm 23rd 250cm 170cm 23rd 260cm 250cm
24th 80cm 85cm 24th 170cm 130cm 24th 260cm 170cm 24th 260cm 250cm
25th 90cm 85cm 25th 180cm 130cm 25th 260cm 170cm 25th 260cm 250cm
26th 90cm 85cm 26th 180cm 130cm 26th 260cm 170cm 26th 260cm 250cm
27th 90cm 85cm 27th 180cm 130cm 27th 260cm 180cm 27th 270cm 250cm
28th 90cm 85cm 28th 200cm 130cm 28th 260cm 180cm 28th 270cm 250cm
29th 90cm 95cm 29th 200cm 130cm 29th - 180cm 29th 270cm 250cm
30th 90cm 95cm 30th 200cm 130cm 30th 30th 270cm 250cm
31st 110cm 95cm 31st 200cm 130cm 31st 31st 270cm 250cm

Previous Statistics

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ciao Ontake Snow Resort. 
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 'Kids Park' is open on Saturdays and holidays only and is located at the base of the resort. Under 12's can enter for free, otherwise the charge is 500 yen.

There is also some 'Snow Rafting' which costs 500 yen per person for 1 time. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' at Ciao is located by the Number 1 Duo lift.  

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ciao Ontake Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4pm) 3,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 3,000 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Early Morning (7:30am-9:30am) 1,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,000 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
Gondola one-way 900 yen 900 yen 900 yen
Gondola return 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Children of elementary school age and below can ride the lifts for free at this resort.

The resort opens from 7:30am-9:30am for early skiing on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 18th March 2017.

The 1 Day and Morning lift tickets are valid for the early opening times.

Getting to Ciao Ontake Snow Resort

By public transport
53.6km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
72.6km from Inashi Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line is the closest station, 54km away.

Ina-shi Station on the Iida line is the closest station to the east in Nagano Prefecture and is about 73km from Ciao Ontake.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
57.6km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
72km from the Ina IC on the Nagano Expressway
95.2km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 361 (9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 435
This resort is located just off Prefecture Road 463, which in turn is just over 9km from Route 361 (also known as Kiso Highway).

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There are a number of car parks close to the base of the resort.

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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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Courses & terrain 75
Lift system 80
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