Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hounokidaira
ほおのき平 (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 10th December 2016 until Friday 31st March 2017
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Hounokidaira is located in Takayama city in the northern region of Gifu Prefecture. It is the largest ski hill in Takayama and has been operating since 1971. Hirayu Onsen is close-by.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Gifu region

The Mountain

1550m
350m
1200m
42"
16
2000m
5
25%
35%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 4 0 0

Hounokidaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
16/17
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15/16
season
16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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16/17
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15/16
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1st - - 1st 40cm 30cm 1st 170cm 110cm 1st 170cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 40cm 2nd 180cm 100cm 2nd 160cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 40cm 3rd 180cm 100cm 3rd 160cm 90cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 40cm 4th 180cm 100cm 4th 160cm 90cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 40cm 5th 180cm 100cm 5th 160cm 90cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 40cm 6th 160cm 100cm 6th 160cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 40cm 7th 170cm 100cm 7th 160cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 40cm 8th 170cm 100cm 8th 160cm 80cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 40cm 9th 170cm 100cm 9th 160cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 50cm 10th 170cm 120cm 10th 160cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 50cm 11th 170cm 120cm 11th 160cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 50cm 12th 170cm 120cm 12th 160cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 50cm 13th 170cm 120cm 13th 160cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 50cm 14th 170cm 80cm 14th 160cm 70cm
15th 25cm 20cm 15th 120cm 50cm 15th 170cm 80cm 15th 160cm 80cm
16th 40cm 20cm 16th 150cm 60cm 16th 170cm 80cm 16th 160cm 70cm
17th 40cm 20cm 17th 150cm 60cm 17th 170cm 80cm 17th 160cm 70cm
18th 40cm 20cm 18th 150cm 60cm 18th 170cm 80cm 18th 160cm 70cm
19th 40cm 20cm 19th 150cm 70cm 19th 170cm 80cm 19th 160cm 70cm
20th 40cm 20cm 20th 150cm 90cm 20th 170cm 80cm 20th 160cm 70cm
21st 40cm 20cm 21st 170cm 100cm 21st 180cm 80cm 21st 160cm 70cm
22nd 40cm 20cm 22nd 170cm 100cm 22nd 180cm 80cm 22nd 160cm -
23rd 40cm 20cm 23rd 170cm 100cm 23rd 180cm 80cm 23rd 160cm -
24th 40cm 20cm 24th 180cm 100cm 24th 180cm 80cm 24th 160cm -
25th 40cm 20cm 25th 180cm 120cm 25th 180cm 80cm 25th 160cm -
26th 40cm 20cm 26th 180cm 120cm 26th 180cm 80cm 26th 160cm -
27th 30cm 30cm 27th 180cm 120cm 27th 180cm 80cm 27th 160cm -
28th 40cm 30cm 28th 180cm 120cm 28th 180cm 80cm 28th 160cm -
29th 40cm 30cm 29th 180cm 110cm 29th - 80cm 29th 160cm -
30th 40cm 30cm 30th 170cm 110cm 30th 30th 160cm -
31st 40cm 30cm 31st 170cm 110cm 31st 31st 160cm -

Previous Statistics

Hounokidaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hounokidaira. 
Rental
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
There is a 'Kids Area' near the base which includes a moving belt and 'monster tubing' course. Entrance is 600 yen (and 1,000 yen for two parents). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hounokidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Opening times vary depending on weather conditions, according to the ski hill themselves!

Hounokidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,800 yen 3,100 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,450 yen 1,850 yen 1,850 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,050 yen 1,550 yen 1,550 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 250 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,500 yen 2,000 yen

Getting to Hounokidaira

By public transport
Train
Train
26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
43.3km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
Transport Information
Information
Hounokidaira is about 26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
29.9km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
54.9km from the Matsumoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
124km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Hounokidaira is located just off the main Route 158 to the east of central Takayama city.

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kute 447
Nyukawa-cho
Takayama-shi
Gifu-ken
506-2252
Telephone
Telephone
0577-79-2244
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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