Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hounokidaira
ほおのき平 (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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. This ski hill features a number of off-piste ungroomed areas.

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

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
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd - 40cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd - 40cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th - 50cm 8th - 170cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 60cm 9th - 170cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 170cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 160cm
12th - - 12th - 70cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 160cm
13th - - 13th - 80cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 160cm
14th - - 14th - 100cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 160cm
15th - 25cm 15th - 120cm 15th - 170cm 15th - 160cm
16th - 40cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 170cm 16th - 160cm
17th - 40cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 170cm 17th - 160cm
18th - 40cm 18th - 150cm 18th - 170cm 18th - 160cm
19th - 40cm 19th - 150cm 19th - 170cm 19th - 160cm
20th - 40cm 20th - 150cm 20th - 170cm 20th - 160cm
21st - 40cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 180cm 21st - 160cm
22nd - 40cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 160cm
23rd - 40cm 23rd - 170cm 23rd - 180cm 23rd - 160cm
24th - 40cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 180cm 24th - 160cm
25th - 40cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 180cm 25th - 160cm
26th - 40cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 180cm 26th - 160cm
27th - 30cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 160cm
28th - 40cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 160cm
29th - 40cm 29th - 180cm 29th - - 29th - 160cm
30th - 40cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st - 40cm 31st - 170cm 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 'Kojiro Rand' kids area near the base which includes a moving belt and tubing course. Entrance is 600 yen (and 1,000 yen for two parents). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. There are a number of off-piste areas. 

Hounokidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid 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 3,200 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 1,650 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 16,500 yen 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A season ticket for Junior High school age students is 18,500 yen.

A season ticket for Senior High school age students is 24,500 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
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Message updated on 22nd Nov 2017
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