Hirugano Kogen is a fairly small ski area located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is located by the side of Route 156. Recently some new snow making machines have been brought in at Hirugano Kogen to help nature when necessary.
Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains on 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. However, train links aren't the most convenient, so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus.
Hirugano Kogen Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hirugano Kogen.
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available.
Hirugamo Kids Land features a long sledding course and a snow escalator and is a safe place for children to play in the snow. Also featuring kamakura igloos. Entry is 1,000 yen for children and 500 yen for adults. (Free with valid lift tickets).
Snow Rafting is 500 yen per person.
There is no specific snow park area.
Hirugano Kogen Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:3am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Hirugano Kogen is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm on weekdays and from 8:00am on weekends and holidays.
There is no night skiing at this ski area.
Hirugano Kogen Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary & Junior High age
High teen (16-18 year old)
55 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
Season Ticket (all)
Season Ticket (weekdays only)
2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets
A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,600 yen.
The quad lift requires 2 lift coupons if using the coupon point system.
Ladies Day is every Thursday (apart from 30th December 2021). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.
Getting to Hirugano Kogen
By public transport
15.5km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
21.5km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Hirugano Kogen is about 15.5km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 21.5km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.
A free shuttle bus operates between the Takasu Mountain group ski areas in the region.
Various bus tours are available from the Kansai region.
No shuttle bus service from local train stations is available.
6.3km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.3km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
12.4km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (0.1km away)
Hirugano Kogen is located by the side of Route 156.
The closest exit on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway is the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit.
From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit, head towards Prefecture Road 321. Turn left and follow the road back under the expressway for around 4.5km until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway). Turn right on Route 156 until reaching Hirugano Kogen less than 1km further on the right.
The Takasu IC exit is a little over 12km from the ski hill base. Turn left at the Takasu IC exit and follow Prefecture Road 45 for just under 3.5km until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway). Turn right onto Route 156 and continue for about 9km until reaching Hirugano Kogen which is on the right hand side of the road.
About 5-10 minutes from Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC (requires ETC card). About 25 minutes from Takasu IC.
There is parking for 180 vehicles at the ski area and a further 480 vehicles close-by. Parking is 1,000 yen per car every day of the season.
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