Hirugano Kogen (Gujo City, Gifu)

Hirugano Kogen
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 25th December 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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Hirugano Kogen is a fairly small ski hill located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is located just by the side of Route 156.

Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains 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. Train links aren't the most convenient and so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus tours.

Fort the 2020-2021 season some new snow making machines have been brought in to help nature when necessary.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area grouped up to create 'Takasu Mountains' and a joint lift ticket is available. The ski areas included are Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and Gujo Vacance Village (though curiously the joint ticket is not valid at that last one). A shuttle bus between the resorts is planned.

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 Gujo region

The Mountain

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Hirugano Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 100cm 1st - 170cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - - 2nd - 110cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd - 130cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 140cm
4th - - 4th - 130cm 4th - 170cm 4th - 140cm
5th - - 5th - 130cm 5th - 170cm 5th - 140cm
6th - - 6th - 130cm 6th - 170cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th - 130cm 7th - 170cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th - 150cm 8th - 170cm 8th - 90cm
9th - - 9th - 170cm 9th - 170cm 9th - 90cm
10th - - 10th - 200cm 10th - 170cm 10th - 90cm
11th - - 11th - 200cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 90cm
12th - - 12th - 200cm 12th - 170cm 12th - 90cm
13th - - 13th - 200cm 13th - 170cm 13th - 70cm
14th - - 14th - 200cm 14th - 170cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th - 200cm 15th - 150cm 15th - 70cm
16th - - 16th - 200cm 16th - 150cm 16th - 70cm
17th - - 17th - 200cm 17th - 160cm 17th - 70cm
18th - - 18th - 200cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 70cm
19th - - 19th - 200cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 70cm
20th - - 20th - 200cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 70cm
21st - - 21st - 200cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 70cm
22nd - - 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 160cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 160cm 23rd - -
24th - 50cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 160cm 24th - -
25th - 50cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 160cm 25th - -
26th - 70cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 160cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 160cm 27th - -
28th - 70cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 160cm 28th - -
29th - 70cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 70cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 70cm 31st - 170cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hirugano Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hirugano Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and sledge rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
'Hirugamo Kids Land' features a long sledge 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. 
Park Information
Park information
No specific snow park area. 

Hirugano Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:3am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
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 resort.

Hirugano Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary & Junior High age
Older Child
High teen (16-18 year old)
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,900 yen 2,200 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays only) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 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 31st December 2020 and 11th February 2021). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.

Takasu Mountains Ticket
This ticket was new for 2019-2020 and is valid at Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and (the newly renamed) Gujo Vacance Village.

1 day ticket
- Adults: 5,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 3,000 yen
- Seniors: 4,500 yen

2 day ticket
- Adults: 9,700 yen
- Children (4-12): 5,400 yen
- Seniors: 8,100 yen

3 day ticket
- Adults: 14,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 7,800 yen
- Seniors: 12,300

Multiple day Takasu Mountains tickets do not need to be used on consecutive days.

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
Transport Information
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.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
A free shuttle bus operates between the Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park and Hirugano Kogen resort areas.

Various bus tours are available from the Kansai region.

No shuttle bus service from local train stations is available.
By Car
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.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car

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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