Hirugano Kogen (Gujo City, Gifu)

Hirugano Kogen
ひるがの高原 (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until late March 2019
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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.

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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Hirugano Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 100cm 1st 110cm 130cm 1st 60cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 100cm 2nd 110cm 130cm 2nd 60cm 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 100cm 3rd 110cm 130cm 3rd 60cm 170cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 110cm 4th 110cm 130cm 4th 50cm 170cm
5th - - 5th 30cm 110cm 5th 110cm 130cm 5th 50cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 30cm 110cm 6th 110cm 150cm 6th 50cm 150cm
7th - - 7th 30cm 110cm 7th 110cm 160cm 7th 45cm 150cm
8th - - 8th 30cm 110cm 8th 110cm 160cm 8th 45cm 150cm
9th - - 9th 35cm 110cm 9th 110cm 160cm 9th 45cm 140cm
10th - - 10th 35cm 110cm 10th 110cm 160cm 10th 45cm 140cm
11th - - 11th 35cm 110cm 11th 110cm 160cm 11th - 140cm
12th - - 12th 35cm 110cm 12th 110cm 160cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th 35cm 110cm 13th 110cm 160cm 13th - 140cm
14th - - 14th 35cm 110cm 14th 100cm 160cm 14th - 140cm
15th - - 15th 35cm 110cm 15th 100cm 170cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th 35cm 110cm 16th 100cm 170cm 16th - 120cm
17th - - 17th 35cm 110cm 17th 100cm 170cm 17th - 110cm
18th - - 18th 40cm 110cm 18th 90cm 170cm 18th - 100cm
19th - - 19th 40cm 110cm 19th 90cm 170cm 19th - 90cm
20th - - 20th 40cm 110cm 20th 90cm 170cm 20th - 80cm
21st - - 21st 45cm 110cm 21st 90cm 170cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 15cm 50cm 22nd 65cm 110cm 22nd 90cm 170cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd 5cm 50cm 23rd 65cm 110cm 23rd 80cm 170cm 23rd - 70cm
24th 5cm 50cm 24th 80cm 130cm 24th 80cm 170cm 24th - 70cm
25th 10cm 50cm 25th 80cm 130cm 25th 70cm 170cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 50cm 26th 100cm 130cm 26th 70cm 170cm 26th - 70cm
27th 5cm 80cm 27th 100cm 130cm 27th 70cm 170cm 27th - 70cm
28th 10cm 100cm 28th 100cm 130cm 28th 70cm 170cm 28th - 70cm
29th 15cm 100cm 29th 110cm 130cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 20cm 100cm 30th 110cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 20cm 100cm 31st 110cm 130cm 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
'Hirugano Kids Land' features a long sledge course and a snow escalator and is a safe place for children to play in the snow. It costs 800 yen for children and 500 yen for adults, but is free with a valid 1 day or afternoon lift ticket.

The resort also offers 'Snow Rafting' which costs 500 yen per person. 
Park Information
Park information
No park facilities confirmed for 2018-2019. 

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 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hirugano Kogen is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Hirugano Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Under 18 years old
55 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4:30pm) 2,800 yen 2,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen 350 yen 350 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen 3,500 yen 3,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 30,000 yen 20,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays only) 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A Family ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,200 yen.

Ladies Day is every Thursday (apart from 3rd January and 21st March 2019). On those days a 1 day ticket for ladies is free.

Seniors Day is every Friday (apart from 4th January 2019). On those days a 1 day ticket for seniors 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
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.

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

There is parking for 200 vehicles at the resort and a further 400 vehicles close-by. Parking is 1,000 yen per vehicle.

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