Washigatake (Gujo City, Gifu)

Washigatake
鷲ヶ岳
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 6th December 2019 until early April 2020
Official snow depth --- [updated on 8th April 2020]

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Washigatake (often referred to as 'washi') is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is connected with the White Pia Takasu resort at the top of the mountain and a shared lift ticket is available. Washigatake usually opens early every season mostly with the help of artificial snow-making machines. This resort first opened in 1971.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area are grouping up to create 'Takasu Mountains' and a joint lift ticket available. The resorts 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.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Gujo region

The Mountain

1350m
440m
910m
35"
13
3500m
5
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 3 0 2 0 0
Washigatake is lift-connected with:
White Pia Takasu

Washigatake Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
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1st - - 1st 70cm 70cm 1st 80cm 140cm 1st 90cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 80cm 2nd 80cm 140cm 2nd 90cm 125cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 80cm 3rd 80cm 140cm 3rd 90cm 125cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 80cm 4th 80cm 140cm 4th 90cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 80cm 5th 80cm 140cm 5th 90cm 120cm
6th 70cm - 6th 70cm 80cm 6th 80cm 140cm 6th 90cm 120cm
7th 70cm - 7th 70cm 80cm 7th 80cm 140cm 7th 90cm 120cm
8th 70cm - 8th 70cm 80cm 8th 80cm 140cm 8th 90cm 120cm
9th 70cm - 9th 70cm 90cm 9th 80cm 140cm 9th 90cm 120cm
10th 70cm - 10th 70cm 100cm 10th 80cm 140cm 10th 90cm 120cm
11th 70cm - 11th 70cm 100cm 11th 90cm 140cm 11th 80cm 110cm
12th 70cm - 12th 70cm 100cm 12th 90cm 140cm 12th 80cm 110cm
13th 70cm - 13th 70cm 100cm 13th 90cm 140cm 13th 80cm 110cm
14th 70cm - 14th 70cm 100cm 14th 90cm 140cm 14th 80cm 110cm
15th 70cm 50cm 15th 70cm 100cm 15th 90cm 140cm 15th 80cm 120cm
16th 70cm 50cm 16th 70cm 100cm 16th 90cm 140cm 16th 80cm 120cm
17th 70cm 50cm 17th 70cm 100cm 17th 90cm 140cm 17th 80cm 120cm
18th 70cm 55cm 18th 70cm 110cm 18th 90cm 140cm 18th 80cm 120cm
19th 70cm 60cm 19th 70cm 110cm 19th 90cm 140cm 19th 80cm 120cm
20th 70cm 60cm 20th 70cm 110cm 20th 90cm 135cm 20th 80cm 120cm
21st 70cm 60cm 21st 70cm 120cm 21st 90cm 135cm 21st 80cm 110cm
22nd 70cm 60cm 22nd 80cm 130cm 22nd 90cm 135cm 22nd 80cm 100cm
23rd 70cm 60cm 23rd 80cm 130cm 23rd 90cm 135cm 23rd 80cm 100cm
24th 70cm 60cm 24th 80cm 130cm 24th 90cm 135cm 24th 70cm 100cm
25th 70cm 60cm 25th 80cm 130cm 25th 90cm 135cm 25th 70cm 100cm
26th 70cm 60cm 26th 80cm 130cm 26th 90cm 130cm 26th 70cm 100cm
27th 70cm 60cm 27th 80cm 130cm 27th 90cm 130cm 27th 60cm 100cm
28th 70cm 60cm 28th 80cm 130cm 28th 90cm 130cm 28th 50cm 100cm
29th 70cm 70cm 29th 80cm 140cm 29th 90cm - 29th 50cm 100cm
30th 70cm 70cm 30th 80cm 140cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st 70cm 70cm 31st 80cm 140cm 31st 31st - 90cm

Previous Statistics

Washigatake Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Washigatake. 
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
The 'Pandaruman Bouken Hiroba' park for young children is located in front of the Centre House near base - entry is free with valid one day lift ticket, otherwise 600 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The large 'Park Area' is located by the Rainbow Number 1 quad lift. 

Washigatake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Washigatake is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays.

There are a number of different early opening and nighta patterns. Usually it's 'all night' on Saturdays, and from midnight until 5:45pm on Sundays. Over New Year it is open from 6:00am until 8:45pm. Check before going!

Washigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,500 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours 3,700 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Early 1 Day (6am-4:30pm) 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-10:30pm) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (4pm-10:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
All Night (4pm-6am) 3,800 yen 1,900 yen 2,500 yen
Night & Day (0am-12pm) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,700 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
Season Ticket (all) 52,000 yen 15,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 31,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The 5 Hour ticket is valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

The tickets noted as 'Joint' are valid at White Pia Takasu and Washigatake resorts.

Ladies Day is on Tuesdays (except 31st December 2019 and 11th February 2020).
Men's Day is on Mondays (except 30th December 2019, 13th January and 24th February 2020).
Seniors Day is on Fridays (except 3rd January and 20th March 2020).

Takasu Mountains Ticket
This ticket is 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 Washigatake

By public transport
Train
Train
12.3km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
17.6km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Information
Washigatake is about 12km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 17.5km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
bus
Bus
Various bus tours to the resort are available.
By Car
Car
4.9km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
13.4km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
28.2km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (7.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 45
Direction
Direction
Washigatake is less than 5km from the Takasu IC exit on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.

Turn left at the Takasu IC exit. Very quickly the road splits into two - follow the left (green) side... Washigatake is signposted. Follow the road straight up to Washigatake.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort. Charges are 1,000 yen per car.

More Information

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Address
Address
Owashi 3250
Takasu-cho
Guji-shi
Gifu-ken
501-5303
Telephone
Telephone
0575-72-5105
Current resort snow depth
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