Washigatake (Gujo City, Gifu)

(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Saturday 12th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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. Washitopia!

Washigatake has traditionally opened quite early in the season, mostly with the help of artificial snow-making machines. This ski area. first opened in 1971.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski areas in the region grouped up to create 'Takasu Mountains' with a joint lift ticket 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 operates between the resorts.

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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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
1st - - 1st - 130cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 220cm
2nd - - 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd - 150cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 150cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th - 150cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th - 150cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 180cm
7th - - 7th - 150cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th - 170cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th - 190cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th - 220cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th - 220cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th - 220cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 150cm
13th - - 13th - 220cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 220cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 130cm
15th - - 15th - 220cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 130cm
16th - - 16th - 220cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 130cm
17th - 80cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 130cm
18th - 80cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 130cm
19th - 100cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 120cm
20th - 100cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 120cm
21st - 100cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 100cm
22nd - 100cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd - 100cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 80cm
24th - 100cm 24th - 210cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 70cm
25th - 110cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 70cm
26th - 110cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 60cm
27th - 110cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 60cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 50cm
29th - 110cm 29th - 210cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 110cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 110cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Washigatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Washigatake. 
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 Center 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'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 night skiing 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 just to make sure!

Washigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
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 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

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

A ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,400 yen.

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

Ladies Day is on Tuesdays (except 29th December 2020).

Takasu Mountains Ticket
This ticket was new for the 2019-2020 season 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
12.3km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
17.6km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport 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
Various bus tours to the ski area are available.
By 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
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 is available at the base of the resort. Charges are 1,000 yen per car.

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