Washigatake (Gujo City, Gifu)

Washigatake
鷲ヶ岳スキー場
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 10th December 2021 until Sunday 3rd April 2022
Official snow depth 210cm (20cm) [updated on 21st January 2022]

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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, mainly with the help of artificial snow-making machines. This ski area first opened in 1971.

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.

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
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
1st - - 1st 110cm 130cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 220cm
2nd - - 2nd 110cm 150cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 200cm
3rd - - 3rd 120cm 150cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 150cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 150cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 190cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 150cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 180cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 150cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 170cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 170cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th 130cm 190cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 160cm
10th 80cm - 10th 130cm 220cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 160cm
11th 80cm - 11th 130cm 220cm 11th - 220cm 11th - 150cm
12th 80cm - 12th 140cm 220cm 12th - 220cm 12th - 150cm
13th 80cm - 13th 140cm 220cm 13th - 220cm 13th - 130cm
14th 80cm - 14th 160cm 220cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 130cm
15th 80cm - 15th 180cm 220cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 130cm
16th 80cm - 16th 180cm 220cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 130cm
17th 80cm 80cm 17th 180cm 220cm 17th - 220cm 17th - 130cm
18th 80cm 80cm 18th 190cm 220cm 18th - 220cm 18th - 130cm
19th 80cm 100cm 19th 190cm 220cm 19th - 220cm 19th - 120cm
20th 90cm 100cm 20th 190cm 220cm 20th - 220cm 20th - 120cm
21st 90cm 100cm 21st 210cm 220cm 21st - 220cm 21st - 100cm
22nd 90cm 100cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - 80cm
23rd 90cm 100cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 220cm 23rd - 80cm
24th 90cm 100cm 24th - 210cm 24th - 220cm 24th - 70cm
25th 90cm 110cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 220cm 25th - 70cm
26th 90cm 110cm 26th - 210cm 26th - 220cm 26th - 60cm
27th 90cm 110cm 27th - 210cm 27th - 220cm 27th - 60cm
28th 90cm 110cm 28th - 210cm 28th - 220cm 28th - 50cm
29th 90cm 110cm 29th - 210cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 90cm 110cm 30th - 210cm 30th 30th - -
31st 110cm 110cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - -

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 & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
White Adventure kids park is located near base and costs 700 yen for the day. 
Park Information
Park information
The Active Park stretches along a fair distance 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 normally 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
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 & Night (12pm-10:30pm) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Night (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 2021-2022 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 ski areas.

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.
bus
Bus
Various bus tours to the ski area are available.

The free Takasu Snow Shuttle Bus operates between the ski areas of this region.
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.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski area. 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
210cm
(20cm)
(change since last update)
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