White Pia Takasu (Gujo City, Gifu)

White Pia Takasu
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 20th November 2020 until Sunday 28th March 2021
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White Pia Takasu is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is connected with the Washigatake resort at the top of the mountain and a shared lift ticket is available. Known by some together as 'Washitopia'.

White Pia Takasu has been operating since 1992.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area 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 ski areas.

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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White Pia Takasu is lift-connected with:

White Pia Takasu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 80cm 80cm 1st 120cm 80cm 1st 190cm 70cm 1st 190cm 80cm
2nd 80cm 80cm 2nd 120cm 80cm 2nd 190cm 70cm 2nd 190cm 80cm
3rd 80cm 80cm 3rd 120cm 80cm 3rd 190cm 70cm 3rd 190cm 80cm
4th 80cm 80cm 4th 120cm 80cm 4th 190cm 70cm 4th 160cm 80cm
5th 80cm 80cm 5th 120cm 80cm 5th 190cm 70cm 5th 160cm 80cm
6th 80cm 80cm 6th 120cm 80cm 6th 190cm 80cm 6th 160cm 80cm
7th 80cm 80cm 7th 120cm 80cm 7th 190cm 80cm 7th 160cm 80cm
8th 80cm 80cm 8th 120cm 80cm 8th 190cm 80cm 8th 140cm 80cm
9th 80cm 80cm 9th 120cm 70cm 9th 190cm 80cm 9th 140cm 80cm
10th 80cm 80cm 10th 180cm 70cm 10th 190cm 80cm 10th 140cm 80cm
11th 80cm 80cm 11th 200cm 70cm 11th 190cm 90cm 11th 140cm 80cm
12th 80cm 80cm 12th 200cm 70cm 12th 190cm 90cm 12th 140cm 80cm
13th 80cm 80cm 13th 200cm 70cm 13th 190cm 90cm 13th 140cm 80cm
14th 80cm 80cm 14th 200cm 70cm 14th 190cm 90cm 14th 140cm 80cm
15th 80cm 80cm 15th 200cm 70cm 15th 190cm 90cm 15th 120cm 80cm
16th 80cm 80cm 16th 200cm 70cm 16th 190cm 90cm 16th 120cm 80cm
17th 80cm 80cm 17th 200cm 70cm 17th 190cm 90cm 17th 120cm 80cm
18th 80cm 80cm 18th 200cm 70cm 18th 190cm 80cm 18th 120cm 80cm
19th 80cm 80cm 19th 200cm 70cm 19th 190cm 80cm 19th 120cm 80cm
20th 80cm 80cm 20th 200cm 70cm 20th 190cm 80cm 20th 120cm 80cm
21st 80cm 80cm 21st 200cm 70cm 21st 190cm 80cm 21st 120cm 80cm
22nd 80cm 80cm 22nd 200cm 70cm 22nd 190cm 80cm 22nd 120cm 80cm
23rd 80cm 80cm 23rd 200cm 70cm 23rd 190cm 80cm 23rd 80cm -
24th 80cm 80cm 24th 200cm 70cm 24th 190cm 80cm 24th 80cm -
25th 80cm 80cm 25th 200cm 70cm 25th 190cm 80cm 25th 80cm -
26th 80cm 80cm 26th 190cm 70cm 26th 190cm 80cm 26th 80cm -
27th 80cm 80cm 27th 190cm 70cm 27th 190cm 80cm 27th 80cm -
28th 80cm 80cm 28th 190cm 70cm 28th 190cm 80cm 28th 60cm -
29th 80cm 80cm 29th 190cm 70cm 29th - 80cm 29th - -
30th 80cm 80cm 30th 190cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 80cm 31st 190cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

White Pia Takasu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at White Pia Takasu. 
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 'Kids Pia' and 'Let's Pia' areas for children are by the base area of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There is usually a 'Free Style Park' at White Pia Takasu. 

White Pia Takasu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 6:00am 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
White Pia Takasu is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays.

'Sunrise' operations from 7:00am on weekends and holidays between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021.

White Pia Takasu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-5 years
Older Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
All Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
All Day (6am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days 6,400 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Season (all) 40,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 24,000 yen 21,000 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 2 Day 7,900 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A 500 yen (returnable) IC card is necessary for each ticket.

The tickets noted as 'Joint' in the above table are valid at both White Pia Takasu and the connected Washigatake resort.

The 5 Hour tickets are valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

Every Friday a 'Ladies Pack' ticket is available for 1,000 yen. (It even includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher!)

Getting to White Pia Takasu

By public transport
15.2km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
21.3km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
White Pia Takasu is about 15km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 21km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
Various bus companies run schedules from Osaka and Kyoto.
By Car
9km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.2km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
24.6km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (9.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 316
White Pia Takasu is located about 10km off Route and to the east of that road and the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.

From the Takasu IC exit turn left. Very quickly the road splits into two - follow the left (green) side. After about 2.5km there is a crossroads, turn left here and follow this road round for about 5.5km until reaching a turn off to the right which is signposted as White Pia Takasu. Turn right and head up to the resort.

From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 321. Follow that road for about 4km. Continue on Prefecture Road 316 for about 500m when there are signs for White Pia Takasu. Turn left and head up to the resort.

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

Parking is available at the base of White Pia Takasu for 2,000 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. The charge is 1,000 yen per car (taken when you leave).

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