Winghills Shirotori Resort (Gujo City, Gifu)

Winghills Shirotori Resort
ウイングヒルズ白鳥リゾート (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 10th November 2017 until mid April 2018
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Winghills Shirotori Resort is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture, close to the border with Fukui Prefecture. The resort has a long season with natural snow and is often seen to be competing with nearby Washigatake and White Pia Takasu to be the first to open each season... even if it is with artificial snow. Artificial 'snow mats' are also used to remain open during the summer months. Winghills has been operating since 1990.

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

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Winghills Shirotori Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - 70cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 220cm 1st - 290cm
2nd - 70cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 220cm 2nd - 290cm
3rd - 70cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 220cm 3rd - 290cm
4th - 70cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 220cm 4th - 280cm
5th - 70cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 280cm
6th - 80cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 220cm 6th - 280cm
7th - 120cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 220cm 7th - 280cm
8th - 80cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 250cm 8th - 280cm
9th - 120cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 250cm 9th - 280cm
10th - 120cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 250cm 10th - 280cm
11th - 120cm 11th - 180cm 11th - 250cm 11th - 280cm
12th - 120cm 12th - 180cm 12th - 260cm 12th - 250cm
13th - 120cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 270cm 13th - 240cm
14th - 140cm 14th - 180cm 14th - 270cm 14th - 240cm
15th - 120cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 270cm 15th - 240cm
16th - 140cm 16th - 180cm 16th - 270cm 16th - 240cm
17th - 140cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 270cm 17th - 240cm
18th - 140cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 270cm 18th - 240cm
19th - 140cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 270cm 19th - 190cm
20th - 140cm 20th - 195cm 20th - 270cm 20th - 190cm
21st - 140cm 21st - 195cm 21st - 290cm 21st - 190cm
22nd - 140cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 290cm 22nd - 180cm
23rd - 140cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 290cm 23rd - 170cm
24th - 140cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 290cm 24th - 170cm
25th - 140cm 25th - 210cm 25th - 290cm 25th - 170cm
26th - 140cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 290cm 26th - 170cm
27th - 140cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 290cm 27th - 160cm
28th - 140cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 290cm 28th - 160cm
29th - 140cm 29th - 220cm 29th - - 29th - 160cm
30th - 150cm 30th - 220cm 30th 30th - 160cm
31st - 150cm 31st - 220cm 31st 31st - 160cm

Previous Statistics

Winghills Shirotori Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Winghills Shirotori Resort. 
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 'Winghills Kids Park' is located near the gondola base station and is free to enter. The 'Chibbiko' slope is near the Number 1 quad lift and is also free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 3S Park (Spin Slide Street) area, a 120m half-pipe and a few mogul course areas at this resort. 

Winghills Shirotori Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early November until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Winghills Shirotori Resort is normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays.

On weekends and holidays between 9th December 2017 and 25th March 2018, it opens from 5:00am.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Winghills Shirotori Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
50 years & over
1 Day (from 8am) 4,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
Afternoon (from 12pm) 3,100 yen
6 Hours 4,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 500 yen returnable deposit is required for the purchase of tickets.

The 6 Hour ticket is valid for 6 hours from the time of purchase.

The half day ticket is valid from 12pm.

If using points, the Gondola requires 3 points, the quad lifts require 2 points and the pair lift requires 1 point.

For early ski from 5:00am on weekends between 9th December 2017 and 25th March 2018, add 300 yen to the above charges.

Getting to Winghills Shirotori Resort

By public transport
10.4km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
16.5km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Winghills Shirotori Resort is just over 10km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 16.5km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
15.8km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
18.4km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
24.3km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (9.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 314
Winghills Shirotori Resort is in Gujo City, Gifu and can be found about 9km off Route 156 (also known as the Hida Highway), just by the side of Prefecture Road 314.

At the Takasu IC exit, turn left and follow Prefecture Road 45 for about 2km until reaching traffic lights - turn left into Prefecture Road 452. Contunue until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway) in just over 1km. Turn left onto Route 156 for about 3km until arriving at a turn off to the right which is signposted as Itoshiro. Turn right here and follow the road up to Winghills.

At the Shirotori IC exit, turn right onto Route 156. Follow Route 156 for about 9km until reaching the turn off for Itoshiro on Prefecture Road 314. Turn left here and follow the road up to Winghills.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car
There is parking for 1800 vehicles in two car parks is available close to the base of the resort, with 500 cars in a multi-story car park. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

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