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 6th November 2020 until mid April 2021
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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 in the area 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.

For the 2020-2021 season the planned opening date is 6th November 2020. A new 'Side Country' (self-responsibility) area will again be open near the top of the mountain.

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
480m
870m
35"
9
3500m
4
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 1 2 0 1 0 0

Winghills Shirotori Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
season
19/20
season
20/21
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19/20
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1st 30cm 60cm 1st 100cm 60cm 1st 205cm 70cm 1st 200cm 70cm
2nd 30cm 60cm 2nd 100cm 60cm 2nd 205cm 70cm 2nd 190cm 70cm
3rd 30cm 60cm 3rd 110cm 60cm 3rd 205cm 70cm 3rd 180cm 60cm
4th 30cm 60cm 4th 110cm 60cm 4th 205cm 70cm 4th 180cm 60cm
5th 30cm 60cm 5th 120cm 60cm 5th 210cm 70cm 5th 170cm 70cm
6th 30cm 60cm 6th 120cm 60cm 6th 220cm 80cm 6th 150cm 60cm
7th 30cm 60cm 7th 120cm 60cm 7th 220cm 80cm 7th 150cm 60cm
8th 30cm 60cm 8th 140cm 60cm 8th 220cm 80cm 8th 150cm 60cm
9th 35cm 60cm 9th 170cm 60cm 9th 220cm 80cm 9th 140cm 60cm
10th 35cm 60cm 10th 170cm 60cm 10th 220cm 80cm 10th 140cm 60cm
11th 35cm 60cm 11th 170cm 60cm 11th 220cm 80cm 11th 140cm 60cm
12th 35cm 60cm 12th 200cm 60cm 12th 220cm 80cm 12th 130cm 60cm
13th 35cm 60cm 13th 200cm 60cm 13th 220cm 70cm 13th 130cm 60cm
14th 35cm 60cm 14th 200cm 60cm 14th 210cm 70cm 14th 130cm 50cm
15th 40cm 60cm 15th 200cm 60cm 15th 210cm 80cm 15th 125cm 50cm
16th 40cm 60cm 16th 200cm 61cm 16th 200cm 80cm 16th 125cm 50cm
17th 50cm 60cm 17th 200cm 60cm 17th 200cm 80cm 17th 125cm 60cm
18th 50cm 60cm 18th 200cm 60cm 18th 220cm 80cm 18th 120cm 60cm
19th 70cm 60cm 19th 200cm 60cm 19th 220cm 70cm 19th 120cm 60cm
20th 70cm 60cm 20th 200cm 60cm 20th 220cm 60cm 20th 115cm 60cm
21st 70cm 60cm 21st 200cm 60cm 21st 220cm 60cm 21st 115cm 60cm
22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd 200cm 60cm 22nd 220cm 60cm 22nd 115cm 50cm
23rd 80cm 60cm 23rd 200cm 60cm 23rd 220cm 60cm 23rd 100cm -
24th 80cm 60cm 24th 200cm 60cm 24th 220cm 60cm 24th 100cm -
25th 80cm 60cm 25th 200cm 60cm 25th 200cm 60cm 25th 100cm -
26th 90cm 60cm 26th 200cm 70cm 26th 200cm 60cm 26th 90cm -
27th 90cm 60cm 27th 200cm 70cm 27th 200cm 70cm 27th 85cm -
28th 90cm 60cm 28th 200cm 70cm 28th 200cm 60cm 28th 80cm -
29th 90cm 60cm 29th 190cm 70cm 29th - 60cm 29th - -
30th 90cm 60cm 30th 205cm 70cm 30th 30th - -
31st 90cm 60cm 31st 205cm 70cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Winghills Shirotori Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Winghills Shirotori Resort. 
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 'Winghills Kids Park' is located near the gondola base station and features a covered moving walkway. 700 yen. The 'Chibbiko' slope is near the Number 1 quad lift and is also free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is an area called Three S (Spin Slide Street) free style park. Ungroomed course and tree run area opening at the top. 

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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'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 in the main season and over New Year, it opens from 5:00am (additional 300 yen required).

There is no night skiing at this area.

Winghills Shirotori Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (from 8am) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Afternoon (from 12pm) 3,200 yen
6 Hours 4,100 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Season Ticket (all) 47,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season Lift Tickets

A 500 yen returnable deposit is required for the purchase of tickets.

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

The half day ticket is valid from 12:00pm.

If using points (3,500 yen for 12 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 in the main season, add 300 yen to the above charges.

Children's Day is on 19th-20th December 2020; 16th-17th January 2021; 20th-21st February 2021; 20th-21st March 2021. On those days children ages 3-11 can ride the lifts for free.

On 11th January and 23rd February 2021, if an adult buys a 1 day ticket, a child can get a 1 day lift ticket for free.

Getting to Winghills Shirotori Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
10.4km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
16.5km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
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
bus
Bus
No resort shuttle bus service information is available.

Various bus tours to Winghills are available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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

About 30 minutes from Takasu IC and Shirotori IC.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,800 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 1,000 yen on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

More Information

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Address
Address
Shirotoricho Itoshiro 1-1
Gujo-shi
Gifu-ken
501-5231
Telephone
Telephone
0575-86-3518
2020-2021 UPDATES
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