Winghills Shirotori Resort (Gujo City, Gifu)

Winghills Shirotori Resort
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 8th November 2019 until mid April 2020
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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 2019-2020 season the planned opening date is 8th November 2019. A new 'Side Country' (self-responsibility) area is 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.

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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 60cm 60cm 1st 60cm 60cm 1st 70cm 130cm 1st 70cm 100cm
2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 60cm 60cm 2nd 70cm 130cm 2nd 70cm 100cm
3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 60cm 60cm 3rd 70cm 130cm 3rd 60cm 100cm
4th 60cm 60cm 4th 60cm 80cm 4th 70cm 130cm 4th 60cm 100cm
5th 60cm 50cm 5th 60cm 80cm 5th 70cm 130cm 5th 70cm 95cm
6th 60cm 50cm 6th 60cm 80cm 6th 80cm 125cm 6th 60cm 95cm
7th 60cm 50cm 7th 60cm 80cm 7th 80cm 125cm 7th 60cm 95cm
8th 60cm 40cm 8th 60cm 80cm 8th 80cm 125cm 8th 60cm 95cm
9th 60cm 40cm 9th 60cm 80cm 9th 80cm 125cm 9th 60cm 95cm
10th 60cm 40cm 10th 60cm 80cm 10th 80cm 120cm 10th 60cm 95cm
11th 60cm 40cm 11th 60cm 80cm 11th 80cm 120cm 11th 60cm 95cm
12th 60cm 40cm 12th 60cm 90cm 12th 80cm 120cm 12th 60cm 90cm
13th 60cm 40cm 13th 60cm 90cm 13th 70cm 120cm 13th 60cm 90cm
14th 60cm 40cm 14th 60cm 90cm 14th 70cm 120cm 14th 50cm 95cm
15th 60cm 40cm 15th 60cm 80cm 15th 80cm 120cm 15th 50cm 95cm
16th 60cm 60cm 16th 61cm 85cm 16th 80cm 120cm 16th 50cm 95cm
17th 60cm 60cm 17th 60cm 85cm 17th 80cm 120cm 17th 60cm 95cm
18th 60cm 70cm 18th 60cm 95cm 18th 80cm 120cm 18th 60cm 95cm
19th 60cm 70cm 19th 60cm 100cm 19th 70cm 120cm 19th 60cm 95cm
20th 60cm 70cm 20th 60cm 100cm 20th 60cm 120cm 20th 60cm 95cm
21st 60cm 70cm 21st 60cm 100cm 21st 60cm 115cm 21st 60cm 90cm
22nd 60cm 70cm 22nd 60cm 100cm 22nd 60cm 115cm 22nd 50cm 95cm
23rd 60cm 70cm 23rd 60cm 110cm 23rd 60cm 110cm 23rd - 90cm
24th 60cm 50cm 24th 60cm 110cm 24th 60cm 110cm 24th - 90cm
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 60cm 110cm 25th 60cm 110cm 25th - 90cm
26th 60cm 50cm 26th 70cm 110cm 26th 60cm 110cm 26th - 80cm
27th 60cm 50cm 27th 70cm 115cm 27th 70cm 110cm 27th - 80cm
28th 60cm 60cm 28th 70cm 115cm 28th 60cm 110cm 28th - 80cm
29th 60cm 60cm 29th 70cm 130cm 29th 60cm - 29th - 75cm
30th 60cm 60cm 30th 70cm 130cm 30th 30th - 75cm
31st 60cm 60cm 31st 70cm 130cm 31st 31st - 70cm

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 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
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 in the main season and over New Year, it opens from 5:00am (additional 300 yen required).

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) 4,800 yen 1,000 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
Afternoon (from 12pm) 3,200 yen
6 Hours 4,100 yen
12 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 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 14th-15th December 2019; 18th-19th January 2020; 15th-16th February 2020; 14th-15th March 2020. On those days children ages 3-11 can ride the lifts for free.

On 13th January, 11th February and 24th February 2020, 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
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 resort shuttle bus service information is available.

Various bus tours to Winghills are 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

About 30 minutes from Takasu IC and Shirotori IC.
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.

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