Hida Kawai (Hida City, Gifu)

Hida Kawai
飛騨かわい
(岐阜県 飛騨市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until mid March 2021
Official snow depth 110cm (0cm) [updated on 1st March 2021]

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Hida Kawai is located in Hida city in the north-eastern region of Gifu Prefecture. This small ski area has a few official ungroomed snow course areas.

Due to a lack of snowfall Hida Kawai was unable to open at all during the 2019-2020 winter season. They were able to open for the 2020-2021 season on 19th December 2020.

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

1260m
430m
830m
35"
5
1800m
4
30%
30%
40%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 3 1 0

Hida Kawai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 50cm - 1st 110cm - 1st 110cm -
2nd - - 2nd 120cm - 2nd 110cm - 2nd - -
3rd - - 3rd 120cm - 3rd 100cm - 3rd - -
4th - - 4th 120cm - 4th 110cm - 4th - -
5th - - 5th 130cm - 5th 120cm - 5th - -
6th - - 6th 120cm - 6th 110cm - 6th - -
7th - - 7th 120cm - 7th 110cm - 7th - -
8th - - 8th 140cm - 8th 110cm - 8th - -
9th - - 9th 150cm - 9th 110cm - 9th - -
10th - - 10th 150cm - 10th 110cm - 10th - -
11th - - 11th 160cm - 11th 120cm - 11th - -
12th - - 12th 160cm - 12th 110cm - 12th - -
13th - - 13th 150cm - 13th 110cm - 13th - -
14th - - 14th 150cm - 14th 110cm - 14th - -
15th - - 15th 150cm - 15th 90cm - 15th - -
16th - - 16th 150cm - 16th 90cm - 16th - -
17th - - 17th 140cm - 17th 100cm - 17th - -
18th - - 18th 130cm - 18th 120cm - 18th - -
19th 100cm - 19th 130cm - 19th 130cm - 19th - -
20th 100cm - 20th 140cm - 20th 130cm - 20th - -
21st 120cm - 21st 140cm - 21st 130cm - 21st - -
22nd 100cm - 22nd 140cm - 22nd 125cm - 22nd - -
23rd 100cm - 23rd 140cm - 23rd 120cm - 23rd - -
24th 90cm - 24th 130cm - 24th 120cm - 24th - -
25th 80cm - 25th 130cm - 25th 120cm - 25th - -
26th 80cm - 26th 130cm - 26th 120cm - 26th - -
27th 80cm - 27th 80cm - 27th 120cm - 27th - -
28th 80cm - 28th 80cm - 28th 110cm - 28th - -
29th 80cm - 29th 80cm - 29th - - 29th - -
30th 50cm - 30th 100cm - 30th 30th - -
31st 60cm - 31st 110cm - 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hida Kawai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Hida Kawai on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear and other items are also available to rent.
 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' features a gentle family course, sledging and a slider. It is free to use.

There is an area for snowmobiling inside a netted area (charged), usually open weekends and holidays. 
Park Information
Park information
 

Hida Kawai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hida Kawai is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

Normally closed on Tuesdays from around mid January and only on weekends from March - check for latest details.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Hida Kawai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend and holidays) 3,660 yen 2,150 yen 3,150 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 1,850 yen 1,150 yen 1,650 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 2,610 yen 1,110 yen 2,110 yen
Afternoon (from 12pm) 2,610 yen 1,110 yen 2,110 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 250 yen 250 yen
12 Lift Coupons 2,600 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Season Ticket 23,000 yen 10,000 yen 20,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A number of Family tickets are also available on holidays (not available on normal weekdays):

1 adult and 1 child - 4,600 yen
2 adults and 1 child - 7,200 yen
Additional adult - 2,800 yen
Additional child - 1,600 yen

Pre-school children can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Hida Kawai

By public transport
Train
Train
13.1km from Hida Hosoe Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
26.9km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Hida Hosoe Station on the Takayaka Honsen line is just over 8km away, and the larger Hida Furukawa Station is 13km away.
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.

About 35 minutes from Hida Furukawa Station by car/taxi.
By Car
Car
22.8km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
70.5km from the Toyama IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 41 (8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 75
Direction
Direction
Hida Kawai can be found just 2km or so off the Prefecture Road 75 and about 8km from Route 41.

It is about 23km from the Takayama IC exit on the Chubu Jukan Expressway.

From the exit head north on Route 41 and then at the Kamino traffic lights turn left onto Prefecture Road 471 and then follow Road 75 to head to the ski hill.

>> More information on Hokuriku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available for about 100 vehicles at the base of Hida Kawai and is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Inago
Kawai-cho
Hida-shi
Gifu-ken
509-4312
Telephone
Telephone
0577-65-2903
2020-2021 UPDATES
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