Hida Kawai (Hida City, Gifu)

Hida Kawai
飛騨かわい (岐阜県 飛騨市)
Planned season: Saturday 22nd December 2018 until mid March 2019
Special 'pre-open' on 15th-16th December
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Hida Kawai is located in Hida city in the north-eastern region of Gifu Prefecture. This small resort has a few official ungroomed snow course areas.

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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Hida Kawai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 70cm 1st 110cm 110cm 1st 70cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 70cm 2nd 110cm 110cm 2nd 60cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 75cm 80cm 3rd 110cm 100cm 3rd 60cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 100cm 4th 110cm 100cm 4th 60cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 75cm 110cm 5th 110cm 120cm 5th 60cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 110cm 6th 90cm 120cm 6th 60cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 110cm 7th 80cm 130cm 7th 60cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 100cm 8th 80cm 150cm 8th 60cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 100cm 9th 80cm 150cm 9th 60cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 90cm 10th 80cm 140cm 10th 60cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 100cm 11th 80cm 140cm 11th 60cm 60cm
12th - - 12th 75cm 100cm 12th 80cm 150cm 12th - 60cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 100cm 13th 80cm 150cm 13th - 60cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 110cm 14th 80cm 150cm 14th - 60cm
15th - - 15th 70cm 110cm 15th 80cm 140cm 15th - 60cm
16th - 50cm 16th 65cm 110cm 16th 80cm 140cm 16th - 60cm
17th - 70cm 17th 65cm 90cm 17th 80cm 140cm 17th - 40cm
18th - 80cm 18th 75cm 90cm 18th 80cm 150cm 18th - 40cm
19th - 70cm 19th 75cm 70cm 19th 80cm 150cm 19th - -
20th - 70cm 20th 70cm 70cm 20th 80cm 150cm 20th - -
21st - 60cm 21st 80cm 70cm 21st 80cm 130cm 21st - -
22nd - 60cm 22nd 80cm 60cm 22nd 80cm 130cm 22nd - -
23rd - 60cm 23rd 90cm 60cm 23rd 80cm 120cm 23rd - -
24th - 50cm 24th 90cm 80cm 24th 80cm 120cm 24th - -
25th - 40cm 25th 90cm 100cm 25th 80cm 120cm 25th - -
26th - 40cm 26th 95cm 100cm 26th 80cm 120cm 26th - -
27th - 70cm 27th 100cm 100cm 27th 70cm 120cm 27th - -
28th - 80cm 28th 100cm 110cm 28th 70cm 110cm 28th - -
29th - 80cm 29th 100cm 110cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 70cm 80cm 30th 110cm 110cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 70cm 31st 110cm 110cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Hida Kawai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Hida Kawai on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only. 
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). 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park.

A Snowmobile area for adults is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Hida Kawai Season & Opening Times

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

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hida Kawai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
50 years & over
1 Day (weekend and holidays) 3,600 yen 2,100 yen 3,100 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 1,800 yen 1,100 yen 1,600 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 2,600 yen 1,100 yen 2,100 yen
Afternoon (from 11:30am) 2,600 yen 1,100 yen 2,100 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 A number of Family tickets are also available:

Weekends & holidays - 1 adult and 1 child for 4,500 yen
Weekends and holidays - 2 adults and 1 child for 7,000 yen
Additional children for an extra 1,500 yen

A special season ticket that is valid for 1 adult and 1 child is available for 29,000 yen.

Getting to Hida Kawai

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

A taxi from the station takes about 30 minutes.
By 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
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.

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Parking is available for about 100 vehicles at the base of Hida Kawai and is free every day of the season.

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2019-2020 SEASON INFO
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