Hida Kawai (Hida City, Gifu)

Hida Kawai
飛騨かわい (岐阜県 飛騨市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until mid March 2018
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Hida Kawai is located in Hida city in the north-eastern region of Gifu Prefecture.

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 Gifu region

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
17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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1st - - 1st 70cm - 1st 110cm 120cm 1st 110cm 100cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm - 2nd 110cm 120cm 2nd 100cm 100cm
3rd - - 3rd 80cm - 3rd 100cm 130cm 3rd 100cm 100cm
4th - - 4th 100cm - 4th 100cm 130cm 4th 100cm 100cm
5th - - 5th 110cm - 5th 120cm 120cm 5th 100cm 100cm
6th - - 6th 110cm - 6th 120cm 120cm 6th 100cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 110cm - 7th 130cm 120cm 7th 100cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 100cm - 8th 150cm 140cm 8th 100cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 100cm - 9th 150cm 140cm 9th 100cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 90cm - 10th 140cm 150cm 10th 80cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 100cm - 11th 140cm 150cm 11th 60cm 110cm
12th - - 12th 100cm - 12th 150cm 160cm 12th 60cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 60cm 13th 150cm 160cm 13th 60cm -
14th - - 14th 110cm 60cm 14th 150cm 160cm 14th 60cm -
15th - - 15th 110cm 110cm 15th 140cm 150cm 15th 60cm -
16th 50cm - 16th 110cm 130cm 16th 140cm 150cm 16th 60cm -
17th 70cm - 17th 90cm 130cm 17th 140cm 150cm 17th 40cm -
18th 80cm - 18th 90cm 140cm 18th 150cm 140cm 18th 40cm -
19th 70cm - 19th 70cm 120cm 19th 150cm 140cm 19th - -
20th 70cm - 20th 70cm 120cm 20th 150cm 130cm 20th - -
21st 60cm - 21st 70cm 130cm 21st 130cm 130cm 21st - -
22nd 60cm - 22nd 60cm 130cm 22nd 130cm 130cm 22nd - -
23rd 60cm - 23rd 60cm 140cm 23rd 120cm 110cm 23rd - -
24th 50cm - 24th 80cm 140cm 24th 120cm 110cm 24th - -
25th 40cm - 25th 100cm 150cm 25th 120cm 110cm 25th - -
26th 40cm - 26th 100cm 160cm 26th 120cm 110cm 26th - -
27th 70cm - 27th 100cm 150cm 27th 120cm 110cm 27th - -
28th 80cm - 28th 110cm 150cm 28th 110cm 110cm 28th - -
29th 80cm - 29th 110cm 140cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 80cm - 30th 110cm 130cm 30th 30th - -
31st 70cm - 31st 110cm 130cm 31st 31st - -

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). 
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
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.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Hida Kawai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Junior High School age & under
Senior
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
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.

A taxi from the station takes about 25 minutes.
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.

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Parking
Parking
Parking is available 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
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

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