Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hounokidaira
ほおのき平 (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until 31st March 2019
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Hounokidaira is located in Takayama city in the northern region of Gifu Prefecture. It is the largest ski hill in Takayama and has been operating since 1971. Hirayu Onsen is close-by. This ski hill features a number of off-piste ungroomed areas.

The resort seems to be being somewhat shy with clear information on lift operations this season. The Number 8 lift pair lift is definitely not operating and a 'Summit Snow Taxi' service takes people from the top of the Number 3 quad lift over to the summit of the western side.

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

1550m
350m
1200m
42"
16
2000m
4
25%
35%
40%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 3 0 0

Hounokidaira Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Hounokidaira Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hounokidaira. 
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
There is a 'Kojiro Rand' kids area near the base which includes a moving belt and tubing course. Entrance is 600 yen (and 1,000 yen for two parents).

Snow rafting is also available every day - 1,600 yen for adults; 1,200 yen for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. There are a number of off-piste areas. 

Hounokidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Opening times vary depending on weather conditions, according to the ski hill themselves!

Hounokidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,800 yen 3,200 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 1,650 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 16,500 yen 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A season ticket for Junior High school age students is 18,500 yen.

A season ticket for Senior High school age students is 24,500 yen.

The 'Snow Taxi' that takes you from the top of the Number 3 quad lift to the summit area operates daily and costs as follows:

1 time - 200 yen
3 times - 500 yen
6 times - 900 yen
12 times - 1700 yen

Getting to Hounokidaira

By public transport
Train
Train
26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
43.3km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
Transport Information
Information
Hounokidaira is about 26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line.
bus
Bus
A bus service from Takayama Station is available every day. One way charge for adults is 1,210 yen (children: 610 yen).

Special rates that include a one day lift ticket are available.
By Car
Car
29.9km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
54.9km from the Matsumoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
124km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (0.4km away)
Direction
Direction
Hounokidaira is located just off the main Route 158 to the east of central Takayama city.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

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Address
Address
Kute 447
Nyukawa-cho
Takayama-shi
Gifu-ken
506-2252
Telephone
Telephone
0577-79-2244
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
The 2018-2019 winter season is approaching! Hurray!

At the time of writing more than 60% of the ski hills in Japan have still not updated their own information for the upcoming season. We are continuing to manually update the information on these ski resort pages of SnowJapan but for the moment things are unavoidably a mix of old and new. In most cases ski resorts open and close around the same dates each season, so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 2017-2018 season, that is usually a good indication of what to expect this time round.

(30th October 2018)
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