Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hounokidaira
ほおのき平
(岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
Official snow depth 130cm (0cm) [updated on 26th February 2021]

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

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 Land' kids area near the base which includes a moving belt and tubing course. Entrance is 600 yen. Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Snow rafting is also available. 30 minutes for 1,600 yen (adults); 1,200 yen 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 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Hounokidaira is normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays and from 8:30am on weekdays.

Hounokidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,850 yen 3,250 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,150 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,900 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen 200 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,250 yen 1,700 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 39,700 yen 16,800 yen 31,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A season ticket for Junior High school age students is 18,800 yen.
A season ticket for Senior High school age students is 25,000 yen.

The 'Snow Taxi' that takes you from the top of the Number 3 quad lift to the summit area operates daily and costs 200 yen per go. (Free with a valid half day, one day or season ticket). It is basically a carriage pulled by a snowmobile. You sit in the carriage!

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. Return charge for adults is 2,460 yen (children: 1,240 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.

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About 45 minutes from Takayama IC
About 1 hour 20 minutes from Matsumoto
About 2 hours from Toyama
About 4 hours from Hamamatsu
About 4 hours 40 minutes from Osaka
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
2020-2021 UPDATES
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