Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen (Gujo City, Gifu)

Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen
スノーウェーブパーク白鳥高原 (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Saturday 19th November 2016 until early April 2017
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Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture and close to the border with Fukui Prefecture. The relatively open ski run areas at this ski hill are on the northern slopes of Bishamongatake. This resort usually opens in mid November thanks to snow making machines. In summer a golf course replaces the ski runs.

Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains either side of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway which connects Aichi Prefecture with Toyama Prefecture and the local road Route 156 (Hida Highway) which also runs through the valley. This region is especially popular with people living in or visiting the Kansai regions of western Japan like Nagoya, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto and Osaka. Train links aren't the most convenient and so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus tours.

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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Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 80cm 1st 200cm 200cm 1st 250cm 210cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 80cm 2nd 230cm 200cm 2nd 250cm 210cm
3rd - 80cm 3rd 70cm 80cm 3rd 230cm 200cm 3rd 250cm 210cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 70cm 4th 230cm 200cm 4th 250cm 210cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 60cm 5th 230cm 200cm 5th 250cm 200cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 60cm 6th 230cm 200cm 6th 250cm 200cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 60cm 7th 250cm 200cm 7th 250cm 200cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 60cm 8th 250cm 200cm 8th 250cm 190cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 80cm 9th 250cm 200cm 9th 280cm 180cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 80cm 10th 250cm 210cm 10th 290cm 170cm
11th - - 11th 90cm 80cm 11th 250cm 230cm 11th 290cm 165cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 80cm 12th 250cm 230cm 12th 290cm 165cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 80cm 13th 250cm 210cm 13th 260cm 165cm
14th - - 14th 190cm 120cm 14th 250cm 200cm 14th 260cm 165cm
15th 80cm 50cm 15th 200cm 130cm 15th 250cm 200cm 15th 260cm 165cm
16th 80cm 50cm 16th 200cm 130cm 16th 250cm 200cm 16th 260cm 160cm
17th 80cm 60cm 17th 200cm 130cm 17th 250cm 210cm 17th 260cm 160cm
18th 80cm 80cm 18th 200cm 130cm 18th 250cm 210cm 18th 260cm 150cm
19th 80cm 80cm 19th 200cm 150cm 19th 250cm 210cm 19th 260cm 150cm
20th 80cm 70cm 20th 200cm 180cm 20th 250cm 210cm 20th 260cm 150cm
21st 80cm 80cm 21st 200cm 180cm 21st 250cm 200cm 21st 260cm 140cm
22nd 80cm 70cm 22nd 200cm 180cm 22nd 250cm 200cm 22nd 260cm 130cm
23rd 70cm 60cm 23rd 200cm 180cm 23rd 250cm 200cm 23rd 260cm 130cm
24th 70cm 60cm 24th 200cm 200cm 24th 240cm 200cm 24th 260cm 120cm
25th 70cm 60cm 25th 200cm 200cm 25th 240cm 200cm 25th 250cm 110cm
26th 70cm 60cm 26th 200cm 220cm 26th 250cm 200cm 26th 250cm 110cm
27th 70cm 80cm 27th 200cm 220cm 27th 250cm 210cm 27th 250cm 110cm
28th 70cm 80cm 28th 200cm 220cm 28th 250cm 210cm 28th 250cm 110cm
29th 70cm 80cm 29th 200cm 220cm 29th - 200cm 29th 250cm 100cm
30th 70cm 80cm 30th 200cm 200cm 30th 30th 250cm 100cm
31st 80cm 80cm 31st 200cm 200cm 31st 31st 240cm 90cm

Previous Statistics

Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen. 
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
The 'Kids Area' is located on the lower part of the Panorama Course and is free to enter. There is also a 'Family Area'. 
Park Information
Park information
There are few park areas at Snow Wave, on the R Line and the L Line. Anyone with at least a valid half day ticket can use the park areas for free. 

Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen is open from 8am until 4:30pm.
There is no nighta at this resort.

Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Older Child
High School age
60 years & over
1 Day 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (8am-12pm) 3,000 yen
Afternoon (12pm-closing) 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen
Season Ticket (all) 45,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 25,000 yen

Getting to Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen

By public transport
9.6km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
15.7km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen is less than 10km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 16km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
14.9km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
17.6km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
23.4km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (8.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 314
Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen can be found about 8km off Route 156 (also known as the Hida Highway), just by the side of Prefecture Road 314.

Turn left at the Takasu IC exit and follow Prefecture Road 45 for about 2km until reaching traffic lights - turn turn left onto Prefecture Road 452. Continue until reaching Route 156 (Hida Highway) in just over 1km. Turn left onto Route 156 for about 3km until arriving at a turn off to the right which is signposted as Itoshiro. Turn right here and follow the road up to the resort.

Turn right at the Shirotori IC exit onto Route 156. Follow Route 156 for about 9km until reaching the turn off for Itoshiro on Prefecture Road 314. Turn left here and follow the road up to the resort.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car

There is parking for 1000 vehicles at the base area.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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