Washigatake (Gujo City, Gifu)

Washigatake
鷲ヶ岳 (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 11th November 2016 until early April 2017
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Washigatake (often referred to as 'washi') is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is connected with the White Pia Takasu resort at the top of the mountain and a shared lift ticket is available. Washigatake usually opens early every season mostly with the help of artificial snow-making machines. This resort first opened in 1971.

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.

Regional information Learn more about the Gujo region

The Mountain

1350m
440m
910m
35"
13
3500m
5
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
30%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
70%
0 0 3 0 2 0 0
Washigatake is lift-connected with:
White Pia Takasu

Washigatake Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Washigatake Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Washigatake. 
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
The 'Kids Park' is located in front of the Centre House near base - entry is free with valid one day lift ticket, otherwise 600 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The large 'Park Area' is located near the top of the Rainbow Number 1 quad lift. 

Washigatake Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Washigatake is open from 8am until 4:30pm on weekdays. On holidays the resort opens from 5am.

There are a number of different nighta patterns... some until 10:30pm and some all the way through the night into the next day. When the resort is open 'all night' the lifts close between 10:30pm and midnight for maintenance.

Washigatake Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Early 1 Day (5am-4:30pm) 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
PM & Nighta (12pm-10:30pm) 3,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (4pm-10:30pm) 2,500 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
All Night (4pm-6am) 3,800 yen 1,900 yen 2,500 yen
Night & Day (0am-12pm) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,700 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
Season Ticket (all) 50,000 yen 15,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 30,000 yen 15,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 5 Hour ticket is valid for 5 hours from the time of purchase.
The tickets noted as Joint are valid at White Pia Takasu and Washigatake resorts.

Getting to Washigatake

By public transport
Train
Train
12.3km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
17.6km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Information
Washigatake is about 12km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 17.5km from the larger Mino Shirotori Station on the same line.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by public transport
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
Car
4.9km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
13.4km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
28.2km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (7.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 45
Direction
Direction
Washigatake is less than 5km from the Takasu IC exit on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.

Turn left at the Takasu IC exit. Very quickly the road splits into two - follow the left (green) side... Washigatake is signposted. Follow the road straight up to Washigatake.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the resort. Charges are 1000 yen per car.

More Information

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Address
Address
Owashi 3250
Takasu-cho
Guji-shi
Gifu-ken
501-5303
Telephone
Telephone
0575-72-5105
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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