White Pia Takasu (Gujo City, Gifu)

White Pia Takasu
ホワイトピアたかす (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 11th November 2016 until 31st March 2017
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White Pia Takasu is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture. It is connected with the Washigatake resort at the top of the mountain and a shared lift ticket is available. White Pia Takasu has been operating since 1992.

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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White Pia Takasu is lift-connected with:

White Pia Takasu Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 60cm 1st 150cm 150cm 1st 170cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 60cm 2nd 150cm 150cm 2nd 170cm 110cm
3rd - 60cm 3rd 80cm 60cm 3rd 150cm 150cm 3rd 170cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 60cm 4th 150cm 150cm 4th 170cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 60cm 5th 150cm 150cm 5th 170cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 60cm 6th 150cm 150cm 6th 170cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 60cm 7th 150cm 150cm 7th 170cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 60cm 8th 150cm 150cm 8th 170cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 60cm 9th 160cm 150cm 9th 170cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 60cm 10th 160cm 150cm 10th 170cm 80cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 60cm 11th 160cm 150cm 11th 170cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 60cm 12th 160cm 150cm 12th 170cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 60cm 13th 160cm 150cm 13th 170cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 60cm 14th 170cm 150cm 14th 170cm 80cm
15th 100cm 60cm 15th 110cm 60cm 15th 170cm 150cm 15th 170cm 80cm
16th 100cm 60cm 16th 110cm 70cm 16th 170cm 110cm 16th 170cm 80cm
17th 100cm 60cm 17th 150cm 70cm 17th 170cm 110cm 17th 170cm 80cm
18th 100cm 60cm 18th 150cm 70cm 18th 170cm 110cm 18th 170cm 80cm
19th 100cm 60cm 19th 150cm 70cm 19th 170cm 110cm 19th 170cm 80cm
20th 100cm 60cm 20th 150cm 70cm 20th 170cm 110cm 20th 170cm 80cm
21st 100cm 60cm 21st 150cm 100cm 21st 170cm 110cm 21st 170cm 80cm
22nd 100cm 60cm 22nd 150cm 100cm 22nd 170cm 110cm 22nd 170cm 80cm
23rd 80cm 60cm 23rd 150cm 100cm 23rd 170cm 110cm 23rd 170cm 80cm
24th 80cm 60cm 24th 150cm 100cm 24th 170cm 110cm 24th 170cm 80cm
25th 80cm 60cm 25th 150cm 130cm 25th 170cm 110cm 25th 170cm 80cm
26th 80cm 60cm 26th 150cm 130cm 26th 170cm 110cm 26th 170cm 80cm
27th 80cm 60cm 27th 150cm 150cm 27th 170cm 110cm 27th 170cm 80cm
28th 80cm 60cm 28th 150cm 150cm 28th 170cm 110cm 28th 170cm -
29th 80cm 60cm 29th 150cm 150cm 29th - 110cm 29th 170cm -
30th 80cm 60cm 30th 150cm 150cm 30th 30th 170cm -
31st 80cm 60cm 31st 150cm 150cm 31st 31st 170cm -

Previous Statistics

White Pia Takasu Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at White Pia Takasu. 
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 Pia' and 'Let's Pia' areas for children are by the base area of the resort. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 'Free Style Park' at White Pia Takasu. 

White Pia Takasu Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early November until Late March
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
White Pia Takasu is generally open from 8am until 4:30pm.
On certain days the resort opens at 5am (usually weekends and holidays in peak season) and closes at 6pm (usually Saturdays in peak season).

White Pia Takasu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-5 years
Older Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
All Day (5am-6pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
All Day (5am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Early & AM (5am-12pm) 3,700 yen
1 Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours 3,300 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
Season Ticket (all) 40,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekdays) 25,000 yen 22,000 yen
Joint Season (all) 56,000 yen 51,000 yen
Joint Season (weekdays) 33,000 yen 28,000 yen

Getting to White Pia Takasu

By public transport
15.2km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
21.3km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
White Pia Takasu is about 15km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 21km 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
9km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
11.2km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
24.6km from the Shokawa IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (9.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 316
White Pia Takasu is located about 10km off Route and to the east of that road and the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.

From the Takasu IC exit turn left. Very quickly the road splits into two - follow the left (green) side. After about 2.5km there is a crossroads, turn left here and follow this road round for about 5.5km until reaching a turn off to the right which is signposted as White Pia Takasu. Turn right and head up to the resort.

From the Hirugano Kogen Smart IC exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 321. Follow that road for about 4km. Continue on Prefecture Road 316 for about 500m when there are signs for White Pia Takasu. Turn left and head up to the resort.

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

Parking is available at the base of White Pia Takasu for 2000 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. The charge is 1000 yen per vehicle.

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

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