Winghills Shirotori Resort (Gujo City, Gifu)

Winghills Shirotori Resort
ウイングヒルズ白鳥リゾート (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 11th November 2016 until mid April 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Winghills Shirotori Resort is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture, close to the border with Fukui Prefecture. The resort has a long season with natural snow and is often seen to be competing with nearby Washigatake and White Pia Takasu to be the first to open each season... even if it is with artificial snow. Artificial 'snow mats' are also used to remain open during the summer months. Winghills has been operating since 1990.

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

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Winghills Shirotori Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 80cm 60cm 1st 165cm 170cm 1st 190cm 130cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 60cm 2nd 165cm 170cm 2nd 190cm 130cm
3rd - 20cm 3rd 80cm 60cm 3rd 165cm 170cm 3rd 190cm 130cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 60cm 4th 165cm 170cm 4th 190cm 130cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 60cm 5th 165cm 160cm 5th 190cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 60cm 6th 165cm 160cm 6th 190cm 125cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 60cm 7th 165cm 160cm 7th 190cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 60cm 8th 165cm 160cm 8th 190cm 115cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 60cm 9th 170cm 160cm 9th 190cm 115cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 70cm 10th 170cm 150cm 10th 200cm 115cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 70cm 11th 170cm 150cm 11th 200cm 110cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 170cm 150cm 12th 200cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 90cm 80cm 13th 180cm 150cm 13th 200cm 90cm
14th - - 14th 95cm 80cm 14th 190cm 150cm 14th 200cm 110cm
15th 80cm 30cm 15th 95cm 80cm 15th 190cm 120cm 15th 200cm 110cm
16th 80cm 40cm 16th 130cm 90cm 16th 190cm 120cm 16th 205cm 80cm
17th 80cm 40cm 17th 150cm 90cm 17th 190cm 120cm 17th 190cm 80cm
18th 80cm 40cm 18th 150cm 90cm 18th 190cm 130cm 18th 205cm 80cm
19th 80cm 40cm 19th 150cm 90cm 19th 190cm 130cm 19th 205cm 80cm
20th 80cm 40cm 20th 150cm 120cm 20th 190cm 125cm 20th 205cm 60cm
21st 80cm 40cm 21st 150cm 120cm 21st 190cm 125cm 21st 190cm 60cm
22nd 80cm 40cm 22nd 150cm 120cm 22nd 190cm 125cm 22nd 190cm 60cm
23rd 80cm 40cm 23rd 150cm 160cm 23rd 190cm 125cm 23rd 190cm 60cm
24th 80cm 40cm 24th 165cm 160cm 24th 190cm 125cm 24th 200cm 60cm
25th 80cm 40cm 25th 165cm 170cm 25th 190cm 120cm 25th 200cm 60cm
26th 80cm 40cm 26th 165cm 170cm 26th 190cm 120cm 26th 200cm 60cm
27th 80cm 30cm 27th 165cm 170cm 27th 190cm 130cm 27th 200cm 40cm
28th 80cm 40cm 28th 165cm 170cm 28th 190cm 120cm 28th 195cm 40cm
29th 80cm 40cm 29th 165cm 170cm 29th - 130cm 29th 195cm 40cm
30th 80cm 40cm 30th 165cm 170cm 30th 30th 195cm 40cm
31st 80cm 40cm 31st 165cm 170cm 31st 31st 190cm 40cm

Previous Statistics

Winghills Shirotori Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Winghills Shirotori Resort. 
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 'Winghills Kids Park' is located near the gondola base station and is free to enter. The 'Chibbiko' slope is near the Number 1 quad lift and is also free to use. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a 3S Park (Spin Slide Street) area, a 120m half-pipe and a few mogul course areas at this resort. 

Winghills Shirotori Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early November until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Winghills Shirotori Resort is normally open from 8am until 4pm on weekdays.
On weekends and holidays between 10th December and 21st March 2017, it opens from 5am.
There is no nighta at this resort.

Winghills Shirotori Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
50 years & over
1 Day (from 8am) 4,700 yen 1,000 yen 2,600 yen 2,600 yen
1 Day (from 5am) 5,000 yen 1,300 yen 2,900 yen 2,900 yen
Half Day 3,100 yen
6 Hours 4,000 yen
1 Lift (pair) 310 yen
1 Lift (quad) 620 yen
1 Lift (gondola) 1,000 yen
12 Lift Points 3,400 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 500 yen returnable deposit is required for the purchase of tickets.
The 6 Hour ticket is valid for 6 hours from the time of purchase.
The half day ticket is valid from 12pm.
If using points, the Gondola requires 3 points, the quad lifts require 2 points and the pair lift requires 1 point.

Ski-kodomo-no-hi (Children's Day) is on weekends during January to March. On those days, children of elementary school age and below can ride the lifts for free.

Getting to Winghills Shirotori Resort

By public transport
10.4km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
16.5km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport Information
Winghills Shirotori Resort is just over 10km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line and about 16.5km 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
15.8km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
18.4km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
24.3km from the Hirugano Kogen SA Smart IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (9.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 314
Winghills Shirotori Resort is in Gujo City, Gifu and can be found about 9km off Route 156 (also known as the Hida Highway), just by the side of Prefecture Road 314.

At the Takasu IC exit, turn left and follow Prefecture Road 45 for about 2km until reaching traffic lights - turn left into Prefecture Road 452. Contunue 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 Winghills.

At the Shirotori IC exit, turn right 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 Winghills.

>> More information on getting to the Gujo region by car
There is parking for 1800 vehicles in two car parks is available close to the base of the resort, with 500 cars in a multi-story car park. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on weekends, holidays and over New Year.

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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.

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