Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hounokidaira
ほおのき平 (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until late March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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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.

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

1550m
350m
1200m
42"
16
2000m
5
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 4 0 0

Hounokidaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
17/18
season
16/17
season
1st - - 1st 90cm 40cm 1st 140cm 170cm 1st 150cm 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 40cm 2nd 140cm 180cm 2nd 150cm 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 110cm 40cm 3rd 140cm 180cm 3rd 150cm 160cm
4th - - 4th 110cm 50cm 4th 140cm 180cm 4th 150cm 160cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 50cm 5th 140cm 180cm 5th 150cm 160cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 50cm 6th 140cm 160cm 6th 140cm 160cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 50cm 7th 140cm 170cm 7th 140cm 160cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 50cm 8th 140cm 170cm 8th 140cm 160cm
9th - - 9th 110cm 60cm 9th 140cm 170cm 9th 100cm 160cm
10th - - 10th 110cm 60cm 10th 140cm 170cm 10th 100cm 160cm
11th - - 11th 110cm 60cm 11th 140cm 170cm 11th 100cm 160cm
12th - - 12th 110cm 70cm 12th 140cm 170cm 12th 100cm 160cm
13th - - 13th 110cm 80cm 13th 140cm 170cm 13th 100cm 160cm
14th - - 14th 110cm 100cm 14th 140cm 170cm 14th 100cm 160cm
15th - 25cm 15th 110cm 120cm 15th 140cm 170cm 15th 100cm 160cm
16th 40cm 40cm 16th 110cm 150cm 16th 140cm 170cm 16th 80cm 160cm
17th 50cm 40cm 17th 110cm 150cm 17th 140cm 170cm 17th 80cm 160cm
18th 50cm 40cm 18th 100cm 150cm 18th 150cm 170cm 18th 80cm 160cm
19th 50cm 40cm 19th 100cm 150cm 19th 150cm 170cm 19th 80cm 160cm
20th 50cm 40cm 20th 100cm 150cm 20th 150cm 170cm 20th 70cm 160cm
21st 50cm 40cm 21st 100cm 170cm 21st 150cm 180cm 21st 70cm 160cm
22nd 50cm 40cm 22nd 100cm 170cm 22nd 150cm 180cm 22nd 70cm 160cm
23rd 60cm 40cm 23rd 120cm 170cm 23rd 150cm 180cm 23rd 70cm 160cm
24th 60cm 40cm 24th 130cm 180cm 24th 150cm 180cm 24th 70cm 160cm
25th 60cm 40cm 25th 140cm 180cm 25th 150cm 180cm 25th 70cm 160cm
26th 60cm 40cm 26th 140cm 180cm 26th 150cm 180cm 26th 70cm 160cm
27th 70cm 30cm 27th 140cm 180cm 27th 150cm 180cm 27th 70cm 160cm
28th 80cm 40cm 28th 140cm 180cm 28th 150cm 180cm 28th 60cm 160cm
29th 80cm 40cm 29th 140cm 180cm 29th - - 29th 60cm 160cm
30th 90cm 40cm 30th 140cm 170cm 30th 30th 50cm 160cm
31st 90cm 40cm 31st 140cm 170cm 31st 31st 50cm 160cm

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 Rand' kids area near the base which includes a moving belt and tubing course. Entrance is 600 yen (and 1,000 yen for two parents). 
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 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Opening times vary depending on weather conditions, according to the ski hill themselves!

Hounokidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,800 yen 3,200 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 1,650 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 16,500 yen 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A season ticket for Junior High school age students is 18,500 yen.

A season ticket for Senior High school age students is 24,500 yen.

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
No shuttle bus service information is 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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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
RESORT INFORMATION
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