Shirao is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture.
On 29th June 2018 it was announced that after 17 years of operation, the resort would close. It seems like the cheap weekday tickets offered last season did not help enough... and so unfortunately Shirao will not be opening for the 2018-2019 season.
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.
Typical season is from Late December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Getting to Shirao
By public transport
9km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
15.1km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
8km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
17.6km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
The ski resort information currently shown on SnowJapan is from the 2018-2019 season. Over the summer and autumn months we will be checking and then updating information. Everything will be updated online in time for the 2019-2020 winter season. Please note that planned ski resort opening dates are often very similar every year, so the dates from the 2018-2019 season can be taken as a good idea of what to expect next season.
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