Washigatake (Gujo City, Gifu)

鷲ヶ岳 (岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 until Sunday 1st April 2018
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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.

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The Mountain

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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
1st - 80cm 1st - 180cm 1st - 195cm 1st - 235cm
2nd - 80cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 195cm 2nd - 235cm
3rd - 80cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 195cm 3rd - 235cm
4th - 80cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 195cm 4th - 235cm
5th - 80cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 195cm 5th - 235cm
6th - 90cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 195cm 6th - 225cm
7th - 100cm 7th - 180cm 7th - 205cm 7th - 225cm
8th - 100cm 8th - 180cm 8th - 215cm 8th - 225cm
9th - 100cm 9th - 180cm 9th - 215cm 9th - 215cm
10th - 110cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 215cm 10th - 215cm
11th - 110cm 11th - 180cm 11th - 215cm 11th - 215cm
12th - 130cm 12th - 190cm 12th - 225cm 12th - 215cm
13th - 140cm 13th - 190cm 13th - 235cm 13th - 215cm
14th - 140cm 14th - 190cm 14th - 235cm 14th - 205cm
15th - 140cm 15th - 190cm 15th - 235cm 15th - 195cm
16th - 140cm 16th - 190cm 16th - 235cm 16th - 185cm
17th - 140cm 17th - 190cm 17th - 235cm 17th - 175cm
18th - 150cm 18th - 190cm 18th - 235cm 18th - 175cm
19th - 150cm 19th - 190cm 19th - 235cm 19th - 165cm
20th - 150cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 235cm 20th - 145cm
21st - 150cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 235cm 21st - 145cm
22nd - 150cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 235cm 22nd - 135cm
23rd - 150cm 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 235cm 23rd - 135cm
24th - 150cm 24th - 190cm 24th - 235cm 24th - 135cm
25th - 150cm 25th - 190cm 25th - 235cm 25th - 125cm
26th - 150cm 26th - 190cm 26th - 235cm 26th - 125cm
27th - 180cm 27th - 190cm 27th - 235cm 27th - 125cm
28th - 180cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 235cm 28th - 100cm
29th - 180cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - 90cm
30th - 180cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - 70cm
31st - 180cm 31st - 195cm 31st 31st - 70cm

Previous Statistics

Washigatake Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Washigatake. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 5:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Washigatake is open from 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays. On holidays in the peak season the resort opens from 5:00am.

There are a number of different nighta patterns, usually on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January, February and the first half of March. On Fridays and Sundays it is usually open until 10:30pm. On Saturdays it is usually 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
55 years & over
1 Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
5 Hours 3,600 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Early 1 Day (5am-4:30pm) 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
PM & Nighta 3,900 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
Nighta (from 4pm) 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
3 Hours 3,000 yen 1,600 yen 2,100 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,200 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 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.

A Season Ticket that is valid at the following nine ski resorts is available and costs 63,000 yen is purchased in December:

- Araragi Kogen
- Ciao Ontake Snow Resort
- Dynaland
- Hirugano Kogen
- Mt Norikura Snow Resort
- Ontake 2240
- Takasu Snow Park
- Washigatake
- White Pia Takasu

Getting to Washigatake

By public transport
12.3km from Hokuno Station on the Etsumi Nan line
17.6km from Mino Shirotori Station on the Etsumi Nan line
Transport 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
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By 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
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 is available at the base of the resort. Charges are 1000 yen per car.

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(30th October 2018)
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