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 23rd November 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
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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 Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 80cm 90cm 1st 70cm 160cm 1st 130cm 190cm 1st 110cm 220cm
2nd 80cm 90cm 2nd 80cm 160cm 2nd 130cm 190cm 2nd 110cm 220cm
3rd 80cm 90cm 3rd 80cm 160cm 3rd 130cm 190cm 3rd 110cm 220cm
4th 80cm 90cm 4th 80cm 160cm 4th 130cm 190cm 4th 110cm 220cm
5th 80cm 90cm 5th 80cm 160cm 5th 130cm 190cm 5th 110cm 220cm
6th 80cm 100cm 6th 90cm 160cm 6th 130cm 190cm 6th 110cm 180cm
7th 80cm 100cm 7th 90cm 160cm 7th 130cm 190cm 7th 110cm 180cm
8th 80cm 100cm 8th 90cm 160cm 8th 130cm 190cm 8th 110cm 180cm
9th 80cm 100cm 9th 90cm 160cm 9th 130cm 190cm 9th 110cm 180cm
10th 80cm 100cm 10th 90cm 160cm 10th 130cm 190cm 10th 110cm 180cm
11th 80cm 100cm 11th 90cm 160cm 11th 130cm 200cm 11th 100cm 180cm
12th 80cm 120cm 12th 90cm 160cm 12th 130cm 200cm 12th 100cm 150cm
13th 80cm 120cm 13th 90cm 160cm 13th 130cm 200cm 13th 100cm 150cm
14th 80cm 120cm 14th 90cm 160cm 14th 130cm 220cm 14th 110cm 150cm
15th 80cm 120cm 15th 90cm 180cm 15th 130cm 220cm 15th 110cm 150cm
16th 80cm 120cm 16th 90cm 180cm 16th 130cm 220cm 16th 110cm 150cm
17th 80cm 130cm 17th 90cm 180cm 17th 130cm 220cm 17th 110cm 150cm
18th 80cm 130cm 18th 90cm 180cm 18th 130cm 220cm 18th 110cm 150cm
19th 90cm 130cm 19th 90cm 180cm 19th 130cm 220cm 19th 110cm 120cm
20th 90cm 140cm 20th 90cm 180cm 20th 130cm 220cm 20th 110cm 120cm
21st 90cm 140cm 21st 90cm 180cm 21st 130cm 220cm 21st 110cm 120cm
22nd 90cm 140cm 22nd 90cm 180cm 22nd 130cm 220cm 22nd 90cm 110cm
23rd 70cm 140cm 23rd 90cm 190cm 23rd 130cm 220cm 23rd 90cm 110cm
24th 70cm 140cm 24th 120cm 190cm 24th 120cm 220cm 24th 90cm 110cm
25th 70cm 140cm 25th 120cm 190cm 25th 120cm 220cm 25th - 110cm
26th 70cm 140cm 26th 120cm 190cm 26th 120cm 220cm 26th - 110cm
27th 70cm 140cm 27th 120cm 190cm 27th 120cm 220cm 27th - 110cm
28th 70cm 160cm 28th 120cm 190cm 28th 120cm 220cm 28th - 100cm
29th 70cm 160cm 29th 120cm 190cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th 70cm 160cm 30th 130cm 190cm 30th 30th - 70cm
31st 70cm 160cm 31st 130cm 190cm 31st 31st - 70cm

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 Late November until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 6:00am 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 8:00am until 4:30pm on weekdays.

'Sunrise' operations from 6:00am on weekends between 22nd December 2018 and 24th February 2019.

'Sunrise + Sunset' operations from 6:00am until 6:00pm on 12th-13th January, 9th-10th February 2019.

White Pia Takasu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-5 years
Older Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
All Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
All Day (6am-4:30pm) 4,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
1 Day (6am-6pm) 4,100 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
2 Day Ticket 6,000 yen
5 Hours 3,400 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Season Ticket (all) 40,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season Ticket (weekday) 25,000 yen 15,000 yen 15,000 yen 22,000 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 2 Day 7,500 yen
Joint Season (all) 56,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen 51,000 yen
Joint Season (weekdays) 33,000 yen 20,000 yen 20,000 yen 28,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A 500 yen (returnable) IC card is necessary for each ticket.

The tickets noted as 'Joint' in the above table are valid at both White Pia Takasu and the connected Washigatake resort.

The 5 Hour tickets are valid for five hours from the time of purchase.

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.

Various bus companies run schedules from Osaka and Kyoto.
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 2,000 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. The charge is 1000 yen per vehicle.

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