White Pia Takasu (Gujo City, Gifu)

White Pia Takasu
(岐阜県 郡上市)
Planned season: Friday 22nd November 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
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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.

New for 2019-2020, a bunch of ski resorts in the area are grouping up to create 'Takasu Mountains' and a joint lift ticket available. The resorts included are Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and Gujo Vacance Village (though curiously the joint ticket is not valid at that last one). A shuttle bus between the resorts is planned.

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 is lift-connected with:

White Pia Takasu Snow Depth Statistics

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

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 usually 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 and holidays between 28th December 2019 and 1st March 2020.

White Pia Takasu Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
3-5 years
Older Child
Elementary School age
55 years & over
All Day (8am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
All Day (6am-4:30pm) 4,300 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,500 yen
2 Days 6,400 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 1,800 yen 2,300 yen
Season (all) 40,000 yen 35,000 yen
Season (weekdays) 24,000 yen 21,000 yen
Joint 1 Day 4,900 yen 1,000 yen 2,500 yen 3,100 yen
Joint 2 Day 7,900 yen
Joint 5 Hours 4,300 yen 2,300 yen 2,900 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

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.

A 'Family Pack' that includes a 1 day lift ticket for one adult and one child as well as a 1,000 yen lunch voucher is available for 6,200 yen on weekends and 5,200 yen on weekdays.

Every Friday a 'Ladies Pack' ticket is available for 1,000 yen. (It even includes a 1,000 yen lunch voucher!)

Takasu Mountains Ticket
This ticket is new for 2019-2020 and is valid at
Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen, White Pia Takasu, Washigatake and (the newly renamed) Gujo Vacance Village.

1 day ticket
- Adults: 5,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 3,000 yen
- Seniors: 4,500 yen

2 day ticket
- Adults: 9,700 yen
- Children (4-12): 5,400 yen
- Seniors: 8,100 yen

3 day ticket
- Adults: 14,400 yen
- Children (4-12): 7,800 yen
- Seniors: 12,300

Multiple day Takasu Mountains tickets do not need to be used on consecutive days.

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 2000 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. The charge is 1,000 yen per car (taken when you leave).

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