Ciao Ontake Snow Resort (Takayama City, Gifu)

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort
チャオ御岳スノーリゾート (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 2nd December 2017 until mid May 2018
Weekends and holidays only between 9th January and 16th March 2018
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Ciao Ontake Snow Resort is located on the northern slopes of Mt Ontake, to the south east of central Takayama city in Gifu Prefecture (and close to the border with Nagano Prefecture). Getting there might not be as convenient as many resorts but the high elevation around 2000m and northerly slopes mean this resort often enjoys good powder conditions, and a long season as well. Ice climbing, snow shoe tours and snow rafting attractions are available at this resort. It has been operating since 1998.

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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Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 150cm 110cm 1st 200cm 200cm 1st 220cm 260cm
2nd 70cm - 2nd 150cm 110cm 2nd 200cm 200cm 2nd 220cm 260cm
3rd 70cm - 3rd 130cm 110cm 3rd 200cm 200cm 3rd 230cm 260cm
4th 70cm - 4th 180cm 110cm 4th 200cm 210cm 4th 230cm 260cm
5th 70cm - 5th 180cm 110cm 5th 200cm 210cm 5th 230cm 260cm
6th 70cm - 6th 180cm 110cm 6th 200cm 210cm 6th 230cm 260cm
7th 70cm - 7th 180cm 110cm 7th 200cm 220cm 7th 230cm 260cm
8th 75cm - 8th 180cm 110cm 8th 200cm 220cm 8th 230cm 260cm
9th 80cm - 9th 180cm 130cm 9th 200cm 220cm 9th 230cm 260cm
10th 80cm - 10th 180cm 130cm 10th 220cm 240cm 10th 230cm 260cm
11th 80cm - 11th 180cm 130cm 11th 220cm 240cm 11th 230cm 260cm
12th 80cm - 12th 180cm 140cm 12th 220cm 240cm 12th 230cm 260cm
13th 80cm - 13th 180cm 140cm 13th 220cm 240cm 13th 230cm 260cm
14th 90cm - 14th 180cm 150cm 14th 220cm 240cm 14th 230cm 260cm
15th 90cm 60cm 15th 180cm 150cm 15th 220cm 240cm 15th 230cm 260cm
16th 90cm 60cm 16th 180cm 170cm 16th 220cm 240cm 16th 230cm 260cm
17th 90cm 60cm 17th 180cm 170cm 17th 220cm 240cm 17th 230cm 260cm
18th 90cm 70cm 18th 180cm 170cm 18th 220cm 240cm 18th 230cm 260cm
19th 90cm 70cm 19th 180cm 170cm 19th 220cm 250cm 19th 220cm 260cm
20th 90cm 70cm 20th 180cm 170cm 20th 220cm 250cm 20th 220cm 260cm
21st 90cm 70cm 21st 180cm 170cm 21st 220cm 250cm 21st 220cm 260cm
22nd 90cm 80cm 22nd 180cm 170cm 22nd 220cm 250cm 22nd 210cm 260cm
23rd 90cm 80cm 23rd 180cm 170cm 23rd 220cm 250cm 23rd 210cm 260cm
24th 90cm 80cm 24th 180cm 170cm 24th 220cm 260cm 24th 210cm 260cm
25th 90cm 90cm 25th 180cm 180cm 25th 220cm 260cm 25th 210cm 260cm
26th 90cm 90cm 26th 180cm 180cm 26th 220cm 260cm 26th 210cm 260cm
27th 110cm 90cm 27th 200cm 180cm 27th 220cm 260cm 27th 210cm 270cm
28th 130cm 90cm 28th 200cm 200cm 28th 220cm 260cm 28th 210cm 270cm
29th 130cm 90cm 29th 200cm 200cm 29th - - 29th 210cm 270cm
30th 130cm 90cm 30th 200cm 200cm 30th 30th 210cm 270cm
31st 150cm 110cm 31st 200cm 200cm 31st 31st 210cm 270cm

Previous Statistics

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Ciao Ontake Snow Resort. 
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 open on Saturdays and holidays only and is located at the base of the resort. Under 12's can enter for free, otherwise the charge is 500 yen.

There is also some 'Snow Rafting' which costs 500 yen per person for 1 time. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Snow Park' at Ciao is located by the Number 1 Duo lift.  

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Mid May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Ciao Ontake Snow Resort is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

This resort will only be open on weekends and holidays between 9th January 2017 and 16th March 2018.

Ciao Ontake Snow Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day (8:30am-4pm) 4,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Morning (8:30am-12:30pm) 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
Afternoon (12pm-4pm) 3,000 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 4,000 yen
Gondola one-way 1,200 yen 1,200 yen 1,200 yen
Gondola return 1,500 yen 1,500 yen 1,500 yen
Lift Ticket Information Various 'family pack' tickets are available.

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 Ciao Ontake Snow Resort

By public transport
53.6km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
72.6km from Inashi Station on the Iida Line
Transport Information
Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line is the closest station, 54km away.

Ina-shi Station on the Iida line is the closest station to the east in Nagano Prefecture and is about 73km from Ciao Ontake.
No shuttle bus service information is available.
By Car
57.6km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
72km from the Ina IC on the Nagano Expressway
95.2km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 361 (9km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 435
This resort is located just off Prefecture Road 463, which in turn is just over 9km from Route 361 (also known as Kiso Highway).

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There are a number of car parks close to the base of the resort.

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Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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Lift system 80
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