Hounokidaira (Takayama City, Gifu)

ほおのき平 (岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Saturday 15th December 2018 until 31st March 2019
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Hounokidaira is located in Takayama city in the northern region of Gifu Prefecture. It is the largest ski hill in Takayama and has been operating since 1971. Hirayu Onsen is close-by. This ski hill features a number of off-piste ungroomed areas.

The resort seems to be being somewhat shy with clear information on lift operations this season. The Number 8 lift pair lift is definitely not operating and a 'Summit Snow Taxi' service takes people from the top of the Number 3 quad lift over to the summit of the western side.

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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Hounokidaira Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 70cm 90cm 1st 100cm 140cm 1st 80cm 150cm
2nd - - 2nd 70cm 90cm 2nd 100cm 140cm 2nd 80cm 150cm
3rd - - 3rd 70cm 110cm 3rd 100cm 140cm 3rd 80cm 150cm
4th - - 4th 70cm 110cm 4th 90cm 140cm 4th 70cm 150cm
5th - - 5th 70cm 110cm 5th 90cm 140cm 5th 70cm 150cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 110cm 6th 90cm 140cm 6th 70cm 140cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 110cm 7th 90cm 140cm 7th 70cm 140cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 110cm 8th 90cm 140cm 8th 70cm 140cm
9th - - 9th 70cm 110cm 9th 90cm 140cm 9th 70cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 110cm 10th 90cm 140cm 10th 70cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 110cm 11th 90cm 140cm 11th 70cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 70cm 110cm 12th 90cm 140cm 12th 70cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 110cm 13th 90cm 140cm 13th 70cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 70cm 110cm 14th 90cm 140cm 14th 70cm 100cm
15th 25cm - 15th 70cm 110cm 15th 90cm 140cm 15th 70cm 100cm
16th 20cm 40cm 16th 70cm 110cm 16th 90cm 140cm 16th 70cm 80cm
17th 20cm 50cm 17th 70cm 110cm 17th 90cm 140cm 17th 70cm 80cm
18th 30cm 50cm 18th 70cm 100cm 18th 90cm 150cm 18th - 80cm
19th 30cm 50cm 19th 80cm 100cm 19th 90cm 150cm 19th - 80cm
20th 40cm 50cm 20th 80cm 100cm 20th 90cm 150cm 20th - 70cm
21st 40cm 50cm 21st 80cm 100cm 21st 90cm 150cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 40cm 50cm 22nd 90cm 100cm 22nd 90cm 150cm 22nd - 70cm
23rd 40cm 60cm 23rd 90cm 120cm 23rd 90cm 150cm 23rd - 70cm
24th 40cm 60cm 24th 90cm 130cm 24th 90cm 150cm 24th - 70cm
25th 40cm 60cm 25th 90cm 140cm 25th 90cm 150cm 25th - 70cm
26th 40cm 60cm 26th 90cm 140cm 26th 80cm 150cm 26th - 70cm
27th 40cm 70cm 27th 90cm 140cm 27th 90cm 150cm 27th - 70cm
28th 40cm 80cm 28th 90cm 140cm 28th 80cm 150cm 28th - 60cm
29th 50cm 80cm 29th 100cm 140cm 29th - - 29th - 60cm
30th 50cm 90cm 30th 100cm 140cm 30th 30th - 50cm
31st 50cm 90cm 31st 100cm 140cm 31st 31st - 50cm

Previous Statistics

Hounokidaira Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hounokidaira. 
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
There is a 'Kojiro Rand' kids area near the base which includes a moving belt and tubing course. Entrance is 600 yen (and 1,000 yen for two parents).

Snow rafting is also available every day - 1,600 yen for adults; 1,200 yen for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. There are a number of off-piste areas. 

Hounokidaira Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Opening times vary depending on weather conditions, according to the ski hill themselves!

Hounokidaira Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,800 yen 3,200 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,300 yen 2,600 yen
Half Day (weekend & holidays) 2,800 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,100 yen 1,600 yen 1,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 250 yen 200 yen 300 yen
9 Lift Coupons 2,200 yen 1,650 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 39,000 yen 16,500 yen 31,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information A season ticket for Junior High school age students is 18,500 yen.

A season ticket for Senior High school age students is 24,500 yen.

The 'Snow Taxi' that takes you from the top of the Number 3 quad lift to the summit area operates daily and costs as follows:

1 time - 200 yen
3 times - 500 yen
6 times - 900 yen
12 times - 1700 yen

Getting to Hounokidaira

By public transport
26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
43.3km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
Transport Information
Hounokidaira is about 26.5km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line.
A bus service from Takayama Station is available every day. One way charge for adults is 1,210 yen (children: 610 yen).

Special rates that include a one day lift ticket are available.
By Car
29.9km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
54.9km from the Matsumoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
124km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (0.4km away)
Hounokidaira is located just off the main Route 158 to the east of central Takayama city.

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Parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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