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Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Nozawa Onsen ski holidays

Established in 1953 the Japanese ski resort Nozawa Onsen lies at 565 metres altitude in the Shinetsu region of the Japanese ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1650m the area is not snow sure. Over 0 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 0 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Nozawa Onsen is Tokyo at a distance of ?km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.

SNO-man says

One of Japan's oldest, largest and least spoilt resorts, with lifts going out in all directions from the village. Legendary Austrian Hannes Schneider from Arlberg came here 75 years ago to teach skiing.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 7 runs 30km
40% 
Advanced Trails
 5 runs 18km
30%  Expert Trails
 8 runs 6km
30% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Nozawa Onsen snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Nozawa Onsen snow history.

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Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) Japanese Yen24000 - Japanese Yen24000
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensNov 2020
Resort ClosesMay 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 54km
total length of Nozawa Onsen trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 10km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Nozawa Onsen area faces
Top Altitude 1650m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 565m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 565m
centre of Nozawa Onsen ski resort
Vertical Drop 1085m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1085m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Skiing in Nozawa Onsen

20 pistes and trails means approximately 54km of runs. 25 Nozawa Onsen lifts have capacity to transport 41510 per hour. The longest run in the Japanese ski resort is over 10km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 30% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 39%. You can ski Nozawa Onsen after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen

Of the 25 ski lifts, 0 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Nozawa Onsen is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nozawa Onsen Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

0 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Artificial Slope, Festivals, Markets, Onsen Baths, Ski Jump (Artificial Surface), Artificial Surface Toboggan Run.

SNO-man says

Nozawa's most famous non-skiing asset are its thirty hot springs which provide the source for 13 public and many more private bath houses. The water is a weak alkaline sulphur with health giving properties and can be drunk safely, indeed it is supposed to be good for the digestion process. Unlike everywhere else in the world these are all free of charge and often housed in wonderful structures. The most famous is called Oh-yu, in a spectacular pagoda style building. The Kurhaus Nozawa has a modern health club style - with saunas and water treatments. There is a superb new indoor water park complex - the Aqua Dome which incorporates long chutes, children's pool and many other features. Most visitors, regardless of nationality, will be fascinated by the skiing museum with its emphasis on Hannes Schneider and his impact on downhill skiing in Japan and worldwide. Other options are night skiing, ski jumping and tobogganing.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Nozawa Onsen" by any other name

The Japanese resort is also known as Kenashi and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Nozawa Onsen slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Nozawa Onsen has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Nozawa Onsen day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Nozawa is one of the more family friendly resorts in Japan, with facilities including the Aqua Dome with childrens pool and tobogganing by the ski slopes. There are discounts of thirty per-cent on lift tickets for children.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Nozawa Onsen Shopping

Nozawa Onsen shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

One of the best places in Japan to shop outside of Tokyo's artificial snow dome/shopping and leisure complex! In Nozawa the emphasis is more on traditional products of all kinds . The main local craft is wickerwork and there are plenty of shops and stalls in which to view the vast selection of this type of goods. The hato-guruma pigeon carts - smaller wicker models of pigeons with wheels on, are the best loved for reasons generally lost on a Western visitor! Nozawa has a bustling market with shops spilling out on to the streets. The other local product for which the village is famous is Novawana Pickles, which may also be purchased in many places.

Nozawa Onsen value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen hire shops - overview of all shopping in Nozawa Onsen

One of the best places in Japan to shop outside of Tokyo's artificial snow dome/shopping and leisure complex! In Nozawa the emphasis is more on traditional products of all kinds . The main local craft is wickerwork and there are plenty of shops and stalls in which to view the vast selection of this type of goods. The hato-guruma pigeon carts - smaller wicker models of pigeons with wheels on, are the best loved for reasons generally lost on a Western visitor! Nozawa has a bustling market with shops spilling out on to the streets. The other local product for which the village is famous is Novawana Pickles, which may also be purchased in many places.

Nozawa Onsen ski rental shops value rating gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Nozawa Onsen Ski School and has ? teachers teaching in Japanese and taking students from a minimum age of 5.? ? 852623

Nozawa Onsen for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nozawa Onsen for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nozawa Onsen for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nozawa Onsen for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Nozawa Onsen: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Nozawa Onsen non skiing facilities also include Artificial Slope, Festivals, Markets, Onsen Baths, Ski Jump (Artificial Surface), Artificial Surface Toboggan Run.


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