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Nozawa Onsen Resort Guide

The Nozawa Onsen resort guide summary is: Nozawa Onsen has 25 lifts within its 297 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1085m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 20 trail at Nozawa Onsen.


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Nozawa Onsen Resort Guide

The Nozawa Onsen resort guide summary is: Nozawa Onsen has 25 lifts within its 297 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1085m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 20 trail at Nozawa Onsen.

Vertical:

Top: 1650m
Arrow
1085m
Bot: 565m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

20
40%
30%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

297
Snowmaking: —

Nozawa Onsen Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon23
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 25
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Visiting Nozawa Onsen

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Nozawa Onsen.

  • Season opens
    28 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    18 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    25 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Tokyo
  • Nearest Train Station
    Iiyama
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    0269-85-3166

Nozawa Onsen Features

The terrain at Nozawa Onsen includes:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Nozawa Onsen resort?

Nozawa Onsen, in Japan (located in the Nagano prefecture), is a large resort with 25 lifts (23 chair lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1085 metres (3559 feet) of vertical descent. Nozawa Onsen has 734 acres of terrain over 20 pistes. Nozawa Onsen is evenly suited for both advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders but with some terrain for beginners. There are a couple of locations dedicated to cross-country skiing and for snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half-pipe. The nearest airport is at Tokyo and the nearest train station to Nozawa Onsen is at Togari Nozawa Onsen. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Nozawa Onsen.


Explore Nozawa Onsen Location Map

Interactive Nozawa Onsen trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Nozawa Onsen?

JanuaryAverage: 6.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Nozawa Onsen is week 2 of January. There are typically 6.0 snowy days during this week with 61cm of snowfall. Check out the Nozawa Onsen Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Nozawa Onsen

Overall: 4.2 Based on 23 votes and 12 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.9
  • Variety of pistes 4.5
  • Off-piste 4.1
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 4.1
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Peter from United States writes:

Nozawa is growing up. While the ratio of Japanese visitors to international visitors in the winter is fairly constant (70:30ish), there's increasingly more of the services that inbound guests want. There are several places to get excellent coffee, breadcentric breakfasts, etc, and the accommodation base in the village is gradually being upgraded.

But this remains a real working mountain village (3,600 residents year-round) that just happens to have an Olympic-quality ski field. It feels much more like a small European resort (think Lech, Gstaad, or its twin, St. Anton), although culturally you're absolutely aware that you're in Japan. There's been a ski resort here for over 100 years so the snow and mountain management is world class.

The village continues to invest and will replace the main gondola over the next two years. After the opening of the new shinkansen a few years ago, it's just over two hours from Tokyo so much more accessible than it used to be. The green season is picking up, with a lot of winter athletes training on the artificial slope, as well as mountain bikers rubbing shoulders with the regular guests looking for cool weather, local food/sake/beer and onsen.

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