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About Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Nozawa Onsen, located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, is a historical onsen town better known for its onsens with more than 13 public hot spring baths that can be used free of charge. Nozawa Onsen has real character and despite becoming a mecca for keen skiers and apres-skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm.

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Season December – April
Elevation 1,650m
Average Snow 11m
Lifts 18 Lifts | 3 Gondolas
Terrain 40% Beginner / 30% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available

Lift Passes

Nozawa Onsen lift pass provides access to all lifts and gondolas in the Nozawa Onsen Resort. Night skiing available until 8.00pm (Dec-March).

From 12,600 JPY (from 2 days) per adult
Kids 0-5yrs Ski FREE

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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is 4.5hrs from Narita airport. Getting there requires a little bit of extra maneuvering though since taking a bus or the bullet train up to Nagano will need to be followed up with a taxi to your accommodation. Taking a pre-booked private or share taxi from the airport is a good option if you want to avoid the hassle.

From 10,900 JPY One Way Per Person

From 18,000 JPY One Way per person (Shared Taxi)



Nozawa offers mostly Hotels, Pensions and Japanese Ryokans. Most Nozawa accommodation is within close walking or shuttle bus distance to the lifts and other areas of the village and town.

Prices range from as low as 10,340 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Nozawa Onsen Hotel.

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Lessons & Rentals

English speaking group and private lessons are available for beginners to intermediate/ progressing riders. Private lessons are recommended for advanced boarders/skiers. There are several rental shops in Nozawa offering a good range of equipment for beginners and intermediate. For the more advanced riders it is suggested bringing your own equipment as the equipment is standard/ limited.

Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,500 JPY per day

Private Lesson From 24,000 JPY for 2hrs


The dining in Nozawa is a real highlight with an extensive choice and style of restaurants, bars and izakayas. In the village you can find local and international dishes for all cravings. For those who do want to get out for a few drinks on the town, Nozawa has you covered with some funky bars, fun Japanese izakayas, karaoke rooms and even some dancing!

winter fun

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

Snow Mobiling
Snow Shoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Zenko-ji Temple
Snow Monkey Tours
Fire Festival (Dosojin Matsuri) – January 15