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Nozawa Onsen Ski Packages

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

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Chair Lifts Chair Lifts
Single 0 Double 10
Triple 3 Quad 5
5 + 1 Gondola 2
Terrain Terrain
Vertical Graph 1650m % Beginner 40
1085m % Intermediate 30
565m % Advanced 30
Ski season Ski Season
Start Late November End Early May
Courses Courses
Courses 36 Longest Course 10000
Steepest Slope 39 Degrees
Boarder/Skier 50% Boarders 50% Skiers
Tickets Ticket Prices


Adult 3,700 yen Child 1,600 yen

Full Day

Adult 4,800 yen Child 2,200 yen

Two Day

Adult 9,000 yen Child 4,200 yen

Night Skiing

Adult 1,600 yen Child 850 yen
Access Access
Nearest Station Nozawa Onsen
Nearest City Nagano
Opening Hours 8:30am-5pm (Weekdays)
8:30am-8pm (Weekends and Holidays)
Ski Facilities Ski Facilities
Children’s play area,Half Pipe,Jumps,Off-piste skiing,Piste skiing,Powder runs,Ski Patrol,Ski School,Terrain parks
General Facilities General Facilities
Bars,Cafe,Convenience Store,English Information Desk,Gift Shop,Rental Store,Rest Areas,Restaurants,Ski Tuning


Nozawa Onsen is a large single resort that is easily accessed from all accommodation in the central village of Nozawa Onsen. The Village has a moving walkway and a pair lift to the ski resort from there you have easy access to the resort. 

Featuring three base areas: Kurasawa, Nagasaka and Hikage. Kurasawa is mainly used for car access and is the closest base to the entry of the village. There are some gentle runs that you can take to get to one of the gondolas. Nagasaka is home to the longer of the two gondolas, each gondola can fit up to 12 people and will get you to Yamabiko area in about 15-20 minutes including a 90 degree turn half way up. The  Yu-Road has a long uphill conveyor belt that takes you to the Hikage base area, where you will find ski school, tourist information, restaurants and the second gondola. 

The resort has 40% of its runs catering to beginners. With some great long runs, that you can go to the top of the mountain by either gondola and enjoy an 8 kilometre course back down along the Paradise and Rinkan Forest runs. The resort dedicates 30% of its courses to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. A favourite amongst intermediate skiers and snowboarders is the skyline course which is located on the right side of the resort as you look up. The course is well groomed, but can be narrow in places with bumps usually forming in the afternoon. 

Advanced skiers and snowboarders are well catered to with about 30% of the runs at challenging levels. it is recommended that advanced skiers try out the Schneider Course named after the famed Hannes Schneider who developed the Arlberg style of skiing which had been used from the early days until carving skis made the style obsolete in the 1990s. Be careful though, as the course gets full of big moguls after a few days without snow. Another stimulating run is named the challenge course just below the paradise course, with a gradient of 39 degrees. 

Kids are also well catered to at Nozawa Onsen with a day care nursery that can be found on the second floor at the Hikage Information Centre. It is called Yumin Nursery and is available for the little ones from ages 1 to 6. In front of the Hikage base there is a fun kid's park with a bouncing castle, tubing and sledding. Allowing your little one/s to enjoy the snow if they are not quiet ready to head up on the slopes. 

The resort has 2 gondolas, and 21 ski lifts which take you to the 36 ski runs with over 50 kilometres of ski trails. The peak of the resort sits at 1650 metres above sea level and the base sits at 565 metres above sea level, meaning a vertical drop of 1085 metres. Nozawa Onsen ski resort is a true skier and snowboarder paradise, with great terrain for all levels while experiencing a great traditional Japanese village. 


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