Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is a large ski area that opened over seventy years ago. As seen in the picture below, Nozawa Onsen Village is located at the foot of the ski resort, which spans across three main areas. There is plenty of terrain to explore, offering over fifty kilometres of trails or pistes beginning at an elevation of 1085 meters with 297 hectares of skiing surface. One of the pluses of skiing at Nozawa is that there really is something for everybody (see stats below). There are family friendly wide open pistes, some difficult mogul runs plus it offers some great powder days between the marked runs too. Active skiers will find a terrain park with jumps, rails, boxes and an eighty metre pipe to get the adrenalin pumping.
If you are here with children there is a free rest station for kids called the ‘Naski Room’ on the 2nd floor of the Hikage Trail Information Centre which is easily accessible from the village via the moving ‘Yu-road’ (free of charge) – see the map links below for more details. Outside the centre there is a safe and secure Kids Park. This fully equipped park has many facilities such as an inflatable bouncer, junior sled rides and tubing courses. A day care with fully qualified child care workers is available on the second floor of the Hikage Centre for children 1 to 6 years old. The hours are 9:00~12:00 & 13:00~16:00 (you must collect your child during lunch). The charge is ¥4,000 for the first day and ¥3,000 from the second day on for those who continue to use the service for multiple days. There are also half day and hourly rates available depending on capacity (maximum 20).
See our maps page for the layout of the village and ski areas.
|Top – 1,650 metres
|Bottom – 565 metres
|Season dates, times:
|Mid December till early May
|Day: 08:30 – 16:30
|No. of lifts, courses:
|21 (Eighteen chair lifts, one moving walkway and two gondolas)
Kids 5 and and under are free with a paying adult.
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