Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is one of Japan’s most outstanding and extensive ski areas. Sitting at an altitude of 1,085 metres this pure powder heaven has 100% natural fresh powder and an unlimited amount of slopes and ski areas for all abilities. Off the slopes this resort is the soul for après skiers with a traditional Japanese charm.


Boasting a total ski area of 297 hectares with an average snow fall of 11m the snow parks variety of slopes and courses make this a true Japanese snow paradise.  Including 13 public hot spring baths, shops, hotels, condos and ski in ski out availability, Nozawa Onsen has It all.

  • Ski in Ski out
  • Lessons and rentals
  • 297 hectares of skiable terrain
  • Terrain for all ski levels
  • Japanese charm

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 1,650 Metres
Village Elevation 565 Metres
Vertical Drop 1,085 Metres
Skiable Terrain 297 hectares
Lifts 21
Runs 36
Average Annual Snowfall 11 Metres
Terrain Beginner 40%
Terrain Intermediate 30%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski Out  Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Nozawa Onsen there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snow Mobiling
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Zenko-ji-Temple
  • Onsens
  • Snow Monkey Tours

Getting There

Nozawa Onsen is 3-4 hours travel time from Tokyo depending upon transportation used. Fly into Narita or Haneda Airport and either transfer directly or stay in Tokyo before heading out to the resort via shuttle, taxi, train, or bus.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Nozawa Onsen has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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