Nozawa Onsen Japan

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Trails

Beginner
40%
Intermediate
30%
Advanced / Expert
30%

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Overview

Nozawa Onsen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 36 runs spanning 734 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

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MBMark B.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 27, 2017
This is the place to go if you want to mix a real Japanese cultural experience with great skiing and boarding. The terrain is varied enough for a week long stay and the town is beautiful, with picturesque lane ways and plenty of public onsens to soak in after the days... More
PBPeter B.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 25, 2017
 Defidently the most memorable place i have been to in japan. Unbelievable town rich with culture, beautiful onsen's and great food. The mountain is a master piece with a nice variety runs will 100% be back soon. ... More
SMStacey M.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 20, 2017
Spent 5 days at Nazawa Onsen. Mainly skiing but also enjoyed the onsens and the night life. Also had a great day tour to the snow monkeys (not to be missed!). Very pretty town and easy to navigate and the food options were awesome.... More
DEDean E.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Great town with a wide variety of services and options, great variety of pisted slopes with good dry snow topped up by snowfalls, but not continuously so plenty of sunny days.... More
MKMasaki K.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 16, 2017
One of the best powder you can get in the area. A little bit far away but it's worth it! If you are willing to spend some time on travel, it's a great place to visit!... More
OCOwen C.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Stayed in Nozawa Onsen 2016, was an awesome experience of japanese culture, dining and of course... the snowboarding. Great off piste, tree runs and and it was an awesome site seeing the snow monsters of nozawa onsen! After every day it was a joy going back to our room and... More
DCDarren C.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 08, 2017
Great place, great facilities...too many Aussie yobbos. This place was great 5years ago, now all the ignorant ethnocentric rich and middle class yobbos go there and mistreat the place. Disrespectful and embarrassing. Good for a day visit but the Aussies will do your head in.... More
BHBrad H.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
This small traditional village with over 10 onsens was just awesome. Plenty of places to dine and foot onsens after a hard days riding is a great experience. The runs are fantastic and the park has plenty on offer & well maintained. Staying in traditional accomadation made the... More
AKAndrew K.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Village lifestyle right on the slopes. The laneways are filled with excellent Japanese eateries and sake bars, there’s an abundance of steaming street food on every corner. This is all right at the base of the slopes with the gondala right there to take you to the top for super... More
HCHugh C.
beginner snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
It has an heritage and I love the traditional feel of the village. I know the quality of the slopes is very high ef n though I am not much of a snow sports person . It’s the “goto” place for me.... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Quads
5
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
8
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
1,854 feet
Summit
5,413 feet
Vertical drop
3,559 feet

Terrain

Total runs
36
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
6 miles
Skiable Terrain
734 acres
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