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!

Lifts

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

Elevation

Base
1854 feet
Summit
5413 feet
Vertical drop
3559 feet

Terrain

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

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Lifts

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Town

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SHSam H.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
Great resort that sweeps into the town full of Onsen. What more could you want. Great faculties and plenty of options for all riders at all levels. Snow monkeys a short trip away too... More
MBMichael B.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Awesome skiing with plenty of fresh powder and an unbeatable atmosphere. Food and culture (and onsen) round it out as a perfect holiday destination. Much more of a local and authentic feel than Niseko, where I have also been. Snow at Niseko is great but the mountain feels a bit... More
TMThomas M.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Nozawa Onsen is easy to get to from Tokyo via Shinkansen and bus. The resort gets the most snow I've ever experienced and is the perfect place to visit if you've never ridden in deep snow before. At the top of the mountain there is a patrolled area amongst the trees that is ideal... More
LHLoky H.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Great for kids and cuture. Linked to stanton austria and shares the same vibe as a health spa in the alps. Great snow and off piste.look for a hotel that you can ski too. Monkey trip was easy enough with kids. Kids ski play area was good and indoor kids play room was free. Would... More
MPMike P.
expert skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
Nozawa is the perfect introduction to Japan skiing. Easy to get to from Tokyo, and has a full village at the base of the mountain. The village has incredible history, for example, remember to look down at the manholes. Each has a unique design, some with themes around the Winter... More
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