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Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Guide

Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length31km
Highest Lift1,650m
Resort Height565m
 Nearest AirportNiigata
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Nozawa Onsen

The Japanese ski resort of Nozawa Onsen is at an altitude of 565m, with 31km of marked runs.


Nozawa Onsen has direct access to 31km of downhill skiing, with 20 marked pistes, served by a total of 27 ski lifts.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Nozawa Onsen is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Nozawa Onsen.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Nozawa Onsen is 10km long and the most difficult run is the 'The Challenge Wall'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Nozawa Onsen?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Nozawa Onsen.

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Ski Area Stats

Nozawa Onsen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 6km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 18km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 7 30km
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Nozawa Onsen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,650m
Lowest Piste565m
Resort Altitude (Nozawa Onsen)565m
Max Vertical1,085m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Nozawa Onsen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Nozawa Onsen?

This ski resort is in Nagano, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Nozawa Onsen is Niigata, 162 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 27 ski lifts are able to uplift 41,510 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Nozawa Onsen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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