Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 565 metres

Top elevation: 1,650 metres

Number of lifts: 21

Number of runs: 36

Access: Tokyo has the nearest airports. There are a few direct coach transfers from the airport, otherwise it's a shinkansen (bullet-train) from Tokyo to Nagano City and then short coach transfer to Nozawa Onsen.

In Nozawa we can include transfers, lift passes, equipment hire, ski school, activities & excursions in your package. In each instance, the price you pay will be cheaper - or, at worst the same - as what you would pay locally.

As it's one mountain and one ski area, it's all reasonably straight-forward in Nozawa. Ski passes can be bought for full and half days. Children are under 12 and seniors are over 60. Standard. Pre-school kids ski for free - bonus!

1 Day (Adult) JPY 4,600
1 Day (Child) JPY 2,100
1 Day (Senior) JPY 3,500
5 Non-Consecutive Days (Adult) JPY 20,000

There are quite a few options available to us in Nozawa and where you stay is going to play a large part in our decision about where to hire the gear. Where exactly you are in the village and who they have an agreement in place with, along with what type of gear you want and where it's best to store it overnight are all considerations. We'll think it through, but wherever we choose there will be an okay range of standard and premium skis, boards and snow clothing available. It's good...but it's not Niseko or Hakuba, where there is more choice and newer kit. 

We received great service from Spicy Rentals last time we were in Nozawa and picked up some super fat skis for an epic powder day. We'd be inclined to use these guys (located at the Nagasaki base area) and we've got rates in place, unless your circumstance dictates otherwise.

Nozawa Ski School is located at the base of the Hikeage Gondala, at the top of the Yu Road travelator (a moving footway from the village). 

Lessons are run daily with one day and half day (10-12noon and 1:30-3:30pm) sessions. Qualified English speaking instructors can teach the basics or fine tune your powder technique. The school customises lessons to three age groups; infants (3- 6yrs), kids (7-16yrs) and adults (17yrs+), offering group lessons for beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders or private lessons for all levels. 

As it's one mountain and one ski area, it's all reasonably straight-forward in Nozawa. Ski passes can be bought for full and half days. Children are under 12 and seniors are over 60. Standard. Pre-school kids ski for free - bonus!

1 Day (Adult) JPY 4,600
1 Day (Child) JPY 2,100
1 Day (Senior) JPY 3,500
5 Non-Consecutive Days (Adult) JPY 20,000

There are quite a few options available to us in Nozawa and where you stay is going to play a large part in our decision about where to hire the gear. Where exactly you are in the village and who they have an agreement in place with, along with what type of gear you want and where it's best to store it overnight are all considerations. We'll think it through, but wherever we choose there will be an okay range of standard and premium skis, boards and snow clothing available. It's good...but it's not Niseko or Hakuba, where there is more choice and newer kit. 

We received great service from Spicy Rentals last time we were in Nozawa and picked up some super fat skis for an epic powder day. We'd be inclined to use these guys (located at the Nagasaki base area) and we've got rates in place, unless your circumstance dictates otherwise.

Nozawa Ski School is located at the base of the Hikeage Gondala, at the top of the Yu Road travelator (a moving footway from the village). 

Lessons are run daily with one day and half day (10-12noon and 1:30-3:30pm) sessions. Qualified English speaking instructors can teach the basics or fine tune your powder technique. The school customises lessons to three age groups; infants (3- 6yrs), kids (7-16yrs) and adults (17yrs+), offering group lessons for beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders or private lessons for all levels. 

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 565 metres

Top elevation: 1,650 metres

Number of lifts: 21

Number of runs: 36

Access: Tokyo has the nearest airports. There are a few direct coach transfers from the airport, otherwise it's a shinkansen (bullet-train) from Tokyo to Nagano City and then short coach transfer to Nozawa Onsen.