The Ski Resort
Not far from Nagano, the venue for the 1998 Winter Olympics, you will find the ski resort of Nozawa Onsen. With 54 kilometers (34 miles) of groomed runs, it is one of the largest resorts in Japan. 24 lifts transport skiers and snowboarders to heights of up to 1,650 meters (5,400 feet). An endless variety of runs and trails as well as a terrain park guarantee winter sport excitement to visitors of all skill levels and families.
- Offering 34 miles of slopes and terrain, Nozawa Onsen is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Japan.
- Nozawa Onsen is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Japan.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Japan.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3560 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Japan is 2894 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 5413 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 59 " at summit elevation and 17 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 74 " at summit elevation and 22 " at the base. Therefore Nozawa Onsen is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Japan.
- Nozawa Onsen features 1 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Japan is 1 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 1 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in Japan.