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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort is a sprawling ski area covering the north-western slopes of Mt. Kenashi in Japan’s Nagano prefecture. Cross-country skiing fans may already be familiar with the name...

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last update on Feb 3, 2021
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Mountain Stats

Elevation1854 ft - 5413 ft
Opening DayDec 12, 2020
Closing DayMay 5, 2021
Capacity 29772 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult JPY5,200
1 day child JPY2,900
All rates & fees


Total 25
Hours8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Overall Slope Length 33.6 miles


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Coronavirus / Covid-19 Measures

Current protective measures and security advice at Nozawa Onsen:
  • Masks mandatory in all lifts and ski buses
  • Lift tickets available online
  • Masks mandatory at restaurants, ski rental and shops
  • Daily disinfection measures
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Nozawa Onsen is one of Japan's largest ski resorts and a true snow paradise.
© Japan National Tourism Organization Nozawa Onsen is one of Japan's largest ski resorts and a true snow paradise.

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. 

Interesting facts

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  • 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 43 " at summit elevation and 8 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 56 " at summit elevation and 13 " at the base. Therefore Nozawa Onsen is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Japan.
  • Nozawa Onsen features 11 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Japan is 7 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 3 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 1 sunniest in Japan.


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.43 miles




Nagano Shimotakai Nozawa Onsen
Phone+81 / 269 / 85-3166
Fax+81 / 269 / 85-2201
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