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[Ski Resort Information 2023-2024] Nozawaonsen Ski Resort (Nozawaonsen Village, Nagano Prefecture)/vol.1



Celebrating 100 years in business! 44 slopes and courses rich in variety

◆Opening period: November 30 – May 6, 2024 (tentative)

1. Characteristics of slopes and courses
4.Lunch Information

1. Characteristics of slopes and courses

It is a 25-minute drive from the Toyota-Iiyama IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway. Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort celebrated its 100th anniversary this season. There are 44 slopes and courses with a wide variety of terrain spreading out from the top of Mt.Kenashi, 1650 meters above sea level.

The maximum slope is 39 degrees and the longest run is 10 km. The majestic beauty of nature and outstanding snow quality are attractive, and snow attractions that can be freely enjoyed by both children and adults will satisfy visitors.

Course map / From the official website of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Courses are abundantly maintained, including wide and gentle courses and advanced courses (beginner: 40%, intermediate: 30%, advanced: 30%).

The highlight is the gondola, which was renewed in 2020. It takes about 8 minutes by a straight route from Shin Nagasaka at the foot of the mountain to the ski area. Ease of access has been improved.

The ski area is also equipped with a kids’ park and day-care center. The day-care center “Y~min” is located on the second floor of the Hikage Information Center on the Hikage slope, and is staffed by certified childcare professionals. The Kids Park is also equipped with fluffy items and a slightly thrilling sledding course. There are two kids’ sledding slopes in the ski area, and sleds can be rented free of charge.

From the official Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort channel

After a day of fun and games, visitors can enjoy the 100% spring water hot springs located in the village. There are 13 free hot spring bathhouses in the village. A new shuttle bus service within the village travels near the Nagasaka gondola base station, making access from the hot spring resort even more convenient.


On New Year’s Eve, fireworks will be launched at the dawn of the new year. At the venue, colorful fireworks will be set off on the slopes, marking the start of the New Year in a spectacular manner.


Christmas Project “Let’s look for Santa at Nozawaonsen Ski Resort!
Date and Time: December 23 (Sat.) and 24 (Sun.) from 10:00 a.m.
Santa Claus will appear on the slopes! The first 100 visitors each day will receive a small Christmas present.

New Year’s Eve Night Tours & Countdown Fireworks
Date: December 31 (Sun.)
Extended night hours until 23:30

Happy New Year! Taru Sake Service
Date: Monday, January 1, 2024 from 11:00 a.m.
Location:Kaminodaira slope

Nasky and sled races for the 100th anniversary of the opening!
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 2, 13:30 –
Admission: Free of charge, open to all
Enjoy sled races with the mascot character “Nasky” at the Kids’ Park. Winners will receive original Nasky goods!

Find the hidden letters on the Kaminodaira slope!
Daytime: December 16, 2023 (earth) to March 31, 2024 (sun)
Target: Elementary school students and under
Reception: Nozawa Onsen Ski School in Hikage Information Center
Letters are hidden in various places on the Kaminodaira slope, which is ideal for beginners. Find the letters and complete the sentences to receive original goods from Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort!


Address: 7653, Nozawaonsenmura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture
Operating period: Thursday, November 30, 2023 – Monday, May 6, 2024
Hours of operation: 8:30-16:30
Fees: Adults 6,800 yen, children (junior high school age and under) 4,100 yen, seniors (60 and over) 5,400 yen *One preschool child per adult is free when accompanied by an adult.
Rental fee: Rental ski set (board, boots, stock) 1 day / Adult ¥5000, Child ¥4000 Rental board set (board, boots) 1 day / Adult ¥5000, Child ¥4000
Various discounts (Saturday, December 16, 2023 – March 31, 2024)
・Special Pack Ticket (1-day lift ticket + 1,000 yen lunch ticket): Adults 7,300 yen, children 4,800 yen, seniors 6,000 yen
・Special Pack Ticket + Onsen (1-day lift ticket + 1,000 yen lunch ticket + Nozawa Onsen Spa Arena ticket): Adults 7,800 yen, children 5,100 yen, seniors 6,500 yen
・Save money by skiing. Show your season ticket for Nozawa Onsen, Togari Onsen, Kijimadaira, and Ikarao Kogen ski resorts at any of the other three ski resorts and receive a 1,000 yen discount on the lift ticket.
Ski Children’s Day Privileges
Dates: 3rd Sunday from December to March
Content: Free Lift Service
Target: Junior high school students and under

4.Lunch Information

There are many restaurants on the wide slopes. Among them, Rest House Yamabiko, located near the Nagasaka Gondola Yamabiko Station, offers a wide variety of original menus as well as the usual Gelée menu. You can also enjoy hot oven-baked dishes and sweets made on the spot.

Nozawana Beefsteak Rice

We recommend the “Nozawana Beef Steak Rice. This menu item, which was the first champion of the Shinshu Gerehshoku battle, is an authentic dish where the meat is grilled on a teppan after the order is placed.

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Address: Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, 7653, Japan
Tel: 0269-85-3166
Access: <Car> 25 minutes from Shinanomachi IC on Joshinetsu Expressway
URL: https://nozawaski.com/

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