Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan

Updated November 10, 2014:  Nestled in the Japan Alps is a magical place steeped in culture and with some terrific skiing and boarding. Nagano was home to the Winter Olympics in 1998.

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Nozawa Holidays - Ski Japan

Nozawa Holidays – Ski Japan

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Nozawa Onsen is a very traditional town with beautiful hot springs, friendly locals, and awesome snow. Our Lodge gives you amazing value and we have a range of accommodation to suit any budget.

  • The Lodge is only 100m to the slopes and short stroll to town
  • Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
  • In the centre of Japan’s main Island Honshu easy access from anywhere
  • You can fly direct to Tokyo or Nagoya and there is a shuttle bus direct to the Lodge
  • English and Japanese Speaking Staff to help with all your needs
  • Unique and beautiful place with breathtaking nature and culture
  • Nozawa Village is also famous for its hot springs, there are many nearby
  • Lots of terrain, with Gondolas, high speed quads, and long runs – very few lift lines
  • And of course, there’s plenty to do in Nozawa Onsen
  • Find out more about Nozawa Onsen
“Thanks Mark – we were first invited to Nozawa years ago and have been enjoyed the skiing, the village and your hospitality ever since.  Thanks for helping us enjoy it so much,” Lyndell, Paper Divas

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The new printable PDF 9 page Nozawa Onsen Information Kit (including how to get to Nozawa Onsen).

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Nozawa Onsen received a terrific write up in an Australian travel newspaper section.

Top 5 Reasons To Ski In Japan

Check out this great article from the Sydney Morning Herald on the Top Five Reasons to Ski In Japan.

We proudly own and operate 4 fantastic accommodation properties in Nozawa Onsen!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be updating so if you’re looking to ski Japan then you won’t find a better deal!

Becoming slushy

by Mark on March 28, 2015

Sunset sessions.

Sunset sessions.

Base up top: 420 cm    Temp Top; +2 Degrees

Base at bottom; 200 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Partly cloudy

 

We have a pretty similar day expected today in comparison with yesterday. The only variation today that there is the possibility of some high clouds moving over during the afternoon. The snow will start out fast this morning, becoming slushier and slow during the afternoon making  it a good day for some cruising on the groomed runs or making park laps. Considering its the weekend, crowd levels will be slightly higher than what we have had so far this week.

Looking at the forecast some light rain showers are possible tomorrow with the potential for light flurries near the mountain top. Early next week is expected to be clear and warm. At this stage there is no forecast snow in the long range predictions.

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Clear and Blue

by Mark on March 27, 2015

Sunset campsite.

Sunset campsite.

Base up top: 430 cm    Temp Top; -2 Degrees

Base at bottom; 210 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Clear

 

A fine and clear day awaits those ready to ascend the hill this morning. Light winds, light crowds and there is still some good snow at the top. Today will be better earlier with temperatures forecast to quickly warm with the snow becoming slushy by around lunch time. Pack the sunscreen!

Yesterday sensational conditions were found in the mountain resort of Nozawa Onsen. Cold temperatures persisted for longer than was originally forecast and as a result the powder from the previous days dump remain excellent in quality, especially on northern aspects. A perfect bluebird sky was an added bonus.

According to the forecast a extensive run of spring conditions are now expected. Clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds are predicted for tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday there is the possibility of light drizzle.

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Another epic day ahead

by Mark on March 26, 2015

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Base up top: 440 cm    Temp Top; -7 Degrees

Base at bottom; 220 cm

New Snow since close: 5 cm

Weather; Clear

 

We have awoken to a staggeringly beautiful morning. A brilliant warm alpenglow is shinning on the surrounding peaks while a clear blue sky looks down from above. With deep fresh powder and cold temperatures you could be forgiven for thinking it is still in mid winter, but of course it is late March. We are very lucky to have such conditions, especially considering how much of the northern hemisphere is suffering through a lacklustre snow season. Japan always delivers and today will be as good as it gets!

Yesterday we had heavy snow fall most of the day adding around a further 20cm during the daylight hours. As a result conditions were remarkably excellent. A long line of powder hounds waited patiently at first gondola however everyone dispersed well and fresh tracks were found all day long. An awesome day all round.

According to the forecast we are in for a run of spring conditions with warming temperatures from tomorrow and sunshine lasting until early next week at least. There is potential for some rain mid next week and it remains to be seen, even in the long range forecast, when the next dump of powder will occur.

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Wicked Wednesday

by Mark on March 25, 2015

Euro carver!

Euro carver!

Base up top: 440 cm    Temp Top; -7 Degrees

Base at bottom; 195 cm

New Snow since close: 30 cm

Weather; Snow

 

30 cm of spring powder, tick. No one of the mountain, tick. The fact that today will be epic, guaranteed. Heavy but isolated snow showers have continued overnight adding no less than 20 cm of the fresh good stuff down in the village and a windblown 30 cm towards the summit of Nozawa Onsen. Break out the fat skis and powder boards once more its clear that spring just isn’t quite here..

Yesterday we had some sketchy conditions earlier in the day with a prominent uneven ice layer making itself known to those passing overhead. However as more fresh snow, that fell most of yesterday, accumulated this ice subsequently became further buried at the expense of overall stability. Common sense needs to prevail today, beware!

Assessing the forecast we can see that snow will fall all day today, becoming isolated with potential breaks of sunshine later. A perfect bluebird in combination with cool temperatures are expected tomorrow with a clear warm day following on Friday. From here on temperatures should stabilise at a warm but not hot level, around 2000m freezing level, until Monday. Sunshine is on the cards for this time period, expect some more good spring skiing.

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Spring Powder

by Mark on March 24, 2015

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Base up top: 390 cm    Temp Top; -8 Degrees

Base at bottom; 195 cm

New Snow since close: 5 cm

Weather; Snow

 

Looks like we have some big flakes falling from the sky in Nozawa Onsen this morning. With temperatures slightly less than an average mid winter day and strong gusting winds it will be a cold day up on the mountain but the rewards of rapidly accumulating powder pockets will be great. With almost a complete lack of powder hounds in the village at the moment you can be sure that tracked out areas will be few and far between.

A brief look at the forecast gives indicating towards steadily strengthening snowfalls today with high overnight accumulations predicted tonight. Light snow showers will then continue tomorrow easing overnight into Thursday. A long run of clear spring days is expected from Thursday until at least mid next week.

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