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

Get in touch if keen to get knee deep in powder or neck deep in a Hot Spring soon…

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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

lodge-nagano-streetPrintable Information Kit for Nozawa Onsen

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

Check our our NEW Restaurant & Bar Guide! (PDF)

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!

More Sunshine today in Nozawa

by Mark on April 5, 2017

Spring Slide Nozawa

Magic Day up top yesterday with boot high powder and sun. More spring like today

More sunshine today in Nozawa
 
Base at top: 390 cm
Temp at Top: 9 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 290 cm
New snow since close: 0cm
Weather: Clear skies and light winds
 
Waking up to another beautiful spring day here in Nozawa Onsen with blue skies, warm weather and no wind. Will be a fun spring day on the slopes ahead.
 
Yesterday morning was the goods with 10cm of fresh snow, some parts of Yamabiko had boot deep fresh powder between the trees. With the sunshine it made for a beautiful morning glide. It did warm up pretty quick though and it was all over by lunchtime. The snow was still good fun on piste up the very top but got a bit sluggish on the flatter runs. It improved as bit in the afternoon and was a fun run down at about 4pm.
 
As forecast looks like this southerly Okinawan change is going to grip us for the next few days and bring some rain across the resort. Temps should dip again on Monday and the long range is even showing some snow on the 12th of April. Once we hit April though the fresh snow days are few and far between. Still a huge base to eat thru though so once the rain clears will still be plenty of spring skiing to enjoy. A good vibe around the town as all the locals kick back a bit after the busy winter season.

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April 4th Dump Nozawa by Seiji

Spring  snow for Nozawa Onsen!

Base at top: 400 cm
Temp at Top: -3 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 305 cm
New snow since close: 10cm
Weather: Bluebird up top!

This is not an April Fools joke we have had 10cm of fresh snow up top on the mountain this morning! It stared to snow up top yesterday afternoon and continued thru the night. Too warm for snow in the village as to be expected at this time of the year but up top is looking like a beautiful Bluebird day.

The base had dropped down to 390cm but this has topped it back up to the 400cm mark.

 

Lifts in operation are;

Nagasaka Gondola 8;10 – 15;30

Yamabiko 4               8;30 – 15;20

Yamabiko 2 4            8;25 – 15;30

Uenotaira 4              8;30 – 15;30

Paradise 4                 8;30 – 15;40

Spring Snow for Nozawa Onsen

Map of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and the Lifts and Runs open for 4th of April 2017

Still no problem to ski top to bottom though even with less lifts in operation.

As you can see from these photos today is going to be an awesome day so get up there and enjoy it as we have a warm Spring front on its way. Tomorrow will be nice and sunny too before a rain system hitting us on Thursday night. You can check out the scenery on the cams and if not in Nozawa now still enjoy the great day we are having here, will get up for some R & D and update you later… https://www.nozawaholidays.com/snow-cams/

 

Thanks for the photos Seiji san always first on the scene in Nozawa.

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 31 March 2017

by Mark on March 31, 2017

 

Isaac enjoying one of the last big dumps for Spring

Isaac enjoying one of the last big dumps for Spring – Photo @LWTravel

Cloudy with a chance of snow

Base at top: 400 cm
Temp at Top: -5 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 305 cm
New snow since close: 0 cm
Weather: Cloudy

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 31 March 2017

Weather has took a turn from the last few days with clouds covering most of the Nagano region. A slight chill up top of the mountain today with possibility of light snow in the late afternoon. 

Tomorrow’s temperature will rise again with the Sun making an appearance. 

Its looking like its going to be another Sunny spring weekend coming up and hopefully entering April with a 4 meter snow base up top…..

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 30 March 2017

by Mark on March 30, 2017

 

Relaxing with a coffee at Mt.Dock Cafe

Relaxing with a coffee at Mt.Dock Cafe – Photo by @LWTravel

Another Sunny day!

Base at top: 410 cm
Temp at Top: -2 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 315 cm
New snow since close: 0 cm
Weather: Sunny

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 30 March 2017

Another scorcher of a day today. Excellent Spring conditions this morning with temperatures on the rise throughout the day. 

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 30 March 2017

We are expecting some clouds to roll in later this afternoon with a slight chance of rain overnight.

Tomorrow Is looking like the temperature will drop and become more cloudy with rain/snow in the afternoon. Not to worry though as there will be plenty of sun in the forecast for the weekend..

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 29 March 2017

by Mark on March 29, 2017

Excited about the freshies

Tully launching off into the freshies – Photo @LWTravel

Back to Spring!

Base at top: 430 cm
Temp at Top: -5 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 330 cm
New snow since close: 5 cm
Weather: Sunny

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 29 March 2017

Waking up to a beautiful sunny morning today. Looking like its going to stay clear and warm up throughout the day. Still a little bit of fresh snow with a new 5cm reported up top.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 29 March 2017

We can expect a perfect Spring day! Get the sunnies out and layer up that sun cream..

Tomorrow will be warmer again with a slight chance of rain in the forecast.

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