Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan
Updated January 4, 2013: 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.
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 Invitations
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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!
More snow overnight again only 3 cm expected. We get 30cm…
Base up top: 350cm Temp Top; -9 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 285cm.
Base at Nagasaka: 180cm.
New Snow since close: 30cm at the summit, 50cm on Uenotaira, and 20cm at Nagasaka.
Weather: Mostly fine with passing clouds.
A beautiful crisp morning in Nozawa Onsen; Snow fell consistently from close of lifts until after midnight which left us with a great morning present of 50cm of fresh up on Uenotaira! March really is magic!
There is a 20km/h north-westerly blowing at the moment on the mountain and the temperature is -9C at Yamabiko and -1C at Nagasaka. The Lower steeps runs will be great skiing this morning but will get heavier in the afternoon, so head higher later in the day.
The forecast is for snow to roll in again today and continue on and off until Wednesday next week. Temperatures should stay low with the freezing level expected to be well below the bottom lifts until Tuesday night.
Fog over Nozawa Onsen.
Base up top: 335 cm Temp Top; -10 Degrees
Base at bottom; 160 cm
New Snow since close: 30 cm
Winter has returned with a vengeance here in Nozawa Onsen. Blizzard conditions overnight and this morning have eased revealing a mountain loaded with fresh japow. Since last lifts yesterday we have had the magic 30cm fall across the upper mountain and half that down at village level. Pretty much all areas of the mountain excluding the death cookie zones will be epic today. Avoid tight gullies, run outs below steep terrain and head for even moderate slopes. Stability is low.
Yesterday saw wet snow fall across the upper mountain for most of the day, with some rain in the village. There was some good riding to be had if you knew where to look although the snow conditions made riding off piste challenging. High traffic groomed runs retained the best snow speed on the mountain.
The forecast ahead continues to impress. It still looks like it will be one of the best one week forecast for the season with a very high likelihood that well over a meter will fall during this time. A strong low pressure system over Hokkaido will blast the region will a cold siberian, moisture laden NW airstream. In short, snowfalls and very cold temperatures for at least the next 5 days. Tuesday and Wednesday next week could see bluebird conditions.
Nozawa Onsen pillow factory.
Base up top: 310 cm Temp Top; -1 Degrees
Base at bottom; 140 cm
New Snow since close: 5 cm
Weather; Moderate snow
Its dumping! Heavy flakes are falling rapidly from the sky this morning in Nozawa Onsen. Since last lifts yesterday around 5 cm has collected on the upper slopes. Temperatures are colder than expected as well with snow falling even in the village. For intermediate to advanced riders the Yamabiko trees will offer some great riding in the fresh pow whilst the mid mountain groomers will be the best bet for some carving action.
Not only was yesterday a visual stunner it was also one of the better days we’ve had recently from a skiing and boarding perspective. The boot deep layer of fresh provided some excellent turns through the trees. The fact that you could feel the hard surface beneath the powder layer meant it was excellent for those just learning to ski and board powder. There were some spectacular views, with even the Hakuba range visible in the distance.
We are looking at possibly one of the best one week forecast we have seen so far this season. Consistent moderate and at times heavy snowfalls will move over the region over the next 6 days. The temperatures are excellent over this time as well with the freezing level sitting at 0m. Winds will be moderate.
Pavel skiing in the Yamabiko trees yesterday.
Base up top: 310 cm Temp Top; -9 Degrees
Base at bottom; 145 cm
New Snow since close: 2 cm
A fine ultra clear morning in Nozawa Onsen. Not a cloud in the sky and with a decent top up of fresh powder on the upper half of the mountain over the past 24 hours. Yamabiko area will be the top pick today for intermediate to advanced riders. The trees will offer some nice powder turns whilst the groomed runs will be smooth and fast. Beginners should find the greatest level of enjoyment in the Paradise area with a smooth consistent surface.
Yesterday was surprisingly good. Later in the afternoon when a greater depth had collected the Yamabiko trees offered some mostly untracked boot deep powder. Lower runs were hard and mostly fast, challenging for beginners and boarders but for those on narrower skis were able to lay down some strong carves.
We have an impressive forecast for the next week or so. Looks like the region will collect some substantial falls starting from tomorrow. The freezing level will decrease from around 1000m back to sea level by Thursday morning and moderate snowfalls will continue until Friday, becoming light over the weekend. Winds will remain moderate to strong over this time. In the long range another strong system looks possible for early next week.
Base up top: 300 cm Temp Top; -7 Degrees
Base at bottom; 145 cm
New Snow since close: 2 cm
Weather; Light snow
We woke this morning in Nozawa to some occasional undersized flakes however since then snowfalls have progressed and we now have some decent moderate snow falling from the sky. Riding today will be dust on crust conditions with the fresh falling on a firm base layer. Best areas will be the well groomed pistes as the off piste runs have a severe death cookie layer.
Yesterday was better for riding on the lower pistes. A heavy fog enveloped the upper slopes limiting visibility but lower down was better. Light isolated snow fell about the peak for most of the day but no significant falls were recorded.
Looks like we have a decent forecast for most of the week. Moderate snowfalls are expected on Wednesday into Friday with the best quality snow falling on Thursday and Friday. Freezing level of around 0m is expected during this time.