Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan

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 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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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!

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by Mark on December 26, 2018

Snow Forecast for as far as the Eye can see in Nozawa!

Check out those numbers, starting form tonight looks like we are in for a good old fashion “Snow Down” with Mother Nature and have a feeling she is going to win!

The North Westerly Winds from Siberia look set to prevail with temps plummeting and bringing with it bucket loads of snow. Tomorrow night looking like a major feature film where we could see up to half a meter fall across the Resort.

Forecasting a serious Snow Storm to continue from Friday with cold days and strong winds that will drop even more of the snowy goodness on us. Hang on to your powder planks this could be epic!

If still looking to come up and take advantage of all this snow sometime this season jump on the site and drop us a mail;

Better pack the snorkel!

Check out the pretty amazing season we have had so far here in Nozawa. Even when the snow is not as heavy as some years it is still not too bad !

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Get to the top of the mountain

Nozawa Snow Report Friday 9th of March 2018

Get to the top of the mountain

Good morning everyone, we have light rain in the village this morning but the forecast is snow from 9am!  The freezing level will drop down to village level by this afternoon.  Best conditions will be at the top so make your way up to Yamabiko and enjoy the snowy conditions up there.

Snow is going to continue through till tomorrow with some sunshine in the afternoon.  Freezing level is also staying low till Monday with lower temps over the weekend so we have some great conditions for some stealth snow!  Come on snow clouds – bring us the good stuff!

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Friday 9th of March

Temp at Top: 3℃

Weather: Rain turn to snow

Base at top:  275cm

Base at Uenotara station: 195cm

New snow since close: 0cm

Nozawa Snow Report Friday 9th of March 2018


Snow is on the way

Nozawa Snow Report Thursday 8th of March 2018

Skiing under the trees at Yamabiko

Good morning everyone, we have started off the day with cloudy conditions, this will change with a new storm moving in throughout the day. There will be some wind and rain later this afternoon but this will change to snow during the night with the forecast for tomorrow being over 20cm of snow. Saturday should see light snowfall and again the change of light snowfall on Sunday.

Remember the Lantern Festival is on this Saturday.

Place: Hikage 
Time: 19:00-21:25

19:00. Opening ceremony
19:05. Jugling performance
19:35 Janken competition with prize
19:50 Snow Groomers demonstration
20:10. Talk on Ski history
20:35 Torch ski run 
21:00. Fire works
21:15. Closing

* Free sample sake, juice, ice cream offered.

Still a few rooms available about town can click here to book
Looks like some snow expected too!

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Thursday 8th of March

Temp at Top: -3℃

Weather: Cloudy

Base at top:  285cm

Base at Uenotara station: 210cm

New snow since close: 0cm


Sunshine day

Nozawa Snow Report Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Great day for photos on top of the mountain here in Nozawa Onsen

Good morning everyone, well the pattern of snow sunshine snow sunshine we have been having over the last few weeks continues, after yesterday’s snowfall we will have a sunny day today followed by the next storm which is predicted to have heavy snow on Friday followed by moderate snow on Saturday.

Remember it is a great time to get to the top of the mountain and grab some photos of the mountain range, but remember the sunscreen as you get a double dose with the refection off the snow.

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Wednesday 7th of March

Temp at Top: -9℃

Weather: Sunny

Base at top:  290cm

Base at Uenotara station: 210cm

New snow since close: 0cm


Trees on the mountain covered in snow.

Nozawa Snow Report Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Snow covered trees on the mountain this morning

The top of the mountain is covered in cloud this morning which is predicted to clear during the day, the mountain snow indicators have no new snow but looking up the mountain we can see the trees covered in snow, we will have to go up, will let you know what we find.

It looks like we’ll see the sun out tomorrow, great time to get photos on top of the mountain before we see the next storm roll in Thursday evening with solid snowfall predicted for Friday and Saturday at this stage.

The long range forecast has sunshine at the beginning of next week follow by snow fall mid next week.

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Tuesday 6th of March

Temp at Top: -5℃

Weather: Cloudy

Base at top:  290cm

Base at Uenotara station: 210cm

New snow since close: 0cm