A DIFFERENT SKI TRIP

We have chosen Nozawa Onsen as your Japanese ski experience.  Nozawa is not your normal Ski Resort; it is actually a village in the mountains near Nagano Japan on the main Island.  Being a traditional village the cultural experience is totally different and a great family holiday. The top of the mountain is 1,650m above sea level, and the village is at 565m. This means you get 1085m of vertical to ski and board on. Nozawa Onsen is one of the original and largest ski resorts in Japan! The average snow depth is 3.5 meters, with lots of powder! Despite the large amounts of snow here at Nozawa Onsen, we have many beautiful, sunny days. The 1998 Winter Olympics were held here, which lead to a major infrastructure upgrade. Nozawa has over 20 lifts servicing our huge ski area, and two main Gondolas to take you straight to the top! All together, there are 36 runs down the mountain with the longest run being 10km long, taking you at least 20 minutes to go from top to bottom or faster depending on your ability. Nozawa Onsen has a wide variety of terrain with some really amazing slopes:
  • Advanced (30%)
  • Intermediate (30%)
  • Beginner (40%)
The Stats
  • Vertical: 565 – 1,650 metres (1,085 metres of mountain!)
  • Average annual snow fall: 12 metres
  • Average base (peak season) 350cm +
  • Average tempature: varies, but the top of the mountain is around 0° or below
  • Lifts: 21, including 2 gondolas and 5 quad lifts
  • Ski hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm from Late Nov to Early May, snow permitting

PACKAGE ONE

Southern Exposure Live to Ski -  super comfort for a great price
Your extremely friendly and helpful English and Japanese speaking host will support your requests - from equipment hire, restaurant recommendations to organising tours and transport. INCLUDED
  • Lift pass
  • Ski & Snowboard hire
  • Lessons
  • Breakfast
  • Hostel style accommodation
  • Private room/Japanese style
  • Central village location
  • Ski locker at Nagasaka Station
  • Close to Onsens

PACKAGE TWO

Southern Exposure Ski Retreat - Self Contained & Unique
This luxurious Ski Shack with 360-degree mountain views will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but you are only 100m from the main Nagasaka Gondola in Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort! INCLUDED
  • Lift pass
  • Ski & Snowboard hire
  • Lessons
  • Central village location
  • Ski locker at Nagasaka Station
  • Close to Onsens