Nozawa Onsen is the perfect place to visit for a authentic Japanese ski experience. The ski resort offenses a variety of slopes and activities that are perfect for anyone- from beginners to experts. Nozawa is located on the slopes of Mt. Kenashi and is one of Japan’s oldest ski grounds. The resort receives a consistent amount of snowfall each year, making it the perfect spot for a winter getaway.
There are two gondolas (Hikage and Nagasaka) with a wide variety of courses available. The mountain has a convenient Uenotaira slope at the top that connects the two gondola stations, so both beginner and advanced skiers can enjoy the experience of being at the top of the mountain and take in the stunning views and fresh air. At the end of the day, beginners can ride the gondola back down.
After a full day on the mountain head to one of the onsen scattered around the village (including 13 free onsen in town).