Please be aware that The Schneider Hotel is situated on the Hikage ski slope, and regular vehicle access is not available. Please familiarize yourself with our location and the ways to reach us.
If you’re arriving at The Schneider Hotel during the day (between 1:00pm and 4:00pm) via the Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus, we’ve got some details to make your arrival smooth.
Arrival via Bus: If you’re arriving by bus to Nozawa Onsen, we’ve got you covered! Our complimentary Luggage Collection Service is available from the Chuo Bus Terminal for specific bus arrivals: 9:10am, 10:25am, 12:55pm, 2:05pm, 3:40pm & 4:30pm
Luggage Collection Service Reservation: If you’re interested in utilizing our luggage collection service, please inform us in advance. To reserve please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking to the Hotel: After you have dropped off your luggage to our driver at the Chuo Bus Terminal, it’s an easy walk to the hotel using the Moving Walkway (U-Road), which is the most convenient daytime route. From the Moving Walkway, you’ll find the hotel just a short 10-minute walk over snow away. We recommend wearing appropriate footwear for this snowy journey.
Skiing on Arrival Day: Planning to hit the slopes? Head to the Nagasaka Gondola on your arrival day. There are luggage lockers and change rooms available there.
After you have dropped off your luggage to our driver at the Chuo Bus Terminal, it’s an easy walk to the hotel using the Moving Walkway (U-Road), which is the most convenient daytime route. From the Moving Walkway, you’ll find the hotel just a short 10-minute walk over snow away. We recommend wearing appropriate footwear for this snowy journey.
After the resort closes, The Schneider Hotel runs a regular snow van shuttle to/from the hotel 5:15pm to 10:15pm. If you are arriving at the Chuo Bus Terminal after 5:00 pm you will need to take a taxi or walk up to the oversnow meeting point. The first snow van shuttle leaves at 5:15 pm.
To pre-book a taxi please contact Nozawa Onsen Kotsu at 0269-85-3333 (English speakers available).
The Schneider Hotel’s location on the mountain makes it an amazing place for a ski holiday, but there are some logistics getting to the hotel, so we do discourage late-night arrivals. If you want to arrive after the last shuttle bus leaves at 10:15 pm, you will need to reserve a late-night pickup in advance.
There is an additional fee of 3,000yen for arrivals after 10:15 pm as we must arrange a driver to collect you. Late-night pick-ups must be reserved in advanced so please contact email@example.com to make a reservation.
To book a direct airport shuttle with us, please submit the booking form. If you are arranging a private taxi or transfer please ask your driver to drop you at The Nagasaka Gondola.
Our oversnow meeting point for arrivals is outside the Craft Room Cafe which is opposite the Nagasaka Gondola. Please contact us with your intended arrival time so we can coordinate your luggage collection from the over snow meeting point
If you are planning to drive to Nozawa Onsen, please note that you cannot drive directly up to The Schneider Hotel. Roads leading up to the hotel are closed the entire snow season.
We recommend that hotel guests park in the ski resort overnight parking (P2 near Karasawa) or the village underground parking facility at Shinden. You will first need to drop off passengers and luggage to our over snow meeting point outside The Craft Room Cafe. Unfortunately, either parking lot will require a bit of a walk for the driver.
During ski resort operating hours, the ski resort runs a shuttle bus from both recommended parking lots to P1 near Nagasaka Gondola.We get a lot of snow in Nozawa Onsen! Your vehicle must have snow tires and winter wipers and we strongly recommend four-wheel drive.