Nozawa Onsen - Hakuba

Nozawa Onsen

Pow Rating

Nozawa Onsen scored itself a 7/10 on the pow rating. It cops heaps of powder and offers a combo of reasonably steep terrain, tree runs and a heap of wave-shaped gullies, Nozawa Onsen is definitely a resort that every powder hound needs to experience.

Photo by Andrew Fawcett

Insider Tips

Don’t be afraid to get into the gullies on a good day, the flow from wall to wall with knee deep powder is bound to keep a smile on your face from top to bottom. Also be prepared to come with an open mind and be ready to experience an amazing display of traditional Japanese culture at the footstep of one of the best ski resorts in Honshu.


Coordinates: 36.9167° N, 138.4333° E
Island: Honshu
Closest City: Nagano
Population: 4,437
Resorts: 1
Elevation: 1,650m
Vertical Drop: 1,085m
Ski Patrol / Mountain Safety: Yes
Avalanche Control: Yes
Terrain: Freeride
Parks: 2
Touring: Yes
Pow Rating: 4/5

Other Activities: Nozawa has some of the hottest Onsen water anywhere in Japan. There are about 30 free onsens dotted throughout the village

For more information please visit Mountain Watch