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NOZAWA ONSEN - Where hot meets cold!
                                                                                                          

The only place in the world where they have public thermal foot baths right on the street next to a 6 foot snowbank!

Nozawa Onsen is something quite special, one of the steeper Japanese resorts the ski terrain is superb. Couple this with a unique Japanese town you can really experience ancient Japan.

 

Its well worth staying in a Ryokan ( Japanese guest house) and getting the full immersive Japanese experience. Combine the skiing with the hot pools and the food and you have unique cultural experience you will find nowhere else!

 

MAD STATS: 

Family Friendly: 4/10

Powder Hounds Paradise : 7/10

Ski terrain: 40% Beginner |30% Intermediate |30% Advanced 

Vertical Drop: 1,085m

Base Elevation: 565m

Summit Elevation: 1,650m

Skiable area: 734 acres 

Longest Run: 10km

Trails: 36 plus off piste

24 lifts

MAD ACTIVITIES

Snow mobiling

Hot pools / Onsens

Nordic skiing

Snow shoe tours

Tube park

Snow monkey tours

 

MAD TIPS

Check out the public Onsen baths - but be aware no togs allowed!

Stay in a Ryokan, wear a kimono, eat and drink Japanese and soak up the atmosphere