If I haven't mentioned already the snow is fantastic! There is ski terrain to suit every ability. There are numerous ski and snowboard hire places conveniently located offering reasonable rates and great gear. Most places allow you to store stuff overnight so you dont have to trudge through the village each day with your gear. Qualified and experienced tuition is available privately or for group lessons, beginner to advanced. On and at the base of the mountain there are also some great eating options.
On The Slopes
Where to Eat?
At Hikage. Great coffee as well. Free storage
Are underneath Mos burger at the Hikage. Free storage.
At the base of Nagasaka Gondola
Also at the base of Nagasaka Gondola
Nozawa Onsen Ski School based at Hikage
Yumin Day Nursery on the second floor of the Hikage Information Centre provides day care for 1 to 6 year olds. Operating hours are 9-12 and 1-4pm. Its inexpensive and includes snacks. Places are limited so booking is required.
Nozawa Kids Park, is located at the Hikage base. Entry is free.
You are never far from food with 33 on-slope restaurants. All the ski areas at Nozawa Onsen have eateries also. There is typical Japanese food such as Katsudon (rice dish with pork cutlet), ramen, and donburi, as well as Nozawana (pickled leaf vegetable typical to Nozawa). More western fare is available with Mos Burgers near Hikage gondola. Servus at the top of Nagasaka gondola is good for a pastry and curry puff fix. Upstairs from Servus is a great pizza place, it gets busy, so time your arrival. More Information.
Are available at the bottom of both gondolas. For information about rates etc click here-