Nozawa Onsen Powder Weekend

Next Trip: Jan 12, 2024


Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is truly a snow paradise - a huge resort, with a great variety of courses offering something for everyone. From long, wide open runs that are great for beginners and intermediates to steep powder runs that will leave the more experienced skiiers/boarders grinning ear to ear. The super long runs of Nozawa Onsen also mean that you spend alot more time cruising down the slopes than sitting on the lifts. The back & side country tree runs at Nozawa Onsen are second to none. There are natural halfpipes, gullies and tons of well spaced powder tree runs to explore.

Nozawa Onsen itself is a really interesting Japanese snow village with many beautiful traditional buildings throughout the town. Nozawa also features 13 free onsens scattered throughout the village and many of the buildings that house these hot springs are hundreds of years old! The free onsens are well worth a visit after a day on the slopes. Its going to be a fun weekend of powder up in Nozawa - cant wait!!

The Plan

19:30 ~ 23:30:
Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends, and get excited! Stop to stretch and grab snacks along the way. Arrive in Nozawa Onsen and check into the hotel. Have a late night onsen and/or sleep
07:30 ~ 08:30:
Breakfast at the hotel
08:30 ~ 17:00:
Head onto the slopes! Get out there early and ski / snowboard all day. Free lessons available
17:00 ~ 18:30:
Soak in one of the free onsens (or hotel onsen). Relax with a cold drink
18:30 ~ 20:00:
Dinner in the hotel restaurant
20:00 ~ late:
Party / social event
7:30 ~ 08:30:
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
8:30 ~ 16:00:
Skiing / Snowboarding at Nozawa Onsen followed by a soak in the onsen.
16:00 ~ 21:00:
Return bus back to Shinjuku. Stop for snacks/dinner along the way.


  • Round trip, private charter bus from Shinjuku to Nozawa Onsen
  • Two night's accommodation - quality lodge, only 2min walk from the lifts. Ski back to the door!
  • Breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Dinner on Saturday night
  • One lift pass for use at Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort.
  • Free beginner ski or snowboard lessons on Saturday morning with English speaking instructors
  • Dedicated trip leaders for the whole trip
  • Accident insurance for the whole weekend
  • 10% sales tax
  • Chance to hang out with a fun group of snow loving folks!

Optional Activities

Free beginner snowboard lesson (+0円)
Free beginner ski lesson (+0円)

Rental Gear

Helmet (+2000円/day)
Ski Boots Only (+2000円/day)
Skis & Poles Only (+2000円/day)
Ski Set (Skis, Poles, Boots) (+3000円/day)
Snow Gloves (+500円/day)
Snow Goggles (+500円/day)
Snowboard Set (Board, Boots, Bindings) (+3000円/day)
Snowboard Boots Only (+2000円/day)
Snowboard & Bindings Only (+2500円/day)
Snow Pants Only (+2000円/day)
Snow Jacket Only (+2000円/day)
Wear Set (Jacket & Pants) (+3000円/day)

Optional Extras

Lift pass for the final day (+5400円)

Dates & Availability

Depart End Space Price Booking
Jan 12th (Fri) Jan 14th (Sun) 11/47 35900円 Book

Trip Notes

  • Standard rooming is 3~5 people in shared rooms, seperated by gender. If you have 4 or more friends you can stay together in a private room, regardless of gender for no extra charge. Please note your friend's names on the booking form if booking seperately.
  • There are limited, private two person rooms available. The hotel charges a surcharge for these which varies. To book a private room, please book the trip for two people and the option and pricing will appear on the booking form.

Past Trip Photos

Trip Reviews

Very good week end, good organisation, recommended.

Michael19680704 - 2022-01-20

It was the first time I travelled with Tokyo Snow Club and certainly not the last one. The excellently organized trip offered space to socialize and, at the same time to be independent. One had a choice. The combination of snow, skis and hot springs was marvellous. I had a great time!

Alex - 2022-07-01

One of the best trips with TSC so far! The hotel and food were really good, so were the rentals. Slopes were great too!

Ro - 2023-01-17

Well organised and KG and the other crews were nice and fun.

Eri - 2023-01-17

I decided to go alone for the first time for this season but 3rd time with snow club. Always having fun with this group and could make new friends! The resort was also good ,many lifts and courses to enjoy.

DAOW - 2023-01-17

Enjoyable trip! Had loads of fun! Kenji san was a really awesome snowboarding teacher!

Vic - 2023-01-19

Nozawa Onsen Powder Weekend with Tokyo Snow Club is becoming our annual event. A fantastic way to spend weekend with friendly and cool people addition to snowboarding. Keiji is an excellent tour leader. He has eyes everywhere and makes sure everyone is happy. He has a great amount of snowboarding knowledges and experiences. He advises to each person at a different level. We all improved our snowboarding skill during this weekend. Thanks to Keiji, a fantastic leader and his staff! Will definitely book another trip with TSC very soon.

Miki Lindell - 2023-01-24

Great weekend trip! Well planned out by trip leaders.

Al - 2023-01-30