Nozawa Onsen Village is located at the foot of the Nozawa Onsen ski resort, reputedly Japan's oldest ski area, with a history dating back over 100 years. Nestled within national parkland, it offers over 50 km of pistes, with 297 ha of skiing area. There are runs for all levels of skiers and boarders, a half pipe, ski jump, cross country and snowshoeing courses, and a freestyle park. The altitude of the resort is between 565m (village) and 1650m (mountain top). The overall vertical elevation available for skiing is 1085m. Easily accessible nearby resorts include Madarao, Shiga Kogen, Togari, Kijimadaira, Myoko, and more.