Freeride snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen, close to Nagano


Join Tsutomu, an IFMGA certified guide, on this freeride snowboarding trip in Nozawa Onsen, a charming ski resort close to Nagano, to enjoy some of the best powder in the world.

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Japan Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar




Do you want to enjoy the best powder in the world? Then join me on this freeride snowboarding trip in Nozawa Onsen, close to Nagano.

Nozawa Onsen is an actual snow paradise! it’s one of Japan’s most amazing and vast winter resorts. It lies on the slopes of Mount Kenashi (1650m) and we can go all the way to its summit and ride down through trees, rocks or just deep powder slopes. There are almost 300 hectares of terrain to ride!

It’s located only an hour northeast of Nagano, so you can easily reach it from Tokyo by taking the Hokuriku shinkansen (bullet train) to Iiyama station, where I’ll pick you up and drive to the resort where the fun will begin.

Plus, once we’re done for the day we can go to relax in one of the 13 onsens (hot springs) open to the tourist on the town.

So send me a request to enjoy this wonderful Freeride snowboarding trip in Nozawa Onsen. You can book me for one or several days. You’ll experience an exciting freeride adventure and a relaxing après snowboard bath!

Take notice that both skiers and snowboarders al welcomed!

And if you’re looking for other winter activities in Japan, please also take a look at my 2-day winter climbing trip on Mt Akadake’s main ridge and my Winter Ascent of Mt Nishihodaka, Japan Alps.



You will sleep in a hotel.

Meeting point

Iiyama station on Hokuriku shinkansen. Then I'll drive to the chosen ski area.


About the guide

To become a mountain guide had been my dream since I first started climbing mountains, and I have been a mountain guide since 2001 as well as an IFMGA guide since July 2014. I am very happy with the opportunity I have as a guide to share my experience, knowledge and skills with everyone that I go guiding with. I still remember the mix of fear, excitement and nervousness the first time I traversed the Daikiretto (a long knife edge ridge in the Northern Japanese Alps) during my first big climbing trip in the Northern Japanese Alps. I felt as if my heart was going to jump out of my mouth! But at the same time I felt so vividly alive and felt the kind of happiness that I had never felt before. It was a life changing experience and want to share this kind of feeling with my clients. My favourite mountain areas are vicinities of Mt Hotaka and Mt Tsurugi in the summer and Yatsugatake in the winter. I have guided backcountry skiing in Nagano areas (Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen) as well. I have also climbed extensively around the world, from Ultar Star in Pakistan to routes in Yosemite in the USA and several peaks in Chamonix in France.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 41238 Each

Group of 2

JPY 20619 Each

Group of 3

JPY 14433 Each

Group of 4

JPY 12372 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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