Our last but extensive Nagano Skiing trip during the end of February 2020 since the pandemic, still remains vivid in our mind. The first visit was to
Shiga Kogen 志賀高原
staying at Shiga kogen Prince Hotel South Building 志賀高原プリンスホテル南館.
After four days of fun ski down the different pistes at Yakebitaiyama 焼額山, Ichinose Diamond 一の瀬ダイヤモンド. We moved to our second adventure at
Nozawa Onsen 野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen has been our favourite since we started Skiing in 2015. It was also our first ever ski resort where we learnt how to ski. What we truly love about Nozawa is that it is not a big resort setup run by some conglomerate hotel group. Nozawa Onsen is a traditional ski village with cozy minshukus and eateries. On top of that, it is also a great onsen town where some of the best onsen are available to the public free of charge. Soaking in the warm (or very hot in this particular village) onsen after a day of skiing is like living in haven. What a lovely place!
Our next destination was to
Hakuba village consists of a number of different ski resorts. Although it is also a ski village, the ski resorts are more spread out than Nozawa Onsen. We went to three of them. The first stop was at Tsugaike Kogen 栂池高原. Next we explored
We stayed in different minshukus while hopping on different ski resorts.