About Schneider

The Schneider Hotel is a family hotel located on the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Hikage Ski Area that offers ski-in ski-out convenience.

The hotel is located is not accessible by car. we operate a free over snow shuttle service in the morning for check out before the ski resort opens and also a scheduled service in the evening for getting to/from the village.

There is a restaurant and a bar inside the hotel, so you can enjoy your day and night without going to the village.

Schneider Hotel Facilities

Base Camp Bar​

Enjoy apres drinks, cocktails and bar snacks by the open fire.

Schneider Restaurant

Western Style Breakfast buffet with many different options.
Lunch & dinner available to order daily in the restaurant. Bookings advised

Shirakaba Rentals

Located in the hotel we have teamed up with locals Shirakaba Rentals​ to provide guests with the latest Ski and Snowboard gear. 

Shuttle Service

After the resort closes, we offer a regular over-snow van shuttle service to/from the hotel 5:15pm to 10:15pm.

High speed internet

Unwind in either our lounge area or your own room, and experience lightning-fast Japanese internet connectivity. WiFi is accessible throughout the entire premises.

Dry room & Laundry

Stow your skis or snowboard right at the hotel. Additionally, we provide washing machines and dryers for the convenience of our guests.

Nozawa Ski History

Skiing was introduced to japan in 1911

Skiing was introduced to Japan in 1911 by Austrian Major Theodor von Lerch and came to Nozawa the following year, although the ski hill was not established until 1924.  It was in 1930 that one of the founders of alpine skiing, Hannes Schneider from Austria, taught the techniques of Arlberg skiing in Nozawa Onsen. 

This brought about a sudden rise in the enthusiasm of skiing in Nozawa Onsen.  Since then, Nozawa Onsen has always been at the top of the Japanese skiing scene, and more recently snowboarding.

It was the first place in the country to install ski lifts and also holds numerous major skiing and snowboarding tournaments.  It was also the host for the Biathalon competitions at the Nagano Olympics.

Nozawa onsen, the premier skiing destination in japan