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What Schneider Hotel Can Offer You

Base Camp Bar

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

Rental Shop

In house rental shop available with Shirakaba Rentals

High speed internet

WIFI services available throughout the building

Restaurant & Bar

Breakfast buffet. Lunch & dinner is served daily in the restaurant. Bookings advised

Oversnow Shuttle service

Evening scheduled transportation service to and from the village

Dry room

Store your skis or snowboard conveniently right at the door


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