Our hotel is located on the snow resort slopes so there is NO REGULAR VEHICLE ACCESS to the hotel. 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. We cannot drive up passengers to the hotel during resort operating hours which are between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Please read the following directions for information on how to get to the hotel.

Daytime Arrivals (1:00pm – 4:00pm) Via Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus

  • We offer a free luggage collection service from the Chuo Bus Terminal for the bus arrivals at 12:55pm, 2:05pm & 3:40pm. If you intend to arrive by bus and would like to arrange a luggage collection please contact
  • Our driver will collect your luggage and you can make your way to the hotel via the Moving Walkway (U-Road) . This is the most direct and convenient way to travel to the hotel during the day. From the top of the Moving Walkway the hotel is a short 10 minute walk on snow so please ensure you wear appropriate footwear.
  • If you intend to arrive in Nozawa earlier than 12:55pm we suggest booking a private transfer from iiyama station. Book a transfer
  • If you intend to hit the slopes on your arrival day we suggest heading directly to the Nagasaka Gondola. There are luggage lockers and change rooms available at the Gondola station.

By Taxi/Direct Airport Shuttle

  • To book a direct airport shuttle with us, please submit the booking form.
  • If you are arranging a private taxi or transfer please ask your driver to drop you at The Craft Room Cafe. Our oversnow meeting point for arrivals is outside the Craft Room cafe which is nearby the Nagasaka Gondola.
  • Please contact us with your intended arrival time so we can coordinate your luggage collection from the over snow meeting point

Via Car

  • If you are planning to drive to Nozawa Onsen, please note that you cannot drive directly up to The Schneider Hotel. Roads leading up to the hotel are closed the entire snow season.
  • We recommend that hotel guests park in the ski resort overnight parking (P2 near Karasawa) or the village underground parking facility at Shinden. You will first need to drop off passengers and luggage to our over snow meeting point outside The Craft Room.  Unfortunately, either parking lot will require a bit of a walk for the driver. During ski resort operating hours, the ski resort runs a shuttle bus from both recommended parking lots to P1 near Nagasaka Gondola.
  • We get a lot of snow in Nozawa Onsen! Your vehicle must have snow tires and winter wipers and we strongly recommend four-wheel drive.

Evening Arrivals (5:00pm – 10:00pm)

  • After the resort closes, The Schneider Hotel runs a regular snow van shuttle to/from the hotel 5:15pm to 10:15pm.
  • If you are arriving at the Chuo Bus Terminal after 5:00 pm you will need to take a taxi or walk up to the oversnow meeting point outside The Craft Room. The first snow van shuttle leaves at 5:15 pm. To pre-book a taxi please contact Nozawa Onsen Kotsu at 0269-85-3333 (English speakers available).

Late Arrivals (after 10:15pm)

  • The Schneider Hotel’s location on the mountain makes it an amazing place for a ski holiday, but there are some logistics getting to the hotel, so we do discourage late-night arrivals. If you want to arrive after the last shuttle bus leaves at 10:15 pm, you will need to reserve a late-night pickup in advance. There is an additional fee of 3,000yen for arrivals after  10:15 pm as we must arrange a driver to collect you. Late-night pick-ups must be reserved in advanced so please contact to make a reservation.

For more detailed information about getting to Schneider please read this document.