Summer skiing

Summer skiing

The Nozawa Onsen Hikage area summer slope is a 500m long synthetic course offering snow-like conditions from Spring though to late Autumn.
It is serviced by a new quad lift and is close to restaurants and the kids park. The kids park also offers a kids only synthetic slop for absolute beginners.
Rentals service and lessons are available.

Facility summary

Summer slope details

Total length 500m.
Course width 30m.
Maximum gradient 27 °, Minimum gradient 10 °
Average gradient 12 °
Automatic sprinklers keep the surface slick.

Beginner-only course

Total length 40m.
Course width 12m
(Located inside Naski kids park).

Freestyle Park

Approximately 100 m in length
10m wide
 (Runs alongside the main summer slope).


Mini kicker, flat box, pipe, rainbow box, narrow box

Business period / Open hours

June to November.  Open everyday from the beginning of July till the end of August.
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in shoulder seasons except public holidays.
【Open hours & days】9:00~16:00 / 18th of July - 6th of November *Open daily from 7/1 to 9/5

Lift ticket prices

1day ticket 3,600 yen2,100 yen3,100 yen
Half day ticket2,700 yen1,600 yen  2,400 yen
1 ride ticket500 yen300 yen     500 yen
Season pass3 6,000 yen21,000 yen  31,000 yen
* Kids prices are for primary schools aged kids.
* Preschool aged kids ski free with a paying adult.
* Senior passes are for over 60 years old.
* Half-day ticket: Morning ticket Open to 13:00. Afternoon ticket 12:00 to close.
*Exclusive hire of the slopes is possible. Please contact for details.

Beginner slope
Usage fee: 500 yen per person.
* Usage fee: 500 yen per person.
* Access to magic carpet (skis off for summer).
* Only for absolute beginners.

Group discounts

Available for groups of 30 or more skiing on the same day.

1day ticket3,250yen1,900yen 2,800yen
* There are powered parking lots available adjacent to the slops. 1600yen per day. Please contact use to reserve a space.

There are powered parking lots available adjacent to the slops. 1600yen per day. Please contact use to reserve a space.

Disability discount

Available to those who hold a disability certificate, and one care giver.

1day  ticket1,800 yen1,050 yen
* Please bring certificate to get the discount.

Slalom training course

Pole training is also possible on the summer slopes.
500yen training fee per user.
Pole training courses require  an advanced reservation.

Salomon station rental prices

1dayHalf day
Standard ski/ board set4,500 yen3,400 yen
Standard kids ski/ board set3,600 yen2,720 yen
Ski/board only3,600 yen2,800 yen
Kids skis/ board only2,880 yen2,240 yen
Premium ski/ board set5,500 yen4,000 yen
Boots only3,000 yen2,300 yen
Kids boots only2,400 yen1,840 yen
Adults poles only1,200 yen900 yen
Kids poles only960 yen720 yen
Adult helmet only1,000 yen750 yen
Kids helmet only500 yen350 yen
* Kids equipment is for children up to primary school age. (Different system to lift ticket pricing).

Tune up

Side edge polishing2,500 yen
Side edge polishing & base edge beveling4,500 yen
Summer ski full tune-up8,000 yen
Hot wax for summer2,000 yen

Precautions for using the summer slope

There is a risk of injury or damage to equipment when falling due to the rough surface.
Please understand the following precautions.

  • When skiing on the summer slopes, frictional heat may cause great damage to skis and snowboards. We recommend using summer slope exclusive skis and snowboards.
  • Please give due consideration to the safety of yourself and your surroundings. Control your speed.
    Do not sit down or stop on the course.
  • We are not responsible for any injuries or damage to tools that occur during sliding.
  • Please follow the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort Safety Ordinance, Summer Slope Terms of Use, and precautions when using the lift, and use the summer slope in a fun and safe manner.
  • It is recommended that you take out insurance in case of an accident, injury, damage to supplies, etc. 
  • Lift tickets cannot be replaced or refunded.
  • Please take any rubbish home with you.
  • Service may be canceled in the event of adverse weather.

About clothes and equipment

  1. Please be sure to wear gloves when skiing.
  2. It is recommended to wear a helmet, and elbow and knee guards.
    Half-sleeve and shorts are not allowed, unless you wear elbow / knee pads.
    Knee /elbow pads are free to use but there is limited stock
  3. The slopes is kept wet so please bring a change of clothes.
  4. Use of any wax other than summer slope waxes is prohibited. (See below).

Prohibited matters

  • Private tune up areas are only available to training groups and camps by prior appointment. Individual skiers please use the tune up service at Glatt.
  • Cars are not allowed near the summer slopes. Please use the designated parking lot.
  • Only designated summer waxes are allowed on the slopes; Gallium wax for summer slopes, and  Team Rescue Wax -Summer Kiwami.