To all Back-Country Lovers
In 2023 many accidents and avalanches occured due to a lack of preparation from backcountry users, resulting in accidents throughout the season, tragically ending by the death of 3 users that same year.
We strongly ask all our backcountry lovers to prepare thoroughly before enjoying the oustside boundary of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort !
For users entering back-country zone : Self-Responsability Area
If you wish to leave the Ski Resort managed area and access the backcountry, please use the access gates at the top of Yamabiko ski area and only those.
These doors are the boundary between the Ski Resort management domain and unpatrolled back-country zone called Self-Responsibility Area
When leaving the Ski Resort management area please ensure that you close the gate of the access point after you.
※Ducking the ropes is strictly PROHIBITED※
Access point 1
Located at the top of A course
on the left hand side of the Yamabiko 4 lift summit station
Access point 2
Located at the top of D/E course
on the right hand side of the Yamabiko 4 lift summit station
The area beyond this point is outside the ski resort management area.
No safety controls or regulations are in place. In the event of an accident or distress, such as an avalanche, the ski area patrol will not be able to rescue anyone. The ski area is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps that occur.
For safety reasons, it is forbidden to return to the controlled area after opening hours.
・YOU ARE LEAVING THE NOZAWA ONSEN SKI RESORT BOUNDARY
・NOT PATROLLED OR MAINTAINED BEYOND THIS POINT
・THIS IS YOUR DECISION POINT
・YOU CAN DIE
Entry reports can be dropped off at the ski resort’s Patrol Station but are not required to leave the ski resort management area.
This report is to provide information to the relevant authorities in the event of an incident BUT does not mean the ski resort will take any responsibility for any back-country activities.
However, we do strongly recommend to fill it and drop it either at the Nagasaka Information Center or at one of the Patrol’s Station