Nozawa: winter love

Did a total of three snowboarding trips to Nozawa in one season this year! It’s probably one of my favourite ski resorts, particularly on Honshu.
The runs are good and so is the nightlife. Has a proper village and enough stuff to keep you occupied off the slopes as well ie cafes, bars including a craft beer bar, lots of free onsens to enjoy etc.
It’s popular with a lot of Aussies.

I believe from next winter season, they are extending the bullet train/train line so it reaches closer to Nozawa. It will still be a bus ride from there, but they are making it more transport friendly to get to.

Here are some photos from my last trip to Nozawa.

Great views from on the slope:

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From Nozawa powder love
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From Nozawa powder love

When it’s white outside and the snow is fallin’
who you gonna call?

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The craft beer bar there does a nice cappuccino, Aussie-style.

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From Nozawa powder love

Conditions were good – white and powdery!

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From Nozawa powder love
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Saw some interesting costumes on piste:

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It was sooooo crowded:

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Post-snowboarding beers:

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From Nozawa powder love
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The Nozawa dosojin mascots:

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A local onsen:

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Snow-buried temple:

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From Nozawa powder love
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Some very cool icicles:

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From Nozawa powder love
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Nothing says ‘love’ more than a matching his/her ski outfit:

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Below zero:

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From Nozawa powder love
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