photo：Trysil on frickrSki resorts at Nagano prefecture with their convenient locations provide good accessibility from Kanto and Chukyo areas. Situated amidst mountains with high-altitude confirms perfect quality of snow with a splendid view of the Northern Japanese Alps as a backdrop!
Shiga Kogen Highlands – Yakeibitaiyama Ski Resorts
Website (Japanese): http://www.shigakogen-ski.com/
Information in English: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/yamanouchi/shiga-kogen-yakebitaiyama
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resorts
photo：http://www.nozawaski.comThe ski slopes are surrounded by an abundance of natural scenic beauty while the resort offers a total skiing area of 297ha (734ac) with a vertical drop of 1,086m(0.67mi) and a total of 36 skiing slopes; making it perfect in terms of scale of the resort, quality of snow and the views. The natural onsens/hot springs in the surrounding areas adds to the attraction. Skiing lessons are also available here.
Website (English): http://www.nozawaski.com/winter/en/
< h2>Hakuba Happo-One Ski Resort
photo：http://www.happo-one.jpThe Nagano Olympics was held in 1998 at this ski-resort. Tourists can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the skiing slopes. The skiing slopes are wide enough with a vertical drop of 1,071m and long enough for a non-stop skiing experience.The hot springs at Hakuba Happo Onsen resort can be enjoyed due to close proximity.Skiing lessons for foreigners are available, too.
Website (English): http://www.happo-one.jp/english/
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
Website (Japanese): http://www.tsugaike.gr.jp/
Information in English: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/otari/tsugaike-kogen
Yabuhara Kogen Ski Resort
Website (Japanese): http://www.yabuhara-kogen.jp/
Information in English: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/nagano/kiso/yabuhara-kogen
Onsen resorts surrounding the ski resorts are one of the attractions offered by Nagano and a great crowd-puller for skiing enthusiasts. Visitors will certainly experience the luxuries of relaxation by submerging themselves in the natural hot springs after a tiring skiing stint.