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DIY S02E08: Nosawa Gondola Line

Nozawa Onsen

Amazing quick laps through a short steep open forest section.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

1.6 km
0 m
485 m
Low Point
662 m
High Point
1.1 km
DIY S02E08: Nosawa Gondola Line Map

An easy to access line, you have to follow the track under the gondola and then tuck into the trees. Don't drop in too early or you get stuck with a hill to climb on the way out. Ride through the trees until you reach the gondola line and then follow that out to the piste.


This is technically out of bounds, so you should not really be riding here and your insurance will be void if caught skiing here, so be careful and you ride at your own risk.

You can check out the riding from this edit: DIY Japanuary: https://youtu.be/alBgTaaNJBE



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

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  • Trees