Telemark skiing is not a form of phone marketing but an amazing graceful way to slide down the slopes.
Nozawa Onsen local Takemitsu san is one of Japan’s best and a joy to watch as he floats down the mountain in Nozawa. You may recognise him as he works at his parents restaurant Buna on the paradise slope and can also be seeing tuning skis at Mt Dock at the base of the Nagasaka Gondola.
Check out this great little video on him and see some nice scenery from Nozawa as well. It is not the easiest form of mountain descent but if you have mastered regular downhill skiing it may be time to move up to the next challenge.
You can rent Telemark skis from Mt Dock rental shop just below the main Nagasaka Gondola and there is a good chance Take san or his brother Yuta san will be there to advise you. Be sure to stop at the Mt Dock Gondola Cafe for a coffee too. The team there are all long term locals and know the resort very well.