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About Madarao Resort

Set on the Niigata and Nagano boarder this mountain of two connected resorts has been gaining in popularity.  With the highest number of official tree runs in Japan and 60% ungroomed courses, Madarao offers an exciting alternative to the big resorts.


Season 15 Dec – 31 Mar (approx)
Elevation 1382m
Average Snow 12m
Lifts 15 (including Tangram)
Terrain 30% Beginner/ 35% Intermediate/ 35% Expert
Park Freeride Park

Lift Passes

Dual Mountain –

From 5,500 JPY per adult
From 3,500 JPY per child (under 12)

Madarao Only –

From 5,000 JPY per adult
From 2,000 JPY per child (under 12)

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Madarao can be reached in 3h 30min from Narita. Take the Skyliner train from Narita  to Ueno and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Iiyama.  Here a shuttle service will take you to Madarao Kogen.

From 23,800 JPY Return Per Person



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Lessons & Rentals

Ski / Snowboard Set From 3,900 JPY per day

Private Ski/Snowboard Lessons From 21,000 JPY



Madarao has a number of dining options from casual Japanese Izakaya, Okonomiyaki and Shabu Shabu restaurants to Pizza and Italian restaurants .  There are a number of bars and pubs in the village but Madarao is not a late night ski town.

winter fun

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Madarao Resort aside from riding the slopes. Why not try your hand at:

  • Snow rafting
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Soba Making