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)|
|Lifts||15 (including Tangram)|
|Terrain||30% Beginner/ 35% Intermediate/ 35% Expert|
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)
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
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.
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