On Madarao powder days you’ll feel like you have the mountain to yourself!

On Madarao powder days you’ll feel like you have the mountain to yourself!

Skiing in Japan - Powder Snow Heaven!

Japan is the snowiest place on Earth. It’s also culturally unique and one of the most fun places to visit on Earth. Naturally, Japan has a lot of ski resorts. Madarao is the perfect destination for your next ski trip in Japan, since it is away from the crowds but still in the heart of Nagano Prefecture.

Madarao kogen ski resort is a powder skiing heaven nestled amongst Nagano’s more well-known ski resorts. Madarao mountain has received 24 feet of snow in under two months of the year in every ski season of the past six years. The Madarao snow report is remarkably consistent - during the peak of winter in late January and early February the snow is just non-stop! You will find fantastic conditions for both skiing and snowboarding. Madarao ski resort also has the largest number of in-resort tree runs in Japan. This is an undiscovered gem - you will feel like you are at a private resort, alone with nature.

Madarao’s popularity is increasing in recent years, as more people discover it. However, it is still relatively unknown and likely to remain so for a couple of years yet. In addition to the neighbouring Tangram Ski Circus resort, our ski lodge is a short trip away from other popular resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Shiga Kogen and Myoko Kogen making it your perfect choice for accommodation in Madarao.

Madarao kogen ski resort is a mid-sized ski resort in Japan. Madarao mountain itself has a total vertical drop of 440 metres from a peak of 1,350 metres. There are 31 on-piste ski trails, including thirteen tree runs. There are some easily accessible slack-country, side-country and backcountry areas for more advanced riders who can access this type of terrain safely. The resort has fifteen lifts that grant visitors access to an even spread of beginner, intermediate and advanced ski runs, and a modest terrain park.

You can buy lift tickets from our ski lodge front desk for both Madarao kogen ski resort and the nearby Tangram Ski Circus, which has another 15 runs accessed by 5 additional lifts.

If you need any help with finding local services our friendly ski lodge staff will be more than happy to help you. Ski lift tickets for both Madarao kogen ski resort and Tangram Ski Circus resort are available for sale at our hotel front desk (prices available on request). We are also ready to assist you with all of your equipment hire needs - if you have any questions or requests for more details, please get in touch and just ask!

Rest & Relax In Comfort

Wondering where to stay in Madarao? Look no further!

After a long day on the ski slopes, you can relax in luxurious comfort in the lounge or by the fireplace, and enjoy snacks and drinks provided at the lodge. Whether you are seeking to immerse yourself in Japanese culture by sleeping on a plush double-thickness futon, resting on tatami after visiting the local onsen, or you would prefer a western style bed and in-room en suite bathroom, we have newly renovated our humble lodge to meet all of your needs.

Our cozy rooms are decorated in a modern Japanese concept, providing you everything you need for a delightful, stress-free and enjoyable stay. Each room is large enough to comfortably accommodate two to four people, so you, your friends and your family can recuperate after a day of fun and adventure in the snow. For families travelling with kids we provide Family Suites, which are two fully refurbished adjoining rooms with a connecting door. This configuration allows families or groups to have access to a private bathroom and gives more space for relaxing in their room and storage of all that bulky winter gear. 

Whether it’s gear hire, lift tickets or practically anything else - our friendly, English-speaking staff will be ready to assist you with anything you need during your stay, so that you can concentrate on making the most of your time on the ski slopes!

Our cozy fireplace lounge is a great place to enjoy your favourite tipple and a casual snack from our restaurant

Our cozy fireplace lounge is a great place to enjoy your favourite tipple and a casual snack from our restaurant