Madarao Ski Resort » Japan

Madarao is located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, between Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen. This little gem of a resort is well worth a visit out of your itinerary.

Mt Madarao reaches a height of 1382 meters and operates 16 lifts, 60% of the courses are ungroomed, so there’s a good chance that you’ll ski deep powder. The ski area features a unique bowl-shape and was host to Japan’s first Freestyle Skiing Competition. the lifts are open daily from 08:30 - 17:00 with night skiing available on weekends.

The neighboring resort which is linked by the ski runs is called Tangram and when you include this area in your lift pass the skiable terrain is large and caters very well to all standards of skier and snowboarder.

Madarao Mountain Facts:

  • Highest lifted point - 1382m
  • Village - 950m
  • Vertical - 432m
  • Lifts

    - Quad chairs - 2
    - Triple - 4
    - Pairs - 5
    - Single - 1
    - Moving walkway - 3

  • Advanced - 35%
  • Intermediate - 35%
  • Beginner - 30%

Madarao Snow & Weather Forecast

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Ski Improvement Clinics

In conjunction with Action Snow Sports we offer Ski Improvement Clinics dedicated to helping you master the art of skiing all terrain. Clinics are based in Madarao Ski Resort offering enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to improve skills, whilst enjoying the Japan snow holiday of a lifetime. Our team of instructors train you to build the individuals skills and confidence to enable you to ski more challenging terrain and most importantly, learn the secrets of skiing the amazing Japan “POWDER”. Learn how the experts do it.