Madarao Ski Resort » Japan
Madarao is located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, between Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen. Cold Siberian winds come off the Japan Sea dumping up to 13 metres of snow annually on Madarao. This little gem of a resort is well worth a visit.
Mt Madarao reaches a height of 1382 meters and operates 15 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. Lifts are open daily from 08:30 - 17:00 with night skiing available on weekends.
The neighbouring 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.
- Highest lifted point - 1382m
- Village - 950m
- Vertical - 432m
- Quad chairs - 2
- Triple - 4
- Pairs - 5
- Single - 1
- Moving walkway - 3
- Advanced - 35%
- Intermediate - 35%
- Beginner - 30%
Madarao Snow & Weather Forecast
Considering Madarao this ski season? Keep up to date with the latest weather and snow forecasts below to guarantee you never miss out on another pow dump or bluebird day.
Madarao Mountain Facts
At Madarao Mountain Resort there are 17 ungroomed runs, four powder snow runs, 11 tree runs and the Freeride Park, which has a number of different jumps, kickers, rails and boxes. The ski resort also has Snowmobile Land, where you can try snow rafting or snowmobile tours.
Madarao is the perfect spot for powder junkies. Tree runs are a big part of why powder lovers would want to stay in Madarao. Over the past few years, several designated tree runs have been introduced at Madarao Mountain Resort. These family friendly tree runs allow you to start skiing or boarding in the trees in a safe, supervised environment. They are designed so that there is better access to them, as well as to make it easier to exit after your run.
Crystal Bowl is Madarao ski resort`s steepest slope and offers a challenging 36 degree pitch. So advanced skiers have plenty to keep them amused, especially if there is a big snow dump.
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.