Madarao Mountain Resort
Mt. Madarao stands 1382 meters tall and has 30 separate trails. There are 15 lifts and the ski area features a unique bowl-shape. Previously the host to Japan’s first Freestyle Skiing Competition, there are many unique runs to choose from. Madarao can be enjoyed by everyone from first timers to advanced skiers.
With 60% of the tails ungroomed, there is a good chance that you’ll be able to enjoy the fluffy, deep powder the area is famous for. Many Japanese skiers prefer to keep to the groomed trails, so there isn’t a lot of competition when it comes to making fresh powder tracks.
Madarao has a double ski pass which includes Tangram Ski Circus, the slopes afford picturesque views of the surrounding area including Lake Nojiri and Mt. Myoko. Guests may also take day trips to explore surrounding resorts like Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen.