Swoosh between trees while experiencing the deep and fluffy snow of Madarao, ‘Make your tree run debut’ is the concept, and it’s guaranteed in Madaraos beautiful mountaintops! Madarao has over 40 courses that come with quick access and smooth exits, it’s a one-stop destination for all tree run lovers. But if trees are a bit too much, no worries, Madarao has many both un-groomed and groomed courses for you to choose from, all depending on your experience. Free Ride Park, Kid’s Park and wave courses, Madarao has everything for all ski levels, and if you wish to improve, there are plenty of English speaking teachers that can improve skiers of all experience.
After a long day of skiing, you can visit one of the hotel’s natural hot springs, which water is being drawn from 600 meters underground and contain many unique qualities. The hot spring water warms your body, and the reddish chloride water smoothes your skin. The hot spring’s minerals are also good for muscle aches, cold constitution, and tiredness. It will make you relaxed and comfortable, especially if you are extremely exhausted or cold after a full day of activities. It’s the perfect way to kick back and to even watch the night sky glimpse at you during the evening, and to top it off you can finish the visit in the Finnish-style saunas. After a tour to the hot spring and sauna, you could enjoy some hot tea at Madarao Kogen Hotel tea lounge, kick back in their relaxation rooms or maybe even go sing some karaoke as a wholesome family activity.
If you just can’t get enough of activity, there are many more things in Madarao to do both after ski and instead of skiing, such as exploring the beautiful white landscape by snow rafting or snowshoeing. You can even learn to make your own soba noodles and eat them for lunch or dinner.
Madarao offers a very wide variety of Cuisines for you to enjoy in both the noon and in the evening, of course, the best being the local cuisine. Madarao Kogen Hotel has exquisite local Japanese dishes made from fresh ingredients from the nearby areas, but if it’s just a pizza that’ll settle the craving, it’s to be easily found as well. After dinner, many bars and restaurants will be more than pleased to serve you a cold beer, an exquisite cocktail or a wholesome glass of wine (and everything in between that!)
Rental and skiinstructing
Shirakaba rental station has a large top-of-the class selection of powder skis and other high quality skis and snowboards. Accessories that you may need can also be rented at the station. All skill levels of ski and snowboard are available from beginner to advanced.
Location and Access
Getting to Madarao is now speedier than ever thanks to the opening of Iiyama Station. A 110-minute Bullet Train ride from Tokyo to Iiyama, and a 30 minute bus/car ride to Madarao, and you are ready to hit the slopes.
Nagano Snow Shuttle
Narita / Haneda Airport to Madarao
The stress free way to get to Madarao! Itʼs safe ,comfortable and affordable.
Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo Airport, high-speed train/bullet train to Liyama Station, Community Bus Maradao Line to Madarao Mountain Resort
Day 2 Madarao Kogen Ski (Hotel Breakfast)
Day 3 Madarao Kogen Ski (Hotel Breakfast)
Day 4 Madarao Kogen Ski (Hotel Breakfast)
Day 5 Community Bus Madarao Line to Liyama Station, high-speed train from Liyama Station to Tokyo Airport, Takeoff Tokyo Airport
Travel days: 5 days
Travel difficulty: Moderate
Local transportation: Shuttle
Meal: 4 Hotel Breakfast
Madarao Kogen Hotel
CNY 4550 p.p. twin sharing room in Annex Building (Bunk bed)
CNY 6250 p.p. twin sharing room in Main Building
Hotel Monaile Madarao
Price can be sent upon request
- 4 nights hotel with twin sharing std. room
- 3 days’ ski lift pass
- 4 hotel breakfasts
- 4 hotel dinners
What’s Not Included:
- In & out flight tickets
- Travel Insurances
- Personal expense such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages andmeals, and highlights or sightseeing’s which are not indicated in the program
Madarao Kogen Hotel
Located at the base of Mt. Madarao, Madarao Kogen Hotel offers a cool respite in the winter with a ski resort area boasting the finest powder snow. The exceptional snow quality is unique in an area of Japan that is already well known for its snow depth. Madarao Kogen Hotel offer various types of rooms such as a Japanese-Western blend rooms, or only Western or Japanese style rooms. The hotel has a comforting Hotel Lobby lounge, an exquisite restaurant, Bar, Hot Spring, Relaxation Room, Karaoke and even a hotel shop. Other services include open-air baths, arcade game area, rental bikes, tennis courts, table tennis and rental skiwear, skis and snowboards.
Hotel Monaile Madarao
Monaile Madarao is an affiliated accommodation facility of Madarao Kogen Hotel, and is popular for its style similar to a resort condominium. Its comfortable, large-sized rooms are excellent. With its prime location of a 0-minutes’ walk to the ski slopes of Madarao Kogen Ski Resorts, please enjoy staying for skiing or trekking, as well as for longer visits to Madarao. Hotel Monaile Madarao also have a blend of Western-Japanese rooms, and again solely either Western or Japanese style. The hotel also has a tranquilizing hot spring and a comforting lounge area, but only offers Western-Japanese style buffet for breakfast and dinner.