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Japan Powder Ski Holidays | Deep powder Tours | Guide

Madarao is located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, between Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen.
Appeal of the Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
In Madarao, 60% of the courses are ungroomed, so there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to enjoy a fluffy, deep powder when you ski. Also, since not many people like to ski on powder, there is not a lot of competition for the slopes.
Mt. Madarao stands 1382 meters tall and has 30 separate courses. There are 15 lifts. The ski area features a unique bowl-shape. Since Madarao was host to Japan’s first Freestyle Skiing Competition, there are many unique courses to choose from.
There are groomed courses, ungroomed courses, the Tree Run course, Free Ride Park, Kid’s Park, and wave courses- Madarao can be enjoyed by everyone from first timers to advanced skiers!
Most accommodations are the lodge-style, including one or two where the owner is available to teach skiing, telemark skiing, and other skills that will help beginners and experienced skiers alike make the most of their time at Madarao.

2017-2018 NEWS
Banked slalom course of topics also appears in Madarao Course to skip a bank
made using natural topography.
It is scheduled to open on February 17.
Permanent until the end of the season

■Improved access for the 2017-2018 winter season
●More shuttle bus connections for the Shinkansen at Iiyama Station, including shuttle bus services to Myoko Kogen.
Visit the Access site of the Madarao Kogen Hotel website for bus service schedules.
To Madarao (PDF)
From Madarao (PDF)
●NOTOMA Bus Service Time Table
Nozawa Onsen ⇔ Iiyama Station ⇔ Madarao Kogen (PDF)

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