MADARAO KOGEN SKI RESORT locale
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 26 separate courses. There are 15 lifts, all of which are free for children 12 and under. 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.