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Madarao Kogen sits on the border of Niigata and Nagano prefectures. Half of it falls with in Iiyama city in Nagano while some of the slopes fall with in Myoko City. Madarao is becoming well known for its ungroomed courses which more advanced skiers and boarders love. Mt Madarao provides amazing views of Mt Myoko and the surrounding mountain range. On a clear day, the view is spectacular. Madarao shares the mountain with neighbouring Tangram Ski Circus and you can purchase a joint ticket which will allow you to ski the whole mountain.

Ticket Prices 2019/20

Pass Adult Senior
1 Day ¥5,000 ¥4,500 ¥2,000
2 Day ¥8,500 ¥7,500 ¥3,000
Afternoon + Night ¥5,000 ¥4,500 ¥2,000
Night ¥2,000 ¥2,000 ¥1,000


For joint use of both Madarao and Tangram Ski Resorts.

Pass Adult/Senior U13
1 Day ¥5,500 ¥3,500

Open – 8:30AM

Close – 5:00PM

Resort Stats

Skill Levels

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert


  • Skiers
  • Snowboarders


30 Courses
14 Lifts

Elevation Levels

Max 1350m
Min 910m
Vertical Drop 440m
Elevation Base elevation: 910 meters
Summit elevation: 1,350 meters
Vertical drop: 440 meters
Number of courses 30
Longest run 2500 meters
Lifts Quad lifts: 2 Triple lifts: 4
Pair lifts: 5 Single lifts: 1
Other: 2
Gradient Maximum: 36 degrees
Night skiing Available
Foreign language support Not available
Terrain Beginner 30%, Intermediate 40%,
Advanced 30%

Night Skiing


Half Pipe

Terrain Park

Ski School

Back Country

Childrens Facilities



From Akakura you can use the ski resort shuttles to head direct to the resort. Note that there is only one shuttle in the morning and again in the evening. The local taxi company also heads to any resort and can pick you up direct from your hotel. You can ask the front desk to book the taxi for you.

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