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 2018
|Afternoon + Night||￥4,800||￥4,000||–|
MADARAO MOUNTAIN PASS
For joint use of both Madarao and Tangram Ski Resorts.
|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
|Gradient||Maximum: 36 degrees|
|Foreign language support||Not available|
|Terrain||Beginner 30%, Intermediate 40%,
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.