About MadaraoMadarao Mountain Resort, or Madarao Kogen is located in the northern part of the Nagano prefecture, between Nozawa Onsen ad Myoko Kogen. The area is gaining in popularity as more and more people come to discover the average of 13-14m snowfall each season, giving way to amazing powder. It is also known for is tree skiing - which is thankfully permitted here.
Why Ski Madarao?
- Over 13 metres of annual snowfall
- Great tree skiing
- Minimal crowds - discover this resort before anyone else does!
- 20% Beginner Terrain
- 30% Intermediate Terrain
- 50% Advanced Terrain
- 13 Number of Lifts
- 31 Skiable Runs
- Top Elevation 1382
- Nearest Airport & Distance Tokyo
Facts about Madarao
Madarao First Trip
We had an absolutely wonderful time in Japan, thank you. Madarao is a truly magical winter wonderland.
The hotel was quite basic. We had a nice room but the heating didn’t work which meant that we were boiling all the time and the only way we could control this was by opening the window. This was fine most of the time but clearly doesn’t work during snow blizzards. Our toilet cistern leaked thus there was water sloshing about on the bathroom floor. There are problems with the ski room – being down steep stairs isn’t great, it wasn’t brilliantly organised and the floor was full of puddles.
This said, most of the staff were lovely and friendly, our room was very quiet with fabulous views, the bar was nice, breakfast was good in a decent sized dining room. All in all, we tend to focus on the positives on our holidays – we knew we hadn’t paid for a high class hotel (which we sometimes do but not when we’re skiing which tends to be a bit of a messy business anyway). Thus the negatives were fairly minor in our view but I appreciate they could be deeply irritating to other people. The biggest issue for us was the heating but overall we couldn’t have had a better holiday. Madarao is a beautiful place with uncrowded slopes and some great powder and we were all very sad when we had to leave.
Response from Ski Travel Company
Thanks for your feedback. We have passed this onto the hotel operators who have assured us they are aware of some issues and are working to improve for future guests. It’s great to hear you enjoyed Madarao!