Madarao "The little village that could"
Madarao Mountain is at the heart of the very best of Japan
In just 2 hours you can travel from Tokyo or Ueno Station to Snowball Chalet, ready to strap on your gear and hit the slopes (or kick back and sip your sake). Madarao has more tree runs than any other ski resort in Japan and also receives some of the highest snowfalls on the planet. We regularly eclipse Hokkaido ski resort annual snowfalls. There is perfect uncrowded beginner ski runs, sensational intermediate cruisers, mind boggling powder tree runs for days and epic back and side country.
When we first opened we thought being smack back in the middle of Nozawa Onsen and Myoko would be something every guest would love but it turns out once people ride Madarao Mountain they don't want to go anywhere else. It is just too good. That said if you are adventurous Madarao is in the middle of a ring of fantastic ski resorts, most of them only half an hour away and many of them totally unknown but absolutely awesome fun.