Madarao is blessed with consistent and plentiful snowfall, receiving around the same amount as more famous resorts of Niseko and Rusutsu and a lot more than Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen resulting in incredible powder conditions throughout the season. The region's geographical location ensures a generous supply of light, fluffy snow, perfect for floating through those dreamy turns. Whether you're a seasoned rider or an aspiring skier or snowboarder, the quality of the snow in Madarao will leave you in awe and provide endless opportunities for exhilarating riding.
One of Madarao's greatest assets is its diverse terrain, catering to skiers and snowboarders of every level. From gentle groomed slopes for beginners to steep chutes and tree runs for the more advanced, Madarao has something for everyone. Its extensive trail network offers a playground for exploration, allowing riders to challenge themselves or simply revel in the joy of gliding down perfectly groomed slopes.
On paper Madarao and Tangram looks small but actually there is weeks of exploring to do. A lot of people come to Madarao and after a few days they think they have covered the mountain top to bottom. They don't realise there is a huge amount of terrain to explore with many hidden runs and bowls. Madarao and Tangram reveal their secrets slowly and is a big part of the reason Madarao is slowly building a dedicated group of visitors intent on hunting for the adventure of discovery coming back year after year.
For those seeking an extra dose of excitement, Madarao boasts exceptional off-piste terrain and renowned tree skiing opportunities. Venture into the powder-filled glades, where untouched snow and perfectly spaced trees create a perfect playground. The exhilaration of weaving through the majestic white birch (Shirakaba) forest or exploring the untouched backcountry is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold as you ascend Madarao's peaks. The surrounding mountains, including the iconic Mount Myoko and the impressive Japanese Alps, paint a picturesque backdrop for your skiing or snowboarding adventure. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Japanese landscape as you carve your way down the slopes, making each descent a feast for the senses.
Escape the crowds and revel in the tranquility of Madarao's slopes. Unlike more popular resorts, Madarao offers a peaceful and intimate environment, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the pure joy of skiing or snowboarding. Say goodbye to long lift lines and hello to uninterrupted runs, where you can savor the freedom and solitude of the mountains.
It is unusual to wait in any lift line at all and it is never longer than a few minutes even on the slightly busier weekends. Those in the know come to Madarao just before the Christmas period, with typically perfect snow and almost no people it is one of the most magical times in the resort.
Madarao provides a unique cultural experience, allowing you to delve into authentic Japanese hospitality and charm. Discover cozy restaurants that welcome you with warm hospitality and comforts. After a day on the slopes, indulge in sumptuous local cuisine, including delicious hot pots, izakayas, and Japanese favourites like katsu don, ramen or sashimi. Immerse yourself in the enchanting combination of winter sports and Japanese traditions, creating memories that extend beyond the slopes.
Don't miss out on doing a cooking class or paper making workshop, visiting the famous Snow Monkeys of Japan or just whiling away the hours in front of the fire chatting with the locals.
Madarao's breathtaking natural beauty, exceptional snow conditions, and a warm cultural experience intertwine. Whether you're a skiing enthusiast or a snowboarding adventurer, Madarao offers an unparalleled winter playground that will leave you longing for more. From the abundant powder and diverse terrain to the tranquil atmosphere and authentic Japanese charm, Madarao invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey where unforgettable memories are made.
Discover the wonders of Madarao and experience the ultimate skiing and snowboarding adventure. Come and be captivated by the majestic mountains, revel in the