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Madarao Kogen Ski Resort

Madaraokogen, Iiyama 389-2257, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-64-3214
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Fantastic on a powder day!

Great snow and plenty of chairlifts! Was able to snowboard to the bottom of the chairlift directly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
PaulQtown
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Nice resort for offpiste

If you like offpiste, this might be the place as they "prepare" the terrain cutting few trees... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Jackie_HK
,
Hong Kong, China
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Madaraokogen, Iiyama 389-2257, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-64-3214
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great snow and plenty of chairlifts! Was able to snowboard to the bottom of the chairlift directly from the lodge I was staying at (Haken by active life) in the morning and then snowboard back to the lodge at night. I recommend getting a pass...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you like offpiste, this might be the place as they "prepare" the terrain cutting few trees before the snow season, so you have more space to ski in the authorized/signaled offpiste area. However, the mountain is short, so the number of tracks and offpiste...More

Thank Jackie_HK
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Small but well-equipped resort with 16 lifts and variety of slopes for all abilities. A number of good food choices around the mountain. There is also skiing access to other resorts close by.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A resort within the Nagano prefecture, with a wide range of ski runs and accommodation. The small township 20 minutes away from a larger town with Shinkansen and Hospital. If you want to try different resorts it is not far with a range of transportation...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Just came back from a very snowy holiday in Madarao. Skiing is pretty good with a variety of runs and good tree courses for the more experienced. If your taking kids and want lessons, do your research before you go. There are a couple of...More

Thank HKGRoaming
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

A resort on the come back, clearly investment going on, epic snow and epic runs, for all levels. A few lifts could be upgraded to go a bit faster, but still no queues ... and the the legs need time to rest after 80cm deep...More

Thank cbass66
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Well I have heard so much about Madarao ski resort and my expectations wasn’t high but I have been Japan before and know not to have high expectations. So why the resort is cute and caters for all I was just let down by the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

As someone who is quite new to skiing I was a bit nervous about tackling an international resort. On my first day I had a lesson and before long I was covering the entire mountain on a variety of green and blue runs. There are...More

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The field itself felt a bit strange, in that the lifts/runs didn't flow well into each other. On top of that there seemed to be a pack of ghost riders who tracked up everything 15 minutes before we arrived. Am sure it is excellent on...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Incredible powder and tree skiing - better each year we go as they have thinned trees and encourage tree skiing

Thank GillianMacleod
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of course, 5000 Japanese Yen per day
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Response from bobdasnowcavebuilder | Reviewed this property |
There is a couple of shops with basic gear that I know of... right at the main hotel near the lifts. I can not vouch for the quality of the stuff but you will definitely get kitted out for a decent price.
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