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[Ski Resort Information 2023-2024]Madarao Mountain Resort (Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture)Vol.5



A snow resort on the border between prefectures. The number of courses is the largest in Japan!

◆Opening period:December :December 23 – March 31, 2024(tentative)

1.Characteristics of slopes and courses
4.Lunch Information

1.Characteristics of slopes and courses

The 1,000-meter-high snow resort “Ikarao Kogen Ski Resort” is located on the border between Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture and Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture.

The 30 courses with a rich variety of courses to enjoy on 100% natural snow are the largest in Japan, and are challenging enough for beginners and families as well as intermediate and advanced skiers.There are also 10 tree run courses through the forest that are as close to nature as possible, where you can enjoy abundant snowfall and excellent powder snow!(Junior:30% Intermediate:35% Senior:35%)。

The slopes include a grooming barn where you can enjoy the conditions first thing in the morning, and a snow park for beginner and intermediate snowboarders where you can enjoy boxes and jumps! The slopes become more steep toward the top of the mountain and less steep as one descends to the foot of the mountain, making the upper slopes popular as powder slopes.

The kids’ park near the entrance is equipped with a moving walkway snow escalator so that they can play without having to walk up the slope.The kids’ park has an indoor kids’ room with playground equipment, so children can play indoors even when the weather is bad.

From the official website of Ikurao Kogen Ski Resort

It is also connected to Tangram Ski Circus on the right side of the map, and if you purchase a Mountain Pass (common lift ticket), you can enjoy skiing and riding at the two ski resorts.

If you visit the ski resort, you should definitely see the view from the top of the mountain.The view of Lake Nojiri below, Mt. Kurohime and Mt. Myoko in front, and as far as the Northern Alps in the distance is breathtaking.You can enjoy the excitement of nature with your eyes as well.

From the official channel of the Madarao Kogen Ski Resort


On December 31, there will be a countdown fireworks display at 24:00 as part of a special year-end nighttime operation.

Year-end special night operation
Date and time: December 31 (Sun.)
Fireworks: 24:00
Night-time operation: until 24:00 (last ride at 23:45)

Free Beginner Boarding Lesson
Date & Time: Saturday, December 23 – Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:30pm every day.
Meeting place: In front of the Information Center next to the 1st lift landing
Target: Holders of 1-day lift tickets


Address:Madarao Kogen, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
Operating period: December 16, 2023 (Saturday) – March 31, 2024 (Sunday)
Opening hours: 8:30~16:30
Night time business:12/29 – 1/3 and January 6, 7, February 10, 11, 23, 24: 16:30 – 21:00. Until 24:00 on Dec. 31
Fees: 1-day lift ticket: Adults (junior high school students and older) 6500 yen, seniors (55 and older) 6000 yen, elementary school students 3500 yen, preschool children free ※A separate IC card guarantee fee of 500 yen is required. Night skiing tickets: Adults 3000 yen, seniors 2500 yen, elementary school students 2000 yen. Lift 1-day pass (common for all Tangrams): Adults 7,000 yen, seniors 6,500 yen, elementary school students 4,000 yen
Rental fee: Ski or snowboard set 1 day/Adults 6100 yen~, Children 4850 yen~.
Ski Children’s Day Special
・Contents: Free lift
・Target: Elementary school students and younger
・Date: 3rd Sunday of December to March

4.Lunch Information

AKI’S BURGER in Tirol” near the 5th lift has an authentic espresso machine, a billiard table (free of charge), and sofa seating for a relaxing time.。

We recommend the double cheeseburger made with Angus beef. The patty is juicy and full of sauce, the bun is crisp and fluffy, and the dish is hearty and satisfying.

Madarao Mountain Resort

Address: Madarao Kogen, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
Tel: 0269-64-3214
Access: <Car>25 minutes from Myoko-Kogen IC on Joshinetsu Expressway
URL: http://www.madarao.jp/

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