It takes about 20 minutes by car from the Myoko Kogen IC or Shinano-machi IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway.Tangram Ski Circus, located on the northwest slopes of Mt. Madarao in Shinano-machi, Nagano Prefecture, is a family-friendly snow resort that offers skiing, fun and accommodation all in one.There are five lifts and 19 courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced.You can enjoy the finest powder snow with a spectacular view of the five Hokushin Gogaku and Lake Nojiri.
From the official website of Tangram Ski Circus
All trails are connected to Hotel Tangram, the base of the ski resort, so even first-time visitors can enjoy skiing without worrying about getting lost.The tree run course for advanced skiers, which runs between trees, is a thrilling course with natural trees and terrain left behind, and skiers must avoid them as they run.
With a full lineup of rental equipment and lesson schools, both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders can enjoy skiing and snowboarding.The ski area is also connected to the adjacent Madarao Kogen Ski Area, and the Mount Pass (common lift ticket) allows you to further expand your ski area.
The slopes offer a variety of activities that non-skiers can enjoy, including a gentle slope area with a moving walkway (snow escalator), a kids’ park, snow rafting, Lake Nojiri terrace, Day Trip Hot Spring, and an indoor pool with a Jacuzzi.
This season, the kids’ snowmobile is back, allowing them to experience the exhilaration of speeding through the snowy terrain.
Snow rafting is a thrilling and very popular activity. 2 kilometer course costs 2,300 yen per trip (up to 4 people can ride for the same price).
This Lake Nojiriko Terrace is a popular SNS spot for those who do not ski or snowboard, as it offers a panoramic view of Lake Nojiri and the five Kitashin peaks from an altitude of 1,100 meters.
Tangram Madarao Hot Spring Open-air Bath
■Address: 3575-8 Furumi, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
■Operating period: Saturday, December 17, 2022 – Sunday, April 2, 2023
■Opening hours: 8:00 – 16:30 (8:00 – 20:00 if there is a night game)
※Night skiing is available from December 30 (Friday) to January 3 (Tuesday), every Saturday from January 7 to February 18, January 8 (Sunday).
■One-day lift ticket: Adults: 4,800 yen, seniors (55 and older): 4,200 yen, elementary school students: 3,500 yen
4-hour ticket: Adults 3,800 yen, seniors 3,400 yen, elementary school students 3,000 yen
Night ticket 2,000 yen, preschool child 1000 yen *IC card guarantee fee 500 yen is required.
■Rental fee: 1 day per set: 5,500 yen for adults, 4,500 yen for elementary school students and younger
Wear 1 day General 4,000 yen, Elementary school students and younger 3,500 yen
Gloves, hats, and goggles are sold separately only.
■Contents: Free lift
■arget: Elementary school students and younger
■Date: 3rd Sunday of January through March