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. Ikurao 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.
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.You can enjoy the finest powder snow on the advanced tree-run course that runs through the trees.
IC card lift tickets were introduced last season, allowing visitors to smoothly board the lifts without having to show their tickets to an attendant, just by passing through a special gate.With a full range of rental equipment and lesson schools, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike.It is also connected to the neighboring Ikurao Kogen Ski Resort, and with the Mount Pass (common lift ticket), the skiing area is even wider.
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, a day spa, and an indoor pool with a Jacuzzi.
Snow rafting is a great way to experience the thrill of running through the snow in a rafting boat.It’s thrilling and very popular.The fee is 2,000 yen for a 2-kilometer course (up to four people can ride for the same fee).
The Nojiri Lake Terrace is a popular social networking spot, as it offers a panoramic view of Lake Nojiri and the Hokushin-godake Mountains from an altitude of 1100 meters.
Tangram Madarao Hot Spring Open-air Bath
■Address: 3575-8 Furumi, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
■Operating period: Saturday, December 18, 2021 – Sunday, April 3, 2022
※Sales of the Mountain Pass will begin on Saturday, December 25.
■Opening hours: 8:00 – 16:30 (8:00 – 20:00 if there is a night game)
※Night skiing is available from December 30 (Thursday) to January 3 (Monday), every Saturday from January 8 to February 12, January 9 (Sunday), and February 11 (Friday, national holiday).
■One-day lift ticket: Adults: 4,300 yen, seniors (55 and older): 3,700 yen, elementary school students: 3,000 yen
4-hour ticket: Adults 3,300 yen, seniors 2,900 yen, elementary school students 2,500 yen
Night ticket 1,500 yen, preschool child 800 yen *IC card guarantee fee 500 yen is required.
■Rental fee: 1 day per set: 5,000 yen for adults, 4,000 yen for elementary school students and younger
Wear 1 day General 3,500 yen, Elementary school students and younger 3,000 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