■Skiing Levels
・Beginners ●●●
・Intermediates ●●●
・Advanced ●●●
・Snowboard ●●●●●

Madarao Ski Resort is located in the northern part between Nagano Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture. The city is spreaded into two cities, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture and Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture.There are abundant natural powder snow (many non-snow-covered courses also attractive). You can also enjoy hot springs with underground source and evening hours.

Lift number: 15
Number of gondolas: 0
Course number: 31
Altitude (top): 1,350 m
Elevation difference: 440 m
Longest running distance: 2,500 m

■Kappa Sushi Shiniiyama-Sushi(Open: 10:00am Close: 22:00pm)
・1481, Shizuma, Iiyama-shi, Nagano, 389-2255, Japan
・+81 269-63-1350

The hosts will walk you through the system. Wait until a table is ready, they will call your number. All sorts of food will go passed your table, but the treat is- if you don’t see something you want, order it on the screen and it gets delivered by a mini shinkansen (bullet train). Kids and husbands love this. Make sure you click the ok button after you have received your dish so the train can go back to the kitchen. Once you are finished, use the keypad to finalise the bill and a host will come quickly and organise that for you. It’s efficient, reasonably priced and fun. There is also chocolate sauce covered chips!

■Restaurant Rudolf-Pizza(Open: 11:30am Close: 14:00pm/Open: 17:30am Close: 22:00pm)
・1101-152, Madaraokogen, Iiyama-shi, Nagano, 389-2257, Japan
・+81 269-64-3153

Featured in the 2009 Zagat Guide of Nagano restaurants and hotels for offerings like crispy crust pizza, fired in a wood-fed kiln. The restaurant’s specialty is the Yokubari pizza topped with four kinds of vegetables, seafood and mushroom.

■Aki`s Pub&Cafe-Lounge bars(Open: 18:00pm Close: 22:00pm)
・11492-4, Iiyama, Iiyama-shi, Nagano, 389-2253, Japan

Small menu with good food, at a reasonable price. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the area.

・Period:Beginning of Dec,29th 2017~March 31th 2018
・Tour Hours:(1)9:30am – 12:00pm
・Price:Adult 2,500JPY Child 2,500JPY
・Reception Desk:Madarao Resort Tourist Association
・WEB site:
・Age Limit:Over 10 years old

・Period:Beginning of Dec,20th 2017~March 31th 2018
・Tour Hours:(1)9:30am – 12:30pm
・Price:Adult 10,500JPY Child 10,500JPY
・Reception Desk:NORTH Nagano Outdoor Sports
・WEB site:
・Age Limit:Over 13 years old

・Period:Beginning of Dec,25th 2017~March 31th 2018
・Tour Hours:(1)10:00am – 16:00pm
・Price:Adult 5,000JPY Child 5,000JPY
・Reception Desk:Recreation Center
・WEB site:
・Age Limit:Over 10 years old

If its your first time sking, go to Madarao Ski Resort

There are various courses, from a beginner to an advanced, that will perfectly suit your ski style. We also take various measures for safety and secure, such as installing partitions to prevent conflict between skiers and borders.Also, snowboarding courses for beginners are held free of charge, so it is one of the pleasures to join the course.

The best tree run course in Japan

Madarao ski resort is one of the largest ski resort in Japan with plentiful snowfall amount, superb powered snow and 11 tree run course that slides through the forest.They keep developping every year. In the 2016 – 2017 season a new concept tree run course “family adventure” has been newly established.

Let ‘s go out to the forest adventure with your friends and family!

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