On Madarao Mountain
Madarao Mountain Resort
2km away is the main life of Madarao Mountain Resort. Enjoy one of 25 courses for all skill levels, although Madarao is most famous for its ungroomed tree courses and fresh powder. Kids can enjoy the free kids park with sledding/tubing hill and snowmobile-led tubing. There is also childcare available at the resort hotel (Madarao Kogen Hotel) if you wish to ski kid-free!
Click this link for more info in English.
Tangram Ski Circus
On the other side of Madarao mountain is Tangram.
Combination lift tickets are available if you would like to ski/board both sides of the mountain.
Click this link for more info in English or go to the more comprehensive Japanese site above.
Synpathique Madarao Resort
This small but satisfying ski hill is located just outside our doorstep and great for a few morning runs before checkout. Between 13 and 35 degree inclines will fit all skill levels with the longest run being 750 meters. It doesn’t offer the same variety as Madarao Mountain Resort, but you can enjoy the same fresh powder and a few great runs on a neighborhood half-price discount on lift tickets when staying at Crawfish Madarao Lodge. Link above for more detail (Japanese only).
Madarao Kogen Hotel Hot Spring
All natural hot spring is located in the hotel at the end of the slopes. You can enter until 11pm for 800 yen per person.
quaint hot spring and cafeteria is popular with the locals. It is 3km down the mountain towards the highway at the entrance to several hiking trails on Madarao Mountain. From 5-8pm the entry is only 300 yen, but bring your own towel. Open 10-9pm daily (closed Tuesdays). Last entry at 8pm. Last food order at 7pm.
18-hole golf course located on the Niigata side of the mountain as a part of the Tangram resort and Tokyu hotel.
Off season and early bird specials start from 4999 per person, per round. Golf is available into late November (conditions permitting).
The ONLY Zipline adventure available year-round in Japan. Zip through the
trees from Madarao Kogen Hotel on one of 13 course options. Website in