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Great hidden gem

Obviously lady luck can play a big role here and depending on how good the snow is will dictate how... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2020
BrianTaylor9
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Singapore, Singapore
Low tide but enjoyable tree runs

Only place I’ve been able to find proper tree lines after visiting Hakuba, Nozawa and now here... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2020
tomlU766PR
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my first snowboarding trip to Japan I stopped for a few of days at this resort. Conditions were amazing and the tree runs were memorable. Uncrowded and no lines on powder days. Extending your skiing area by getting the combined pass to Tangram is highly recommended. Definitely coming back.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was here with a few friends and experienced great powder conditions, and we had practically the whole mountain to ourselves!

It's a smaller resort, but you can get a combined ticket for not much extra and then drop over the backside to explore Tangram resort as well on the other side.

Madarao's tree runs were SO awesome, and so much fun. Definitely worth dropping in here if you're in the Hakuba or Myoko area.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

Obviously lady luck can play a big role here and depending on how good the snow is will dictate how you judge this mountain. We came here end of Dec and early Jan just as the lifts opened, and while it was busy due to the Japanese holidays and not all the lifts were open at the beginning, our family really enjoyed our time here. This mountain also joins to Tangram resort nearby. There are places to eat and drink on the mountain and the tree runs here are some of the best in Japan and what this mountain is famous for.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank BrianTaylor9
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

This is such a nice little resort! Really feel
Like we found a hidden gem.

Lifts run well and everything well signposted and mapped. The staff are friendly and there’s good refreshments and facilities on the slopes.

It’s small enough to not be intimidating for beginners or families with children, but there is a lot of variety of terrain. If you get too familiar with the slopes here you can get a 500y upgrade to your ticket to ski across to Tangram, which is a connected resort. But personally I thought the slopes and services at Madarao were a lot better.

The town/village around the mountain is really beautiful and just the right size. Cosy and walkable, amazing views, but still plenty of great places to eat and drink and new places opening. Also a few ski rentals and ski schools. All you need really.

We went to Nozawa Onsen for the day and that looks good too, but I think Madarao is a nicer size and more picturesque, and you are more likely to get accommodation very near to the slopes.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Only place I’ve been able to find proper tree lines after visiting Hakuba, Nozawa and now here. Enjoyed the mountain.

The lifts are a bit dated however the mountain was practically empty and kept to ourselves.

A bit more snow would make this a fantastic place to ski. Will definitely return.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank tomlU766PR
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