Tangram Ski Circus resort review (Shinano Town, Nagano)

Tangram Ski Circus
Shinano Town, Nagano
Submitted by its-a-clock on 27th January 2015
Joined with Madarao and sharing a mountain...but quite different
Tangram Ski Circus is located on the same mountain as Madarao Kogen and the resorts are actually connected. You can buy individual tickets or a joint one for a bit more.

They may share a mountain and I suppose snow conditions most of the time, but they seem to be run quite differently.

Madarao Kogen over the last few years has really upped the "ungroomed" theme giving legal access to some really nice tree powder runs - there seems to be a new one every season. Nice.

Tangram is much stricter in that sense and I suppose that will be reflected in the people you find there.

A shame really though as it would be great if they would relax and open up a bit more as their connected sibling does.

Worth a look though and the joint ticket isn't much more than the individual ones.
Date visited: From 01 January, 2015
Snow condition on visit: Very good
Things I liked: Good snow, easy to get to
Things I didn't like: Not as relaxed and forward thinking as Madarao Kogen
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Not recommended for: Advanced riders
Ungroomed courses
General score: 65
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 60
Lift system: 55
Apres ski: 10

Tangram Ski Circus

Shinano Town, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 62
Snow conditions: 90
Courses/Terrain: 55
Lift system: 72
Apres ski: 10

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1320m
Min. elevation: 800m
Vertical: 520m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 2500m
Number of lifts: 5

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