Madarao Mountain Resort resort review (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Madarao Mountain Resort
斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
Submitted by bkurobe on 20th February 2015
Sick powder day!! Tickets compliments of snowjapan giveaway
I go to Madarao every year and never a disappointment! This year was no different.

The first day there was about 30cm of freshies and it was super cold making the conditions amazing!! tons of tree runs at this place and ski patrol is nowhere in sight.

On the second day I awoke to about 2ft of snow burying my car which took quite a while to dig out. It was worth it! Epic pow conditions.

We went directly to the new ninja course to hit the new man made wooden jump. Bigger than T thought. We were the first to get there which meant we landed in close to 2ft of fresh pow. Awsome!

Again, through much of the day just ripping tree runs to get back on the lift and do it all over again. This place rocks when it gets dumped on! Thanks again SnowJapan for the lift tickets!
Date visited: From 14 February, 2015 To 15 February, 2015
Snow condition on visit: Blower pow both days. Deeper on the second day.
Things I liked: Powder, ninja jump, tree runs, no patrol
Things I didn't like: Lifts are old and slow
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Ungroomed courses
Authentic Japan experience
General score: 90
Snow conditions: 100
Courses/Terrain: 85
Lift system: 80
Apres ski: 85
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Madarao Mountain Resort

斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
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Average Rankings

General score: 85
Snow conditions: 90
Courses/Terrain: 83
Lift system: 72
Apres ski: 46

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1350m
Min. elevation: 910m
Vertical: 440m
Steepest slope: 36°
Longest course: 2500m
Number of lifts: 15

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