Madarao Mountain Resort resort review (Iiyama City, Nagano)

Madarao Mountain Resort
斑尾高原
Iiyama City, Nagano
Submitted by Bushiman on 14th November 2015
So much fun!
Madarao seems to just be getting better and better. What with all the tree runs they've cut through the forests, mellow glade runs, plus all the features they've built -log rides, jumps etc. out in the trees, you can't but not have a fun time at Madarao. There are also a whole bunch of pistes that are left ungroomed, which make for the perfect warm-up before hitting the trees.

The lifts are decent and speedy, all except the one that actually takes you to the highest point... that happens to be a slow single seater.

Plenty of choice for food, with numerous restaurants of varying size dotted all over the place.

The icing on the cake is that it's a super straight forward drive from the highway. You can be at Madarao from Nagano City in about 40mins...
Date visited: From 14 February, 2015
Snow condition on visit: 30cm fresh pow!
Things I liked: Good snow. Easy access. Fun terrain.
Things I didn't like: Single seater lift.
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
Not recommended for: Beginner riders
Snow Park
Apres-ski
General score: 75
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 75
Lift system: 50
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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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