Madarao Highlands Ski Resort

Northern Nagano Area 斑尾高原スキー場


On Nagano’s northern edge, right on the border with neighboring Niigata Prefecture, are the Madarao Highlands. The Resort's collection of 100 or so distinctive hotels and pensions, all around the 1000 meter elevation level, are spread out at the base of Madarao Mountain. Boasting a snow accumulation of 3 to 4 meters, Madarao prides itself on being able to please all skiers at its long-established resort.

Snowmobiling is available at Madarao from late December to late March (2016-17 season) either along their oval course or on longer tours around the resort. See their website's front page for more information.


Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
Tel: 0269-64-3214 / Fax: 0269-64-3320


Dec 12 - Apr 5


8:30 - 17:00 and 17:00 - 21:00


One-day ticket for adults : 4,200 yen

Children: Free

Location / Access

Madarao Kogen, Iiyama City

By Train:
30 min Madarao bus from Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car:
16 km / 25 min from Toyota-Iiyama IC

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