Madarao Sympathique & Madarao Toyota Ski Resorts


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OVERVIEW

Madarao Sympathique Ski Resort (斑尾高原サンパティックスキー場) and Madarao Toyota Ski Resort (斑尾高原 豊田スキー場) in Madarao-Kogen are located close to each other in the Madarao region of Iiyama city in northern Nagano Prefecture. One lift ticket covers both of the resorts with shuttle services between the two and at only 2,000 yen a day is probably the cheapest ski lift ticket in Japan. These are smallish resorts with a vertical drop of 190 metres and are best suited to skiers and snowboarders at beginner and intermediate levels. There is one beginner run and one intermediate course as well as one short advanced course. This resort is usually uncrowded, although with only two lifts each at both resorts the queues could be long on certain days.

Madarao Kogen Sympathique Ski Resort is quite near to Nagano City as well as the resorts in Myoko, Niigata as well as Nozawa Onsen. There are wonderful views of Mt Myoko on a clear day. The Sympathique Hotel restaurant has a good range of food at a reasonable price. There is also a restaurant at the top of the hill with moderately expensive food.

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RESORT STATS:

Longest Run: 1,200 metresjapan ski travel insurance
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Park: Yes (pipe, jump, etc.)
Child Care and/or Kids Plan: Yes
Cross-country available: Unknown
Elevation: 960 metres
Vertical Drop: 190 metres

SKI RUNS:

Lifts: 2+2 Trails: 4+3 (Beg:40% Int:50% Adv:10%)

LIFT TICKETS 2011/12:*

AVERAGE SNOW DEPTH

One Day Ticket: ¥2,000 Dec 47 cm
Half Day Ticket: ¥1,600 Jan 188 cm
Two Day Ticket: ¥3,700 Feb 251 cm
Three Day Ticket: ¥5,200 Mar 258 cm
Night Ticket ¥1,500 Apr 170 cm
Resort Course Maps Here (Japanese – .pdf)

MADARAO SYMPATHIQUE RESORT CONTACT:

Phone: 0269-64-3216 | Website (Japanese) Website (English)

MADARAO TOYOTA RESORT CONTACT:

Phone: 0120-57-3836 | Website (Japanese)

ACCESS:

By Train: Take the Nagano Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano Station, then take the Iiyama local line to Iiyama Station.  Madarao is about thirty minutes by bus from Iiyama Station.During winter there is a direct bus service from JR Nagano Station to Madarao Kogen.

By car from Tokyo: Take the Kanetsu Expressway, changing to the Joshinetsu Expressway. Leave the expressway at the Toyota Iiyama Interchange, then take Route 117 and follow the signposts to Madarao Kogen. From the Interchange, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Madarao.

By car from Nagoya: Take the Chuo Expressway then the Nagano Expressway onto the Joshinetsu Expressway. Leave the expressway at the Toyota Iiyama Interchange, then take Route 117 and follow the signposts to Madarao Kogen. From the Interchange, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Madarao.

There is a Nozawa Onsen – Togari Onsen – Madarao Kogen shuttle operating from December 2010.

ACCESS MAP

Madarao Sympathique map

TOKYO SKI BUSES TO MADARAO SYMPATHIQUE SKI AREA

Between December and April Ski Bus Club runs both night and day bus servicesbetween Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Ikebukero to the Madarao ski areasThey also run services from the same locations to Tangram.

Travex runs a ski bus service direct from Tokyo Station or Ikebukero to the following ski resort areas – Kurohime-Kogen, Myoko Kogen resorts and Tangram Ski Circus. Another service is provided for the Madarao ski areas.

The cost for both services is also 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.

During winter there is a direct bus service from JR Nagano Station to Madarao Kogen.

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MADARAO POWDER SKI AREA VIDEO GUIDE – FROM FUJIO PENSION

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MADARAO, TANGRAM & IIYAMA HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION MAP

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Madarao Pension Featured Property

Pension Four Seasons – You can enjoy the nearby ski slopes in winter or the cool of the summer highlands. The property is separated into two buildings with rooms or a log cabin available. The six rooms can sleep 2 to 4 people and breakfast is included. The independent log house has two bedrooms plus living area, kitchen and bathroom. Alight at JR Iiyama Station and take a bus to Madarao-kogen.

MADARAO SYMPATHIQUE PHOTO GALLERY – CLICK HERE

Plus check out this Madarao photo journal of back country ski touring around Madarao

* Lift prices may be subject to change. Senior, family and/or coupon discounts may be available.

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