Tangram Ski Circus, Nagano, Japan
Tangram Ski Circus: Overview
Tangram Ski Circus (スキー場：タングラムスキーサーカス) enjoys a wonderful position at the base of Mt. Madarao – overlooking Iiyama & Nozawa Onsen in one direction and, on a clear day, the spectacular mountains of Myoko Kogen and the Japan Sea in the other. Tangram is only is a small-medium sized deluxe ski resort but offers skiers and snowboarders an impressive 520 metres (1706 feet) of vertical descent. Madarao-Kogen Ski Area is connected to Tangram Ski Circus Resort at the top of the mountain and a joint ticket is available to let you ski or snowboard both.
The resort features a Western-style hotel (see places to stay), a bright restaurant area with big windows overlooking the slopes, a snow mobile track, an indoor swimming pool and onsen, plus a health club and games arcade.
Tangram Ski Circus is best suited for beginner-intermediate skiers and snowboarders with it’s excellent wide, open runs that are never very crowded. For advanced skiers there isn’t a lot of challenge apart from a punishing mogul run. For a bit of variety one can also buy tickets to ski the adjoining Madarao Kogen Ski Resort.
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Lifts: 6 Trails: 14 (Beg:30% Int:40% Adv:30%)
Lift Ticket Prices 2015/16
|Ticket||Adult||Senior (over 55)||Child||Remarks|
|4 hour ticket||3,200yen||2,800yen||2,500yen||Valid 4 hrs from purchase.|
|Single use ticket||500yen|
|Single use (11x)||5,000yen|
|Night skiing||1,500yen||Preschoolers, 800yen|
|Season Pass||Adult 30,000yen||Senior 30,000yen||Child 20,000yen|
Phone: 0262-58-3511| Website (Japanese)
Mountain Pass (valid for both Madarao Kogen Ski Resort ＆ Tangram)
|Type of ticket||Adult、
Junior and senior high school students
|Kids (under 12yo)|
|Mountain 1 Day Pass||5,000 yen||3,000 yen|
Train: Twenty minutes from Myokokogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Honsen line.
TOKYO SKI BUSES TO TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS
The cost for both services is also 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.
TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS SKI VIDEO
Click on the links for further details, prices and availability.
MADARAO, TANGRAM & IIYAMA HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION MAP
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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.
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