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Price p/p Price is per person in a private group of 2-6 for 24/25 season
Base/invoice currency is JPY
Displayed price may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 1,824

7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing Riding | Up To 5 Resorts

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Price is per person in a private group of 2-6 for 24/25 season
Base/invoice currency is JPY
Displayed price may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 1,824
Explore Madarao/Tangram & several of its nearby ski resorts (including the sidecountry) such as Nozawa Onsen, Myoko Kogen, Lotte Arai & Shiga Kogen with a guide. This good value package is customizable for your group of up to 6.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Mar 31, 2025
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Madarao Adventurer

Madarao is the perfect central base to explore not only the fabulous skiing & riding that Madarao & Tangram ski resorts have to offer, but also the nearby resorts of Nozawa Onsen, Myoko Kogen, Shiga Kogen, Lotte Arai, Kijimadaira, Kurohime and Togari Onsen, just to name a few. You have the option to be guided in the off-piste areas and sidecountry of these resorts, to make the most of the abundant snow that hits these Nagano and Niigata ski resorts.

This package has it all with cozy lodging in Madarao in twin/double rooms with private bathrooms, daily western-style breakfast, a 6-course dinner, guiding in groups of just 2 per guide (or groups of 4 - 6 with 2 guides), private transport to/from the ski areas you will visit, with lift tickets included, and an arrival/departure pickup/drop-off at Iiyama train station.

The Madarao Adventurer package is fully customisable so you can add / subtract days of skiing/riding and even add some lessons if required.

The sample price is based on private groups of 2, however group size can be as big as 6. The maximum guide to guest ratio is 1:3 so groups of 4 to 6 guests require a second guide. If you are a solo traveller, see rates tabs. If you have different requirements or trip duration please enquire for a quote.

Guiding Services

Japan Snowsports offer in-resort piste & off-piste guiding, *lift-access side/backcountry and *touring. It all comes down to your group's ability and desire as to the type of skiing or riding you want to do....you may even want to mix it up from day-to-day!

In each case (totally optional), they are happy to throw you tips to improve your riding in different conditions to make your turns feel effortless. The guides will work on your line choices, to make it safer and more fun, on-piste as well as off-piste. Along with this, they will educate you on safe on-piste and off-piste riding and proper use of backcountry equipment.

*If you choose to do any sidecountry or backcountry skiing/boarding it is mandatory that you have avalanche safety equipment. As a minimum this will include a backpack, shovel, probe & avalanche beacon. Japan Snowsports can assist with the rental of this equipment if you don't have your own.


Because these are private group tours, as long as you are all a similar level, then any ability level from intermediate and above, snowboarders & skiers are eligible to join.


You will stay in the JPS lodge in twin-share rooms or a family room. The package includes daily breakfast and the sample price includes a 6-course evening meal. See more about the lodge here>>

Sample Itinerary

This tour can be customised however you like it however her is an itinerary based on the sample price to wet your appetite...

Day 1 - Arrival Day / Welcome drinks at lodge

Welcome to Japan! We will be there to pick you up. When you arrive at the lodge a welcome drink will be ready for you.

Day 2 - Ski Madarao

Your first day of skiing! Organize your gear and explore Madarao Ski Resort.

Day 3 - 7 Ski Various Resorts with 1 rest day

During these days your in house ski and snowboard guides will look at the conditions and pick the right resort for you to make sure you are on the right spot to enjoy the Japanese powder. Depending where we ski that day we will take you to our favourite onsens, cultural sites, and restaurants in that area.

After each day of skiing/riding, your guide can take you to a nearby onsen & restaurant on the way back to Madarao (upon request).

A rest day has been added in case you need a day off or you wish to do some sightseeing. You can however chose to ski at Madarao however a lift pass hasn't been added to this sample package for this day.

Day 8 - Last full day of skiing / Dinner at the lodge

The last day on snow with your guide, your last onsen and our last dinner together, prepared by our in house chef in the lodge.

Day 9 -Departure day

JPS Lodge & Restaurant

You will stay in the JPS lodge in Madarao for the duration of your tour.

The lodge was recently remodelled in 2019 by its owners and your hosts Dutchie and Annie.

For those not on a tour, the lodge offers a free shuttle to Madarao and Tangram resorts.


There are 2 room types:

1. Standard twin/double configuration - this is a great option if you’re with a couple, two friends or by yourself and want to have the extra privacy of having your private bathroom.

2. Family Room - this room is perfect for families, groups of friends or couples who just want to have that extra bit more space. You will have two rooms and a bathroom for yourself. One room will have a double (or twin) bed. The other room is a bigger room that can be used as a living room during the day and contains a comfie sofa that can be converted into a double bed at night.

All bathrooms include toiletries and a hair dryer.

Common Areas

The lodge has a cosy lounge area with a fireplace.

There is free wifi throughout and a communal working area.


Each morning a Western-style breakfast with homemade sourdough bread is served, which includes a different hot dish every day.

The restaurant also serves Mediterranean style food, using seasonal local produce as much as possible, and making everything on your plate in-house and from scratch. The big communal table encourages an intimate dining atmosphere.

This is a dining experience you wont want to miss.


The lodge has an intimate bar offering a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024/25 Season Rates

¥280,000 per person for private group of 2 - 6 people
¥570,000 per person for solo package

About rates:

  • max guest to guide ratio for sidecountry and backcountry guiding is 3:1
  • please make a booking request for a quote for your group size
  • base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
  • 7 nights twin/double share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days on snow (lift ticket included)
  • Return shuttle to/from Iiyama station & transport to nearby ski areas
  • 5 full days of guiding of off-piste & sidecountry
  • 1 x 6-course dinner at the JPS Lodge
  • Assistance with airport transfers to/from Madarao
  • Snow monkey visit
  • 24 hour guided trip in Tokyo at end of tour
  • Zenkoji temple Nagano
  • Ice skating session at the ’98 Olympic Oval
  • Sake brewery
  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Takayama
  • Plenty of possibilities for Tokyo - ask for a full list
  • Private yoga session
Not Included
  • Returns flights to/from Tokyo
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Dinners on the nights that it’s not organized in the lodge
  • Equipment (ski/snowboard/avalanche gear)
  • Entrance tickets onsens or other cultural activities
  • Travel insurance