Choose your stay

Active Life Madarao

Voted Japan’s best ski lodge


Hakken by Active Life

Cozy snow lodge, 2 mins walk from ski lifts


Xplore by Active Life

Newly renovated hotel in the heart of Madarao

Madapow, skiing in Japan at its Finest

Active Life Group owns and manages 3 hotels in Madarao Ski Resort which is Active Life Madarao hotel and Hakken hotel and Xplore by Active Life Madarao hotel. Madarao Ski Resort is situated in the northern area of Nagano Prefecture, where weather conditions are consistently ideal for creating an endless supply of high-quality snow throughout our December-to-April season. Skiers and snowboarders return here again and again to experience the spectacular scenery, varied terrain and incredible selection of 30 groomed and ungroomed runs, which jumps to 45 runs if you take on the extra 15 runs at the Tangram Ski Circus Resort, easily accessible from Madarao.

We have frequent visitors from Australia who jump at the chance to experience some of the very best powder and tree skiing in the world, waiting for them a mere 10-hour flight away. With only a two-hour time difference between here and down under, even your jet lag will be minimized, meaning you can get checked in and get skiing the same day you arrive.

Experience the Best Skiing in Japan

You may think you’ve tried it before, but you haven’t fully experienced skiing in Japan until you’ve stayed at Active Life. Extensive renovations undertaken in 2017 and 2018 have transformed all our hotels (Active Life Madarao, Hakken and Xplore by Active Life) into top rated hotels in Madarao Kogen.

Each day, we do our utmost to ensure that the time you spend with us here at Active Life Madarao will exceed all of your expectations. Our friendly staff are experts when it comes to your comfort and overall enjoyment. Languages spoken by our staff include English, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai.

Relax and enjoy the stunning contemporary décor and comfortable accommodations while experiencing the thrilling world-class skiing, stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality that Madarao is renowned for. It’s an experience unlike any other, the perfect blend of Japanese hospitality and western convenience.