Romantic ski getaways in Madarao

February is the most romantic month of the year. it’s that time of the year to create a special moment and Madarao one of Japan’s hidden gems ski area promise you a picture-perfect romantic ski getaway.

Imagine relaxing in an onsen looking out to a beautiful white snowy mountain in the heart of Madarao, A mini ski village, hidden away in the famous ski area, Nagano.

Madarao is famous among local Japanese for having the best snow powder and uncrowded slopes and many advanced skiers & boarders from around the world often come back for the amazing powder and steep, deep tree terrain.

What makes this place a romantic ski resort getaway? Well, other than its private location, easy access, and the off-beaten path trails, of course,  there’s charming scenery, nearby local attractions to explore, Instagram-worthy bars & restaurants for foodies… whatever ideas you’re planning for your romantic escape, Madarao has got it all. All of these make this place one of the best romantic resort getaway destinations.

Active Life Madarao
3 mins walk to the lifts

Voted second as Japan’s best ski resort in 2019 and is one of the ski resorts operated by an Australian Owned Ski Resorts Operator, Active Life Group. The resort offers western-style rooms, facilitated with an entertainment room, music hall and a couple room with views of Nagano perfect for a fun and sweet time with your family, friends, or your partner. An ideal romantic on-site bar & restaurant for a date night, and lastly an outdoor hot bath with a white snowy mountain view to complete your sweet day in the snow.


Hakken by Active Life
2 mins walk to the lifts

Fall in love with a 15-room warm & cozy westernized lodge located only 2 minutes away from the lift, Hakken by Active Life is the highest guests-rated lodge in Madarao. What makes Hakken stand out among others is its own private Japanese whiskey bar, which offers you an iconic blend of the modern western and traditional Japanese vibes. An in-door hot bath is perfect for a couples break. This is a unique choice for your romantic ski resort in Madarao.


Xplore by Active Life
5 mins walk to the lifts

Newly renovated and the largest hotel from Active Life Group. If you’re looking for a cozy room with a dramatic mountain view, Xplore is your best choice. Experience the stunning scenery of Madarao Mt from anywhere at Xplore, Scenic views through clear glass windows from your room, dining room, lounge area, and from an onsen. This place effortlessly inspires you to create your special moments.


Aya Lodge Madarao
5 mins walk to the lifts

An amazing stay with warm, welcoming, English-speaking staff who will always go out their way to accommodate you during your whole stay at Aya lodge Madarao. The lodge’s design is focused on an old-fashioned western feel; an ideal vibe for a date night in the snow.


Madarao Kogen Hotel

Madarao Kogen Hotel is one of the best romantic ski getaways for your loved ones, located at the top of the slopes. Surrounded by breathtaking views. It offers indoor/outdoor hot spring baths, soothes your muscles, and replenishes your skin after a fun day on the slopes. A large lounge area with a romantic open fire is everyone’s favorite spot to hang out.


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