2017/18 Ski Season

Christmas skiing

Thinking of an Active Christmas Season? Think Madarao Japan

For a family looking to spend the Christmas season outdoors, the powdery slopes of Madarao offer the perfect destination. Snow has been synonymous with Christmas for many years, and you can decide to take the fun a notch higher with skiing. Madarao offers the perfect skiing destination during the Christmas season for many reasons. It …

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5 Days in Madarao

Small crowds, a ‘local’ feel, a variety of friendly lodges, lift tickets and food priced the way it should be and tonnes of snow, translates into epic powder days centred around a true Japanese cultural experience that visitors crave – all without those regretful stares from lift-queue’s, back up to quickly-disappearing fresh tracks. Standing 1,382 …

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Travel to Madarao This Season for an Amazing Winter and an Even More Amazing Skiing Experience

This upcoming ski season in Japan (mid Dec 2017 – end March 2018) is expected to be one of the best seasons with high snowfall – thanks to La Niña. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to plan a skiing trip to Japan, this is it. What is La Niña? You might be …

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Active Life adds its 3rd hotel in 15 months

On October 24th Active Life Japan completed the purchase of Hillside Madarao.  This is the 3rd property purchased in the Madarao Ski Resort by Active Life since August 2017 and is a sign of our confidence in Madarao’s growing popularity for its deep powder (Madapow) and thrilling tree runs.  We also favour Madarao because it’s …

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Snowboarding

Is Snowboarding or Skiing the Right Choice for Me?

Every year more and more people are joining the slopes as winter travel gets less expensive and tourists get more adventurous, some travelling around the world to find the very best powder. Added to the growing numbers of skiers, the snowboarding community has expanded rapidly and now shares the same slopes with more traditional users. …

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