Snow

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Madarao Resort, Japan

Situated on the mainland of Japan, Madarao has been an under-the-radar powder gem for a few years. It’s now getting more attention thanks to its great quality snow, beautiful gladed tree runs and next to no lift lines. Whether you’ve been to Madarao before or are wanting to check it out, we bet there are …

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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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Top Tips on Different Wax Types for Different Slope Conditions.

Tips on Different Wax Types for Different Slope Conditions. Waxing is a maintenance activity that involves applying a lubricant to your ski’s to reduce friction mainly. Waxing works by providing a hydrophobic surface on your board, which resists water. What’s the Importance of Ski Waxing? With time, your board gets damaged by hitting rocks, rusting, …

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Top Tips for Taking Your Skiing to the Next Level

Skiing is an exhilarating experience that if you once master, you never want to stop. The adrenaline rush from both the speed and pull of gravity as you slide through the snow is out of this world. The right trainer and the right skiing track are also imperative for your skiing. Check out the Madarao …

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Why Snow, Snow-sports and Japan are good for your Health

Here at Active Life Madarao, we know what’s good for you. And we even have the science to prove it! All this nature will make you smile. And maybe even smarter. Studies have shown that spending time outdoors in nature will drastically decrease your anxiety levels, and stop you ruminating over problems, aka being ‘stuck …

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