Snowboarding

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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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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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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Experience ‘Hakken’ by Active-Life Madarao

Finding the right accommodation isn’t always as easy as you’d think, especially given the sheer volume of options that come up with every search. After a while it can begin to get rather stressful, as when you’re spoilt for choice it gets harder to make a definitive decision. Well, before you make any snap decisions …

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Write Your Life – Become Who You Want To Be; No More Excuses

In this modern internet age we have a wealth of awe-inspiring things at our fingertips and that can at times, be rather discouraging; particularly when it comes to pursuing our dreams. You’ll find that it’s easier to sit and watch someone else achieve greatness, rather than go after it yourself so you don’t even bother …

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