At Active Life Japan, we take care of your entire winter-holiday experience. Active Life is not just a hotel provider, it’s an awesome curated experience.
Ski or ride through Japanese birch trees on Madarao’s famous powder! Experience Madarao’s 10+ meters of annual snowfall, uncrowded slopes, and feel the deep tree runs and non-stop face shots!
Active Life currently owns and manages 3 hotels in Madarao: Active Life Madarao, Hakken by Active Life, and Xplore by Active Life.
All visitors to Madarao are rewarded through our equipment rentals, Miyuki Snow Sports, boasting the best powder skis, snowboards, beginner rental gear, and retail accessories! Along with our culinary experience, raising the standard of food and activities available in Madarao Mountain Resort.
Madarao Kogen Mountain Resort
Frequent, gigantic Siberian winter storms passing over the sea of Japan results in the crystal-like, fluffy and deep powder, famously nicknamed MadaPOW. Skiing and snowboarding in Japan is unlike anywhere else in the world and Madarao has begun to redefine Japanese snow holidays by giving visitors to Madarao the best conditions in Japan, along with small crowds and inexpensive lift tickets!
Madarao Mountain Resort, also known as Madarao Kogen, sits on the border of two of Japan's snowiest prefectures, Nagano and Niigata. Located between the resorts of Nozawa Onsen and Myoko Kogen, Madarao is easily accessible via the snowy and beautiful town of Iiyama ("ee-yama"). A comfortable 100 minute Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo followed by a 25 minute shuttle or taxi up the mountain, you can begin those deep powder turns within a day of arriving into Japan!
Beginning with renovations in 2016 Active Life Madarao has become one of Madarao Kogen’s finest hotel offering. We have since added Hakken by Active Life and Xplore by Active Life, along with our very own international ski school, inter-resort shuttle service, equipment rentals and much more!
Life is about exploring, experiencing and being free. Being active and living an Active Life. Active Life was founded with a purpose of offering an awesome curated experience to sports enthusiasts like you. At Active Life, we take care of everything from sport, to food, to rest so you can focus on your adventure.
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