TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS NaganoSki resort popular with families



There are good reasons why TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS is so popular with families. This resort is well equipped for children with a playground and a nursery, while it provides great trails for adults to enjoy to their heart's content.
Enjoy the amazing snow of Nagano, which is renowned for its snowcapped mountains. The slopes also afford picturesque views of the surrounding area including Lake Nojiri and Mt. Myoko.
TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS has great slopes catering to beginners, intermediates, and experts, so skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can find the adventure they desire. The resort also offers unique attractions such as snowmobiling and snow rafting.
The Madarao Highlands provide tourists with fun activities, not only in winter but also in the other seasons, such as golf, tennis, and hiking. You can always enjoy Mother Nature, relaxing your body and mind.

  • Greatest snow paradise for both children and adults - their smiles explain why 60 percent of the visitors are families.

    Greatest snow paradise for both children and adults - their smiles explain why 60 percent of the visitors are families. Every winter, the Madarao Highlands, one of the best highland resorts in Japan, attracts a great number of skiers and snowboarders from all over the country with its fine powder snow. TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS is well equipped to welcome visitors with family-friendly facilities including a nursery.

  • Rich experience of Mt. Madarao

    Rich experience of Mt. Madarao On the upper slopes of Mt. Madarao, covered with the finest powder snow and overlooking the beautiful view of Lake Nojiri, you can commune with nature while skiing and snowboarding.

  • Relax in hot springs after a long day of winter activities!

    Relax in hot springs after a long day of winter activities! Tangram Madarao Hot Spring Spa at HOTEL TANGRAM has both indoor and outdoor baths, offering a variety of medical and therapeutic benefits including soothing muscular aches and bruises. It is the best spot to go for relaxation after a long day of skiing.

MOUNTAINThe following is detailed information about
TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS (15 trails and 5 lifts).

Ski Resort Statistic

Season From late Dec. to late Mar.
Operating hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays)
  • TerrainTerrain
  • Comparison between ski and snowboardComparison between ski and snowboard

Course guide

URL http://www.tangram.jp/ski/ (Japanese)
Elevation Base elevation: 800 meters
Summit elevation: 1,320 meters
Vertical rise: 520 meters
Number of courses 15
Longest run 2500 meters
Lifts Quad chairs: 2 Double chairs: 3
Gradient Maximum: 35 degrees
Night skiing Available
Foreign language support Not available
Terrain Beginner 30%, Intermediate 40%,
Advanced 30%

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Skis, Snowboards, Gear and clothing

For more information, please click here. (Japanese)

Lift tickets

4-hour pass JPY 3,000
1-day pass JPY 4,200

For more information, please click here. (Japanese)

School Programs

Private Lesson half day lesson (2 hours) From JPY 16,500
Private Lesson full day lesson (4 hours) From JPY 22,500

* Japanese speaking instractor only

For more information, please click here. (Japanese)


HOTEL TANGRAM Hospitality service and superb facilities

Hotel Tangram is an elegant hotel at the foot of Mt. Madarao. The hotel is easy to access to the slopes and well equipped for families with children, with a nursery (for children from 3 months up to preschool age) and a snow activity class named "Snow Kindergarten" (for children from 4 years to preschool age). With rooms to stay with pets, the hotel is also popular with dog lovers.

Hotel Information

Address 3575-8 Furumi, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun, Nagano
Tel +81-26-258-3511
Guest rooms Western style rooms for 2-5 persons
Bath/Toilet Equipped with a bathroom
Breakfast Breakfast included
Check-in / Check-out 3:00 p.m. / 11:00 a.m.
Rates JPY 11,000-30,000 per night including two meals and a one-day lift pass (2015 season)
Accepted Credit Cards JCB, VISA, AMEX, UC, DC, NICOS, Diners, UFJ
Facilities Three restaurants, lounge, indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, saunas, indoor heated swimming pool, lomi lomi salon, video game arcade, karaoke room, party room, pet stay rooms


Google Map

trainNagano Station

  • 90-minute public bus ride
  • 35-minute JR ride
  • Kurohime
  • 35-minute by taxi


Area Guide

Lake Nojiri
Lake Nojiri

Lake Nojiri is very famous for Lake Sports, Such as canoe, Bort sailing, etc. You can also enjoy fishing in summer, In winter, you can fish surf smelts.(small fish, speciality in this area)


You can experience Soba making in Shinshu Togakushi, which is best place among many soba producing place. You can taste freshly made Soba using freshly-ground buckwheat flour.