Tangram Ski Circus, Nagano, Japan

Tangram Ski Circus, Nagano, Japan

Tangram Ski Circus: Overview

Tangram Ski Circus (スキー場:タングラムスキーサーカス) enjoys a wonderful position at the base of Mt. Madarao – overlooking Iiyama & Nozawa Onsen in one direction and, on a clear day, the spectacular mountains of Myoko Kogen and the Japan Sea in the other. Tangram is only is a small-medium sized deluxe ski resort but offers skiers and snowboarders an impressive 520 metres (1706 feet) of vertical descent. Madarao-Kogen Ski Area is connected to Tangram Ski Circus Resort at the top of the mountain and a joint ticket is available to let you ski or snowboard both.

The resort features a Western-style hotel (see places to stay), a bright restaurant area with big windows overlooking the slopes, a snow mobile track, an indoor swimming pool and onsen, plus a health club and games arcade.

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Tangram Ski Circus is best suited for beginner-intermediate skiers and snowboarders with it’s excellent wide, open runs that are never very crowded. For advanced skiers there isn’t a lot of challenge apart from a punishing mogul run. For a bit of variety one can also buy tickets to ski the adjoining Madarao Kogen Ski Resort.

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Tangram provides an ideal base for two days of skiing after which you can explore the slopes at nearby Myoko Kogen as well as Nozawa Onsen.

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RESORT STATS:

Ski Area: 50HA
Longest Run: 2,500 metresjapan ski travel insurance
Half Pipes: No
Terrain Parks: Yes
Child Care: Yes
Kids Park: Yes
Cross-country available: Yes
Elevation: 1,320 metres
Vertical Drop: 520 metres

SKI RUNS:

Lifts: 6 Trails: 14 (Beg:30% Int:40% Adv:30%)

Lift Ticket Prices 2016/17

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

Phone: 0262-58-3511| Website (Japanese)

Mountain Pass (valid for both Madarao Kogen Ski Resort & Tangram)

Type of ticket Adult、
Senior(over 55)、
Junior and senior high school students
Kids (under 12yo)
Mountain 1 Day Pass 5,000 yen 3,000 yen

ACCESS:

Train: Twenty minutes from Myokokogen Station on the JR Shinetsu Honsen line.

Bus: Six-eight shuttles per day from Nagano Station and eleven shuttles per day from Kurohime station (one stop before Myokokogen). Note: Winter schedule only

Car: Access Map available here

TOKYO SKI BUSES TO TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS

Between December and April Travex runs a ski bus service direct from Tokyo Station or Ikebukero to the following ski resort areas – Kurohime-Kogen, Myoko Kogen resorts and Tangram Ski Circus.

Ski Bus Club runs both night and day bus services between Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Ikebukero to TangramThey also run services from the same locations to the Madarao ski areas.

The cost for both services is also 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.

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MADARAO, TANGRAM & IIYAMA HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION MAP

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Madarao Pension - Tangram Ski Circus

Featured Property

Pension Four Seasons – You can enjoy the nearby ski slopes in winter or the cool of the summer highlands. The property is separated into two buildings with rooms or a log cabin available. The six rooms can sleep 2 to 4 people and breakfast is included. The independent log house has two bedrooms plus living area, kitchen and bathroom. Alight at JR Iiyama Station and take a bus to Madarao-kogen.

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