New Powder Line tree course at Madarao Kogen

New Madarao Kogen tree run

For those venturing to Madarao Kogen Ski Resort (a.k.a. Madarao Mountain Resort) next season there will be a new tree run in place. At the time of writing we believe the name for it will be ‘Powder Line’

New Madarao Kogen tree run

Here’s a pic of the recent tree thinning that’s been going on, thanks to the Madarao Mountain Resort facebook page.

New Powder Line tree run at Madarao Kogen Ski Resort

New Powder Line tree run at Madarao Kogen Ski Resort

They’ve also put out a video. Unfortunately it’s not terribly clear though.

This video has a run through of the area during last winter. Watch for the trees marked with red – they are the ones that are disappearing over summer.


Madarao Kogen Ski Resort (斑尾高原スキー場 or a.k.a. Madarao Mountain Resort) is a unique bowl shape resort with 22 separate courses best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders, but there is some terrain for beginners and some fairly steep runs for advanced skiers and snowboarders. – See more at: http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/

A screenshot of the location

New Powder Line tree course at Madarao Kogen



Madarao Kogen Ski Resort, officially known now as Madarao Mountain Resort is a ski resort on the border of Myoko (Niigata) and Nagano. It is is a unique bowl shape resort with 22 separate courses best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders, but there is some terrain for beginners and some fairly steep runs for advanced skiers and snowboarders. For more information on Madarao Kogen Ski Resort and other resorts in the area get all the inside running at Ski the Heart of Japan. Find general Madaro tourism info here and a wide variety of Madarao accommodation here.

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