Lift and food prices are reasonable, plus there are discounts for seniors over 58 yrs old.Like many Japanese resorts, Madarao offers night skiing on weekends.Phone: 02 | Website Nearest station: Thirty minutes by bus, car or taxi from Iiyama Station. Check train directions to Nagano and Iiyama from Tokyo and Osaka here.

Two new courses were built at Madarao Kogen in 2009.

Specifically constructed more for advanced skiers and snowboarders, the ‘Air Wave’ and ‘Usagi’ (rabbit) courses are ungroomed courses.

Despite typical Japanese lift infrastructure geared to on-piste skiers accessing the lower slopes, you can still access most areas without too much traversing and upload reasonably efficiently.

From season 2016/17 there are English-language Madarao ski school lessons available.

Speaking to local news channel KUSA, she said: "It was tearing my ligament and my muscle at the same time. He was pushing like with his other knee on my back to try to keep my posture straight." Her mother, Kirsten Wakefield, then sent an email to the assistant principal of the school with the video, writing that her daughter had injured her leg as a result of the incident.

“I have attached a video of the forced splits she and her other team members were forced to do at cheerleading camp and practises; unless they had a doctor's note.

Adult fare is 1,400 yen and child over 5 is 700 yen (reservations are needed).

Nagaden also run services from Nagano to Nozawa Onsen via Iiyama. Costs per person on this service is also 1,400 yen one way.

Starting in December 2017 visitors will be able to utilise the Nagano Snow Shuttle service from Tokyo aiports or other certain local resort areas.