This year we took the kids to Japan for a 2 week holiday in early March and cannot recommend it highly enough! The best bit is that it didn’t cost us much more than it would if we went to Falls Creek for the same time! Yup, seems crazy, but we picked up some good flights, got some good accommodation in Tokyo and found the awesome Kuma Lodge in Madarao to be our home away from home on the slopes.
THE AWESOME MADARAO SKI RESORT – AMAZING SNOW, AUTHENTIC VILLAGE, EASY ACCESS FROM TOKYO
We looked at dozens of ski resorts and accommodation options in Japan before deciding on Madarao and Kuma Lodge in Northern Nagano. Yep, near where they held the Winter Olympics so you KNOW the snow is great! Situated just a couple hours bullet train ride from Tokyo, Madarao has amazing seasonal snow falls of over 10m – that’s 3-4 times the season average of any Australian resort! Even though March is pretty late in their season we still had 50cm of fresh powder snow in the week we were there and it was SO GOOD!