Welcome to First Tracks Madarao. We can't wait for you to come and stay at our cozy and comfortable lodge. We have 10 rooms that have floor heating and warm wooden walls, with snug beds. We have 3 double ensuite rooms, 7 double/twin rooms with shared bathrooms and a separate apartment. Two of the double ensuite rooms have adjoining doors to the neighbouring doubles to make a lovely family room for up to 5 guests. The border of Nagano and Niigata prefectures, 2 areas renowned for pristine nature, excellent food and produce, gorgeous onsen and world class ski resorts, runs right down the middle of Madarao. One of the best things about the resort is its size, it's small enough to allow you to walk everywhere with ease. We can pick you up and drop you back to the Iiyama train station (1,5 hours shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo) and drop you at the ski lifts each day. Alternatively you can stroll the 600 meters to and from the lifts and enjoy the cafes, pubs and restaurants on the way.
This year we have international staff from Argentina and Japan who aim to make your holiday the best it can be, with friendly and helpful service to fully support your needs. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with, because that's what we are here for. Each stay in the lodge, comes with a complimentary breakfast. Then we'll drive you up to the lifts to enjoy your day. After a great day on the slopes, you can take a local hot spring, or you can visit the Madarao Kogen or Monaile Hotel hot springs, where you can soak away the aches and pains and unwind. You can also enjoy the bath at our lodge too.
The lodge has free wifi, a kids hang out room with cushions, toys, and a wall screen, another lounge with apple tv, net flicks and a wall screen, a drying room, washing machine and dryer and 2 Japanese style baths. There is a great sled run right outside, with a perfect area for snow men and cave building for the kids of all ages (you need to watch them though) and inside you can hang out in the Cozy Cafe and Yeti Bar. We offer good coffee, tea and yummy baked goods, a selection of international wines, local sake which highlight the proud history and farming heritage of the Shinetsu area and a delicious choice of local and international beer. Our Argentine bartenders, Benja and Paula, have a tantalizing selection of delicious tapas and cocktails for the adults, and snacks, mock tails and hot chocolate for the kids. Water - delicious, fresh and cold from the mountain, is available anytime.
So what are you waiting for? Come and stay!
Spa & GymIndoor Jacuzzi
OutsidePrivate Garden, Shared Playground