Ski Tangram

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.

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.

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


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