Our first trip to Madarao, although we have been to many Japanese ski resorts. We enjoyed our 5 night stay at Mon Ale. Rooms are big by Japanese standards, clean and tidy and ours had a nice view. It has a nice indoor onsen.
Breakfast had plenty of options. In can get busy and full on the weekends, so get there early or go a bit later.
You can ski out from the hotel. Turn right out the front door and you are on the slope. You can then ski down to the ticket office in the Hedia building to get your lift tickets. Ski in is a bit flat and then a short up hill walk. Can be done, or you can take the shuttle from the main hotel back to Mon Ale.
The shuttle bus will get you to the main hotel in a few minutes and then you can take a short walk to a number of restaurants / bars. Some may find the 9.30pm stopping time of the shuttle a bit early - although for us was fine.
Mon Ale was also good value compared to other places in Japan we have stayed at.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking