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Parking at Onpoint Madarao

Everything you need to know.





Snow tires & Snow chains.


If you will be driving by car to Madarao and the surrounding areas during the winter ski season we highly recommend a vehicle with 4WD and studless snow tires for best-performance driving in the constantly changing winter conditions.

Alternatively, a vehicle with 4WD and metal snow chains is advisable. Rubber snow chains have poor performance and traction on the roads, and can become difficult to travel even short distances.

At the very least metal snow chains are a necessity for traveling around Madarao and the local areas from mid-December to the end of the season.

**Please note**

If you do not have access to a vehicle with 4WD or AWD and snow tires, during the peak of the season from December 25th - Mid-February, we strongly recommend traveling by shinkansen or bus. 2WD and snow chains are not recommended and we have experienced many vehicles getting stuck driving on these mountainous roads. 

Please try to avoid arriving late at night as road conditions can be extremely hazardous and black ice will begin to form on the roads after sunset. 

If you have limited experience driving in heavy winter conditions we ask that you try to arrive before sunset for more manageable road conditions.

Please, reserve your parking spot at Onpoint Madarao.


Parking at Onpoint Madarao.


During the winter season, we have 5 parking spaces for our guests. If you will be traveling by car to Onpoint Madarao please check with us beforehand to see if we have parking availability. You will be required to reserve a parking space and will not be able to park your car unattended on the roads. Obstruction of snow clearing of the main roads is dangerous and not permitted. 

If parking spaces are unavailable there are designated parking spots around the local area. 

  • Please park your car as shown in the image above (white cars). 

  • Park at least 1 meter away from the house walls to allow for snow clearing. 

  • Park 1 meter away from the next car beside you for snow-clearing access. 

  • Do not park in any of the areas with a 'No Parking' Sign. These areas are for staff parking and dangerous heavy snowfall areas. 

  • We do ask that any guest traveling by private vehicle make their own way to the ski resort to ensure that we can properly and safely access all areas of our hotel and car parking spaces so that we can clear snow correctly and efficiently. We would really appreciate our guest's cooperation. 

  • If you are walking around the side of the house please be mindful of the danger zones.

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