SKI SCHOOL & TOURS
Onpoint Madarao, is located within a stone's throw of fantastic snowshoe trails.
Here is everything you need to know.
Exploring the outdoors.
Located perfectly on the quieter side of town, Onpoint Madarao is conveniently placed in its own private woodland. The woodland offers endless fun for snowshoe exploration and offers tracks that join onto the main green-season trails.
The pillowy landscapes and the almost surreal silence drop you in an almost alien world creating hours of fun for the whole family to explore.
If snowboarding and skiing are not on your to-do list then snowshoe hiking definitely will be. Take advantage of our rental snowshoes for just ¥500 (per person) and go for an unforgettable stroll through the breathtaking woods, by following the marked trails to lake Nozomiko or Numanohara shitsugen marshland.
If venturing out by yourselves seems too adventurous then let us know and we can arrange a guided tour for your group.
*Guided Tour for 2hrs is ¥2,500 (per person).
**Maximum of 8 people per tour.
Conveniently located just a 20-minutes walk from Onpoint Madarao, the breathtaking Lake Nozomiko lies waiting for you. Follow the trails around the lake at your own leisure and connect to the expansive Numanohara marsh.
Madarao has an abundance of mountain hiking trails and hiking them in the winter is one of our favorite things to do here at Onpoint Maadarao, especially the daily hike down to lake Nozomiko and Numanohara marsh. The hike can take anywhere from 20- 30 minutes depending on your speed and pace. Following the marked trees will take you through the meandering forest trails and bring you out at the lakeside edge.
In the heart of the winter from mid-January to the end of February, the lake will be invisible to the naked eye and look more like any other snow-covered grassland. But don't be fooled it is definitely there.
On a good season and the right temperature, the lake is easily crossable and you will most probably see footprints that you will be able to follow. But if you are not up to the task and would like a guide, it can most definitely be arranged for you in advance from our hotel.
The trails around the lake are approximately 2.5km and will take 120-minutes on foot. Connecting trails lead to the marshlands where you can spend much longer exploring the landscapes.
This area boasts incredible natural beauty so take your time to absorb the natural surroundings and fill your lungs with the fresh reviving air. Lake Nozomiko is a perfect place for some fantastic photo opportunities so don't forget your camera.
If you would like to use our snowshoes then we recommend bringing a pair of waterproof boots or hiking shoes. Trainers and regular leather shoes are not advised as your feet will take in water very early on and will most probably become very uncomfortable.
If you require any other information about the area or require a snowshoe hiking guide please contact us at our contact email address.