Pension Ringojam

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano

Pension Ringo Jam has been introduced on Japanese TV and magazines for its hospitality, original
cooking and unique facilities.

There are 14 rooms that include single, twin & triple occupancies. There are three communal
bathrooms that also have a man-made onsen that will help you relax after a long day skiing and

The pension is famous for the original apple jam that the owner chef has been making over 26 years.
The optional dinner is a mix of Japanese and Western. Please try our creative dishes.

The owner is looking forward to the cultural exchange with you. He might be able to take you out to
other snow resorts or sightseeing spots such as the Snow Monkey Park. (Subject to availability)

  • WiFi
  • non-smoking
  • free pick up & drop off at bus stop
  • English speaking staff
  • lounge
  • drying room
  • restaurant
  • equipment rental
  • communal bathroom
  • ski / snowboard lesson
  • discounted lift pass
  • check in 12:00 / check out 12:00

Western Room accommodating up to 5 guests

Loft, television, WiFi, & optional bathroom


Rates from 6,500 yen per person per night including breakfast

1st December - 29th December6,500 yen per person per night
30th December 7,000 yen per person per night
31st December - 1st January8,000 yen per person per night
2nd January - 3rd January7,000 yen per person per night
4th January - 31st March6,500 yen per person per night
Extra charges & discounts 
Child (6-12)30 % discount off per person per night rate
Child (1-5)50 % discount off per person per night rate
Dinner2,000 yen per person per night
Weekend & holiday surcharge500 yen per person per night
Single stay surcharge1,0000 yen per person
Heating surcharge500 yen per room per night


  • closest chailift - No.1 Lift - 450 m
  • train station - Iiyama - 11 km
  • bus stop - Madarao Kogen Hotel - 400m
  • restaurant - 200 m
  • supermarket - 12 km
  • childcare - 450 m
  • ski school / rental shop - 450 m
Late December 2013, Ben and I absolutely loved Pension Ringojam.

Osamu & Eiko Otaka were wonderful hosts and Pension Ringojam had a very homely feel.

We plan to go back as soon as we can and if possible we will stay at Pension Ringojam again. 

Highlights were a traditional Nabe dinner and spending time practising our Japanese with the other guests.

Madarao Ski Resort was definitely one of our favourites - probably up with Cortina (or better), but we were a little early for the best snow. Osamu recommended mid Jan-mid Feb. It was still a great mountain and the midnight skiing on New Year's Eve was pretty special. 

Really good challenging runs and great tree skiing opportunities.

Leith Macintosh


Mountain Statistics

Height 1300 m   % Snowboarders 55
Max snow last year 270 cm   % Skiers 45
No. of runs 37   % Beginner runs 30
No. of chairlifts 22   % Intermediate runs 40
Snow park yes   % Advanced runs 30
Childcare yes      
Resorts close by Tangram Ski Circus, Nozawa Onsen
Closest train station Iiyama
Closest bus staion Madarao Kogen Hotel
Closest town Iiyama
Closest major city Nagano-city - one hour by car
Closest international airport Niigata Airport, Toyama Airport
Official resort web site
Other links
Madarao Kogen Resort is only 2 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen then 1 hour bus
ride from Nagano




Non-Groomed Tree Runs



Kids Park



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