An exciting opportunity for travelers and a definite change of pace if the slopes are starting to bore you, Madarao offers a great snowmobile ride and training for all ages and all experience levels, with a range of different ride options for different thrill seeking levels. The field is open from December through to March and from 1pm until 4pm during weekdays and 10am until 4pm weekends.
The licensing course takes you around on a simple track and teaches you the basics of operation, and once you’ve completed your training, you’re set to tour the large and expansive forest. It’s only open to those 16 years or older and you need at least a 95% score to pass and obtain your license.
The tour runs from between 45 minutes to 90 minutes and you’re accompanies by a guide to ensure you’re nice and safe, and is only available to adults, costing roughly 4,500 yen for the short course and 6,500 yen for the long course, with the license training costing around 4,500 yen.
If you’d prefer to just have a play around or let the children have some fun with the mobiles, a license isn’t necessary and kids can use the mobiles on a 200 meter course under supervision for just around 1,000 yen. The longer they ride, the more it’ll cost. For adults, a short ride will cost between 1,500 yen and 2,500 yen.