The beautiful, chalet-like La Foret Shanpia offers ski-to-door access from Madarao Kogen Ski Resort, a 3-minute walk away. It features a garden, a terrace and free Wi-Fi, while offering a hot public bath, a 24-hour convenience shop and ski gear rentals. Rooms have a wooden floor, a seating area with a sofa and an LCD TV. A fridge and an en suite toilet are provided, while bathing facilities are shared. Towels are not in the room, but they are available at the reception. Hotel Shanpia La Foret offers ski passes and luggage storage at a charge. Pets are welcome at a fee, and facilities include a souvenir shop, ski storage and free parking. The La Foret offers a daily breakfast buffet with Western dishes, and a Western course menu for dinner. La Foret Shanpia is a 30 minute drive from Nojiri Lake, and JR Iiyama Train Station is a 30-minute bus ride.