It's literally on the edge of town and offers great views back over the city and ocean. It has some decent pitch too. Probably some of the steeper "courses" I've seen in Hokkiado.
But alas not that long with only around 450m vertical. In fact I think true "beginners" would struggle on the green run accessed by the rope way - but the area at the top accessed by chair is a perfect pitch but might get a bit
A smallish resort - this time just outside of Otaru (10 minutes).
There was fresh snow on the day we visited, and not the greatest weather. Good thing is we seemed to be a bit out of the wind. Being low and close to the ocean the powder wasn't as fluffy as other places but still good. Looked like they get plenty of it still.
It's got 4 lifts - although it takes 3 to get to the top.
I was expecting to have a deep powder experience during my first ski trip to Hokkaido, but little snow fell during my 4 day visit. It's kind of ironic that Kanto got walloped while I was up north. Nevertheless, the snow was good and the weather mostly clear.
The scenery was great. Ezo Fuji is a gorgeous volcano and the plume of steam rising from Showa Unzen was clearly visible, as was the Sea of Japan.