This is a small place nestled up some back roads. The missus chose this place on the recommendation of a friend. In truth, I found little to recommend for myself.
It is at the top of a one lane road through a village. We were held-up in a car-jam for about an hour as some witless idiots managed to leave home without chains or snow tyres. They all needed help at the same spot, which led me to wonder why the
Ibi Kogen has a great beginner slope. It is long, fairly wide and has a gentle gradient all the way. It is not one of those runs that are marked beginner then part way down turns into intermediate! A fun place to learn.
On the road back there is a lovely little outdoor onsen for only 400yen. Great for getting warmed up before heading home!