Tucked away alongside the Chikuma river on the border of Nagano and Niigata this resort is probably frequented only by locals and others who know the area well.
Staff gawked at me as if they had never seen a foreigner roll up for a night ski. Very quiet area with lift waiting time non existent. Runs are quite steep from the top and widen nicely nearing the lift area. Challenging for beginners, would suit intermediate boarders. Staff are friendly and