From the top of the gondola station (top of the Higashitateyama mountain) you will have breathtaking view of Japan alps so don't forget bringing a camera. This is the starting point of the Olympic womens'GS. It is fairly steep and long.
If you are intermeadiate skier you will find this course is quite challenging and you will love it.
You can also descend to Terakoya, Takamagahara and Ichinose areaa from the Godola station
Shiga Kogen Higashitateyma review (submitted before 2003)
There is a great run under the gondola which was a lot of fun in the morning with fresh snow. It's a long run for Shiga. The groomers are pretty good too. From the top of the gondola you have access to the Ichinose area as well