Looks like the first review was actually of a backcountry spot. Since this resorts only 40 min. away from me, I thought I'd put up a review. The actual resort has several free parking lots and no rope tows. Your lift pass actually gets you up three connected mountains. The middle mountain, Gokurakuzaka, has some good tree skiing off the main lift, and it's mostly untouched by the local skiiers. You can either hike up (15 min) off the top lift
This ski hill is located on the Murodo Plain in the Tateyama area.
To get to it you have to either come from Nagano or Toyama Prefectures. It is expensive coming from either side although much cheaper from Toyama. Just over 4000 yen round trip. Private vehicles are not permitted. The lift serviced vertical is about 100 metres and is serviced by a difficult rope tow. Painful for skiers and difficult for snowboarders.