Last season I spent a week in Tokamachi city meeting some friends, and during that time a day at this fairly small ski-jo. It was a weekend but still not really busy and there was no waiting for lifts - not more than a minute any way. There had been a lot of snow the week before we went and a bit the day before, so conditions were excellent. Not much to say about this place other than it's definitely decent for at
I went to Matsudai Family on a Monday recently, which was a national holiday in Japan.
This place is very close to the Matsudai Rail Station on the Hokuhoku line, one stop away from Tokamachi. If you have no care, a cab ride is about 700 yen from the rail station. For a ski resort it seemed relatively uncrowded. Being a relative beginner, I found their beginner course fun and interesting This is a small place with only two lifts.