First time out for the season at Kagura yesterday.
The place wasn't very busy - certainly less busy than I thought it would be. Snow was nowhere near the best for that resort, but still not too bad. They need another dump or two to give Kagura it's usual great snow condition resort status.
Definitely a resort to go to if you haven't already
Good clean fun here, and although you wont be challenged too much, it still offers enough to keep you interested all day. The half-pipe is tiny, but great for beginning freestylers. The kickers totally suck though - build your own.
Going on weekdays though (weekends can get a little crowded) you might find some of the lifts out-of-operation
This place is very similar to Nakazato - in fact they are pretty much right next door to each other.
And so it has a very similar feel to it. Nice, cute runs with some moderately hairy tree runs, a small park with a single rail and booter, and the sweetest freestyle run I have drpped in to. This run is actualluy a tube-ride run. When the tube ride isnt operating, you can board it.
Essentially it has two, one at the front near the resort and a smaller, friendly park behind the main mountain. A couple of man-eatin booters in the main park and some user friendly one-makes in the back.
Back park will handle up to 3'S, but if 5s are your go, drop into the main park. The main booter'll kick you high enough for 5s and 7s, though 9s I