Having previously lived in California, I have only been skiing and boarding in Southern California, Tahoe and British Columbia. Thus, I jumped at the chance to board in Japan this year.
Naeba seems to be celebrating its 40th year in operation, as the old black and white photos in the Prince Hotel seem to attest. Indeed, the resort is inadvertedly linked to its operators, the Prince Hotel, whose back doors open to Naeba's slopes.
By American standards, the resort is medium-large, encompassing