Ishiuchi Maruyama is a decent sized place just outside the border of Yuzawa town, about 5 minutes drive from Yuzawa IC and probably the same from Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC.
Was there for 5 hours today, snow was pretty good. Wasn't busy at all, but not empty either. As someone else mentioned in a recent review, there's a number of different 'bases'. It's one of those places where it's best to have an idea of the layout before you
While the kid was attending snowboard camp at Ishiuchi Maruyama, I took the opportunity to get in 4 days skiing at some places in the area I'd always wanted to visit, braving the drive up the Kan-Etsu -- which actually went surprisingly smoothly. After getting the kid checked in at the camp, I decided to spend the first day on snow at Ishiuchi Maruyama itself.
It had been snowing, and continued snowing lightly for much of that day, so skiing conditions