You can ski 7 mountains on the ticket I had - but cant change during the day.
Happo One and Hakuba 47 were the best. Tsugake was a bit flat but good for beginners/intermediates. Efficient lift systems, great people, good restaurants and onsens. The village is spread out and the shuttle bus had stopped the day before I arrived so it was a bit difficult getting around after dark. Apparently the skiing compares favourably with Niseko but not the village
Went during a weekday and the runs were practically empty except for some school groups. I paid 8,500yen for a 2day mountain pass and 8,000yen for 2day snowboard hire. For the lift pass they use the electronic keycard system which requires a deposit.
For snowboarding the runs were good and included a bit of variety. But the closest slopes in this area are mainly catered for skiers and you have to walk to Kasadake to snowboard and the other snowboard runs