This place has enough lifts and runs to keep everyone happy.
Can get crowded but seems to be more crowded at Hachi Kogen around the snowpark. If you get here early, the half day pass 3,500yen from 7.30am-1pm on weekends is good value. There are some places to find good powder here but on this day the ski patrol had closed part of the mountain and were taking the lift passes off people going out of bounds so we stuck to the piste, mostly.
If you need to rent gear, try somewhere before the ski resort.
From 22 January, 2006
Snow condition on visit:
Blue skies in the morning after an overnight snowfall of about 30cm. Started to snow agaian by afternoon
Things I liked:
Many lifts, a variety of runs.
Things I didn't like:
Car park is 1800yen. Rental gear is a bit expensive. Not all of the mountain was open despite good snowfall