On the first day I had an enjoyable time. The quad is fast and there was no long queues.
Some of the courses were closed for club slalom practice but only about 2/5th of the courses so there was still plenty of places to slide. However on the third day over half or even close to three quartets of the runs were closed for slalom practice. Everyone
Just had three days after Christmas at this small but cosy resort. Even with 24 hours of heavy snowfall there were still a few bare patches on some of the runs, but should be great after the New Year.
Snow quality was good, they leave the powder at the very top of the mountain and, if it is snowing, on the runs through the trees. Definitely a good place for beginners and intermediates, as evidenced by the huge number of
A little resort tucked in below Shiga Kogen. In early winter you can still see the farm crops poking out through the snow on the first lift. Just a couple or three chairs, but the top one is steep and consistent, and fun in powder. This resort is home to the legendary slalom racer Toshihiro Kaiwa, although I hear he's totally sick of skiing these days and prefers golf. Still, you get to see some surprisingly good racers training here,