For beginners you can't wrong here. I am not a beginner but it is closest to where I stay so for my first outing of the season a good warm up. Not many people there at 8:30 when some lifts start. Huge number of beginners in mid morning. At 12:00 exactly the sheep mentality kicks in and 80% of people try to have lunch. If you eat at 11 or 1 there will be lots of space and room to
I had a great time at Shirakaba with a group of students and their "circle" of skiers and snowboarders. At the time, I had very little experience skiing, so the short length of the gentle slopes was a very nice practice ground for me to go slow, fall and learn how to ski.
For those of us in western Kanto(I'm in Yamanashi), the Shirakaba area is an easy day trip. We met at Kofu-Showa I.C. at 6am, and by 8:30am, we
This was the first time I've ever done snowboarding, and 2-in-1 is a good place to start.
The 'baby' slope is very forgiving, and the intermediate slopes are great because one run leads into another. You can go up one lift, go down different slopes to other lifts and have a great time going along lots of different pistes that flow from eachother, but maybe that's what a good resort should be and I don't know, 'cos it's the only