I did a repeat of my day trip here in Feb 2014, stopping off en route from Otaru to Sapporo, and catching the first and therefore busy 09:10 shuttle bus from outside Mister Donuts at Teine station. However, unlike last year, this time I scored some decent conditions with colder temperatures and fresh snow. I headed back up to the Natural Course at the top of the resort and saw that the gate to what I presume were the back bowls was open but riding alone and having never been in there before, I decided to resist temptation and play in and around the Natural Course instead. No regrets as, like last year, I had lots of fun in the trees there, then when that got tracked out I went over to the trees on the other side of the groomer, where there was far less traffic. The sun did its best to come through all day and when it did, there were some stunning views. All in all, I had a great day at Teine, as reflected by the increased scores over last season's review though, like last year, I did stay in only one area so can't comment too much upon other parts of the resort and the facilities there.
From 04 February, 2015 To 04 February, 2015
Snow condition on visit:
Good, with about 10-20cm of fresh off-piste.
Things I liked:
The tree runs in and around the Natural Course; easy transportation links.