After taking a month off the snow for recovery I was itching to get back on my board. We started our trip on Friday night around 10pm. I decided to leave a bit earlier then planned because of the forecasted snow and the chance of the highway closing. Luckily my run up to Myoko was pretty easy and the highway was relatively clear most of the way. We took the Hokuriku highway along the Sea of Japan
Having been to Suginohara and Akakura several times, I was curious to check out the least hyped resort in Myoko Kogen.
As it turns out, Ikenotaira is a very decent, quiet alternative to the other two.
The main, central run is good quality with plenty of untouched fields of powder nearby. We had most fun, however, on the far left of the mountain where there were no crowds, no ropes and plenty of scope for in the