Catches a lot of the foul weather around Bandai so if you don't mind skiing or riding in white out conditions, you're laughin'. One of the best things about this hill: limited access keeps the big crowds out, even on the weekends.
Not big but has a few steeps here and there...relaxed atmosphere...good place if you hate crowds, don't mind a medium-sized hill, and have a ride that suits the road leading up to the base of the hill.
Well, what ski area on Honshu wasn't having snow problems around the new year?
Still, that aside, the lack of snow making machines really surprised me. For the price, Gran Deco is not bad. Even for such a busy time as Jan. 2, there were only three people at the ticket counter, and the line snaked its way out the door all the way to the parking lot tunnel.
The lifts were somewhat convenient at the base, but better on the