What a nice surprise. When we first arrived my first thoughts were this place was tiny....
Definitely more of a hill than a mountain. But what a fun one. It had been three days since fresh snow so we really came just to check the place out expecting the off-piste to be tracked out or sun affected. We splashed out a full 1600 Yen for a 3 hour pass (super cheap) and then set out to explore. At the top of
Pippu is a small resort just outside of Asahikawa. It doesn`t have many slopes but has one excellent slope for snowboarders called Strawberry course (or something like that). Being Hokkaido, the powder is great and there is plently of it.
The lift tickets are really reasonably priced and there is an excellent Onsen (and Rotenburo) situated next to the resort for relaxing after a hard days skiing.