First trip of the winter and the whole group was very happy with everything, flight from Tokyo then just over an hour on the train, bus was waiting for us at the station and we were in our room inside 15 minutes.
Lifts operating 900-1600 first day it snowed heavy all day. Website said 40cm and we were given the option to refund at no cost, so glad we did not.
We saw maybe 20 people the first day, over 13 runs snow was well over 45cm in most places. managed to get stuck in wast deep powder more then a few times.
Sunday was sunny and iced up a little it was snowing again when we left Sunday night. Detailed pros
Great snow depth 60+ cm, varied runs, lots of off track, good access and support for English people.
Detailed cons, Cafe at the 1/2 point was not open , but there were toilets there, 3 lifts were not operating, and night skiing was cancelled (1600-1900) due to lack of snow on the area of the mountain with lights.
We will be heading back late Jan and will experience it all open and with lots more people.
From 11 December, 2009 To 13 December, 2009
Snow condition on visit:
Great snow quality and depth
Things I liked:
Good access, transport links, well run, great onsen + wavepool