I will start by saying that the snow was actually quite good on piste, and the slushy spring like conditions was a welcome change from the glass like icy conditions I faced when I was in Canada.
That being said obviously the mountain is small compared to what im used to and not very steep. A good skier or boarder would easily get bored spending an entire day there, but this is Western Japan so what do you expect.\r\n\r\nThe layout mountains lifts must have been designed by somone who has never been skiing before!
There are 2 main upper mountain areas that have 4 and 3 lifts servicing them. The first of which the smaller of the two areas has 4 lifts servicing an area the size of 2 football fields, and yet you stil have to walk to get to the next area, Yada (why) is my only coment on that. The second area was much better set out, one lift from top to bottom plus one for the park at the bottom of the hil and another from mid way up to 3/4.
This area was by far the better of the two aswell however the terrain was very basic and there was very little off piste to be had.
So if you are a begginer or living in this area its not a bad way to spend an afternoon, however if you are an experienced rider dont go out of your way just to ride Daisen.
From 20 January, 2010
Snow condition on visit:
Soft and slightly melted, nice spring conditions, sticky off piste