The wife and I made a plan Thursday night to head up to Naeba. We reserved a rental room (weekends Y10000) because we have a 10 month old. I took the morning shift on the mountain, she had her first lesson in the afternoon.
The rental room had a shower, bed, tv...almost like a small cheap hotel room. (In the future we will just reserve a hotel). Just what we needed though, having a 10 month old w/us. No complaints with the room.
It was snowing upon arrival to the mountain. There was so much untouched snow...it was great to see. I really wish I had more time so that I could hit up Kagura.
I have no major complaints about Naeba. It wasn't too busy, the only long lines were at the Gondola, and that was maybe a 5 minute wait (this was in the AM).
There was much fresh snow up top. Again not crowded, so that was a plus. Here's a problem I have - there was alot of nice untouched powder that was roped off unecessarily. I ducked a few ropes, but nothing to extreme. Seemed like a waste of good snow to me, but hey, I'm just a boarder, not the staff, lol. They had music playing there as well, which seemed unecessary also.
While I don't use snow parks, it seemed like they had a decent one there. They were also having a big air comp that day, don't know how often that happens there but it was cool to see in person.
I would go back to Naeba. Not too far, great for beginner to advances levels.
From 05 March, 2011
Snow condition on visit:
Things I liked:
Short lines, not crowded
Things I didn't like:
Some good snow roped off, unecesssary music blaring