The best place I've been to in Japan, although I haven't been to too many. Look forward to going again soon. I'm working on my skills so that next time I can try out some of that legendary off trail stuff.
Got there at 11am & bought a 6 hour pass. It was cloudy but when it's clear there must be a great view of Biwako Lake. Because the lifts are open till 6pm we got to see a great sunset. The runs aren't as good as Hachi Kita, but for a short day trip you can't beat it.
Many lift ticket options is nice - I just didn't like having to pay 1,900yen for the gondola to get