I love it. There are lots of tree runs and great powder lines if you dare to venture off of the groomed runs. Like all of Japan, there are lots of closed areas, and I was given the "soko wa cosu ja nai desu yo" a few times, but it was hard to resist.
The parks are dope, as this is the place for the 2005 Nippon Open. The super pipe was not finished/open yet, but there were lots of jibs,
Gala was at its best, which is still lacking, but good enough for early season greetings.
It was my 5th day this year, Tristan's 2nd and we had a balls-out time. Ishiuchi had lots of good snow, and there parks are coming along. There monster tables were up, but a little icy for our liking. Other features were built but not open because of all the recent snowfall. They were cutting the superpipe, which probably already open since that was