My friend invited me to go skiing with him and his sister. They had never been skiing before, and it was my first time to go in Japan so I was pretty excited. We had a package deal from Sannomiya Station, and we took the cable car up the mountain. I was a little worried because it was raining in Kobe, but as we went up in the cable car it turned to snow, and it ended up snowing throughout
I had a lot of fun skiing for one day. There wasn't quite enough snow for the whole resort, but then Japan as a whole has been lacking snow recently. Some of the courses were a little sparse on snow, but it was still ski-able, and you weren't skiing on dirt. Two or three lifts were closed, so you couldn't go all the way to the top of the mountain (unless you walked, which a surprising number of people did).