Thanks to another year of SJ giveaways, my buddy 'Neck' and I won lift tickets to Yakebitayama, one of the bigger and more popular resorts in the Shiga Kogen area.
Now, I go up to Shiga Kogen fairly often each season, but never to Yakebitai. Mainly due to the fact I can count on awesome off-piste terrain at other areas, and it's such a mission to drive up there sometimes I'd rather have a guaranteed good day than search out
Courtesy of a SnowJapan ticket giveaway (thankyou very much SJ) it's been a while since Grandeco has been reviewed, so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.
A mate and I ventured there on a Tuesday early in February and coming off the back end of a three day dump, we were rewarded with excellent snow conditions. Being of a slightly higher elevation to the other resorts in the Bandai area (with the exception of Minowa) the snow