Checked out Grandee Hatoriko over the weekend of Jan. 9-10 with the kid, staying overnight at their affiliated hotel/golf club near the Shirakawa IC. Had low expectations, to be honest, but ended up having a great weekend. This was in no small part due to the hotel turning out to be much more luxurious than expected: marble-tiled bathrooms, catered French dinner, and much higher levels of service than were expected for the ski-package price.
Have a season pass and have been a few times this season. The best thing about this place (apart from being the closest for me) is the cheap season pass. 25000 yen and includes parking. Not bad for a medium sized resort. I think the fact that most places in Fukushima prefecture charge 1000 yen for parking is ridiculous. Space isn't a problem and it doesn't require much maintenance.
Hatoriko doesn't get a much snow as Aizu way and they have
Hatoriko is an ok resort if you only have one day up your sleeve and are only a beginner to intermediate level. The mountain has some quiet long runs around 3.5kms, but unfortunately it's quiet flat, so there is not much of a challenge.
After big dumps this place really does suck as there isn't enough gradient to really get you going. The snow park lacks any imagination - it's impossible to access the rails, as they are put off