Over the American Holiday weekend, we went over to Naqua Shirakami formally known as Ajigasawa. Great on Mountain ski in ski out Hotel and Resort. Apparently you are not allowed to ride in the trees with good reason for most of the Mountain is laid out in slow rolling hills. Although there is one lift that has just enough pitch where you can get some well spaced tree riding in. If you want to know where? Go find it your self, its right under you nose as most powder stashes are. Pretty mellow place to bring the family or a large group of people for all levels of riding. Good snow, good onsen "outdoor" and good times.
Ajigasawa "One powder lap" from Paul Vanderheiden on Vimeo.
Hotel view "sea of Japan"