Shiga Kogen is paradise for intermediate to advanced riders who love long, cruisy groomers. There are a number of mogul runs and tree runs too, but powder hounds will be disappointed as off-piste riding is predominantly banned. Regardless, there are still some deep powder bowls to be explored under the Yakebitayama gondolas.
Ichinose is the main area of Shiga Kogen and caters well to families and beginners with wide groomed runs. Higashitayama area is good for intermediate riders to gain some speed on the runs that go for over 2km. Yakebitayama is one of the biggest areas and caters to more advanced riders with steep runs, powder bowls, moguls and a terrain park. Okushigakogen is for skiers only.
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