Here is a video montage from a trip I took to Japan for some spring skiing. I went around late April so some of the area hills had already closed for the season - I stuck to Happo-One and 47 (the conditions up top were fine but a little slushy (typical spring skiing). Next time I would go earlier in the winter. I stayed at the Hakuba Powder Lodge which I can recommend as well as the Indian restaurant in town with the Himalayan chef who had a nice take on chicken biryani. The 7-11 nearby was handy for beer runs - Japanese beer is sooo good!