We are planning on skiing in Japan for a week and I think I have narrowed it down to the Myoko Kogen area for the different resorts that are available. An alternate might be Hakuba. If you are familiar with Myoko Kogen please tell me your opinion on Myoko Kogen as far as travelling around/shuttle/bus transportation. It does not seem like there is a great bus/shuttle system in the area so I was thinking of renting a car in Nagano and then staying in Myoko Kogen so that I have the ability to try different resorts and get around easier with my wife and 11 year old son. What are your thoughts on that, please?
Any other info on the area would be appreciated. Tips on accommodations, best slopes/ski areas, areas to see? We are reasonably good skiers and our son is better than either of us and he can ski anything around us in the Lake Tahoe CA area where we live. My wife is a good intermediate.
I did read Anthony17's info on the post at http://www.epicski.com/t/100698/skiing-japan. Great info and inspiring. Part of the reason I am interested in skiing this area.