Shimokura is a local gem of the Hachimantai powder belt. This protected east-facing bowl gets positively dumped with high quality super light snow. This small resort consists of just three lifts, but the tree skiing and backcountry options will have you playing on the mountain all day. A lift ticket here can also be used at the beginner friendly Panorama resort which is connected by a 10-minute shuttle ride and does offer night skiing.
Side country/Tree skiing: Marked and unmarked routes available
Backcountry: Unmarked advanced backcountry availableBUY NOW
Indy Pass access: Unrestricted