Sprawling throughout the stunningly beautiful Joshinetsu Kogen National Park is Shiga Kogen, Japan's largest ski resort.
How big is it? With 19 interlinked ski areas, it would take days to experience them all.
With a season lasting from late-November to Early-May it also offers some of the best snow conditions and scenic terrain to be found anywhere.
With a resort this size it goes without saying that there are runs for every ability level and skiing style. In 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games, Shiga boasts an extensive lift network that efficiently transports skiers between ski areas in search of that perfect run.