The Itoigawa area encompasses the Charmant Hiuchi Ski Resort and the Seaside Valley Ski Resort.
The Charmant Hiuchi Ski Resort is geared towards more experienced skiers and, in our experience, the powder days here are more amazing than in both the Hakuba and Myoko areas. As there are few skiers here, even in the afternoon the powder snow conditions are ideal. In 2016, with about 20 people on week-days, the slopes are almost empty. Counting five to six meters of snowfall, the Charmant Hiuchi Ski Resort can definitely compete with the Myoko and Hakuba areas.
The Seaside Valley Ski Resort is a great destination for families with only a few powder runs. The view is spectacular and the slopes uncrowded on week days and Saturdays.