Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
Tsugaike Kogen is located towards the north end of the Hakuba Valley. It is often called the perfect beginner hill, but it also has some amazing side-country for those looking to shred some Japow.
The resort has the widest mellowest beginner runs at the base making it a great place for those looking to learn. Evergreen International Ski School does offer ski lessons in English at Tsugaike with an office at the base of the gondola. There is a wide range of intermediate runs past the gondola mid-point and also offer a great terrain park.
For anyone looking for trees and powder, the TsugaPow DBD (Double Black Diamond) area offers some of the best lift accessible powder runs in the valley. A safety course is required and make sure you are comfortable skiing in uncontrolled areas and you will be required to wear your DBD pass so that ski patrol know you have done the safety course.