Tucked away up a winding road outside of Iiyama, Japan is Madarao Mountain Resort. Here you'll find the typical bottomless powder and perfectly spaced trees along with some funky Japanese culture however you'll also find empty runs and not much english. An example of this is the lift operators at Madarao: they are are not some seasonaire teenage transplants, instead they are rice farmers that travel up the mountain from their rice farms around the valley of Iiyama to dig out, maintain and operate the lifts.
Come see for yourself. madarao.jp