Hi Forum people. Ive been to shiga once last year and am heading back next year. We bumped into very few aussies. We where there in December so snow was fairly thin for japan at the time, this trip will be later. But has anyone been there? i couldn't ski to much off piste as the bamboo was shooting through. Whats the edict of skiing off piste in shiga? I dident make it last time but i hear the highest point among the snow monsters in japan is quite the site to see. Planning on doing this this time for sure. Been skiing nozowa twice and they seem to be a little more relaxed with the skiing in the trees thing compared to what a was told before we got there. But not to sure about Shiga. Considering the local aussie "guide" was skiing his clients under chairs all day and in areas that the japanes call closed i really question the value of him being a guide in a resort. Thanks for any info on the area. Massive resort BTW 600 hectares big on Japaneses standards.