Hi - trying to pull off another ski trip this season with lots of constraints to work around (within-Japan travel restrictions at work, flights cancelled, etc.). I think I will need to fly in to Sendai or Niigata, and probably can't go until mid-march at the earliest. I have not skied Fukushima or Niigata which I would like to try - if skiable late March. Friend and I are not backcountry skiers, and spring time groomers are OK with side-country a bonus (but not expecting in spring). With this in mind, any suggestions on regions/resorts from mid-March on? A home base with under 2 hour drives to various resorts is ideal. If can't go until April, any options still snow worthy? I had great feedback for my January Iwate/Akita trip, so I'm hoping for the same again should things align for a spring ski trip.