Back up to the top and off the Skyline link chair is the Skyline run a real spectacle; the course runs down a ridge all the way from top to bottom a thigh burning 6 kms in length. Not for beginners it can be pretty narrow in places and busy on the weekends but weekdays it is the fastest way down the mountain. There are a few flat spots so need to tuck to get along but it is an exhilarating run, good one for the lunch break or end of the day.
Towards the bottom go left for beginners, right for advanced. To the left there are a few exits heading to Karasawa Slope. To the right there are three steeper advanced runs that don’t get groomed so on a powder day can be magnificent. The first one Grand Prix is another I love, the powder and pitch can be perfect and shoot out next to a creek on Nagasaka Slope. The next is Jumping then if go straight have Hachiman down to the Shrine on the left and Mukobayashi to the right next to the Ski Jumps. Which leads back to Lodge Nagano and Nozawa Cottage.