The powder at niseko is incredible but especially the untouched village of Annupuri.
It is next to Niseko village (Higashiyama) and it is brilliant. Make sure you get some fat skis since there is so much snow. Annupuri has great back bwols but don't touch them as an amateur or you might find yourself struggling to get through it.
If you like piste though Annupuri is not the place for you, they are quite short and a bit boring, if you
Being a novice skier and my son an expert snowboarder it is often hard to find resorts that cater to both of us but Annupuri did just that. We stayed at a wonderful small lodge - Annupuri Youth Hostel. The hostel is just a short walk to the gondola station.
Access between the major resorts in Niseko is slick, you can either ski or ride a bus. We could not have asked for a
First trip of the winter and the whole group was very happy with everything, flight from Tokyo then just over an hour on the train, bus was waiting for us at the station and we were in our room inside 15 minutes.
Lifts operating 900-1600 first day it snowed heavy all day. Website said 40cm and we were given the option to refund at no cost, so glad we did not.