Had a great day today (Sunday) at Kokusai. We got an all day pass and return bus ticket from Sapporo for 4600 yen each which isn't bad. It was a little crowded but there are quite a few runs and they are reasonably wide so it didn't matter too much (although it was pretty crowded at the lodge).
There was lots of powder on the sides of all of the runs and even a few cms on the groomed runs.
Just got back a few hours ago from a great day snowboarding at Teine Highlands.
There was lots of powder, especially off-piste. They have a few new off-piste 'Nature Zones' that are great for boarding. It's cool that they actually recommend these new zones even though they have them roped off with signs in English and Japanese saying that it's at your own risk and that if you have an accident and have to be rescued then you will have to