Snow was great peole are lovely. This year theres more aussies than japanese. Some of the bars are closing early thinga are going missing. It is getting very crowded and tracked out much earlier than last year.
It got warm for a few days and snow became heavy like skiing in oz and skiing on piste is dull
Niseko Hirafu is a powder snow factory. I guess this is the reason so many fellow Australians have made the pilgrimage to Hokkaido to discover how real powder feels. It is great value for money with the 3 main sections of Niseko providing plenty of variety. The off piste skiing is fantastic, with great rewards dealt to those who are willing to undertake a short walk. Its worth checking out the Miharashi Trees, Strawberry Fields, and Annupurri bowls for those