I don't know what I did to end up in Hokkaido but I'm one of the lucky people in the world. Being able to go to one of the best powder mountains, Niseko Hirafu, on a regular basis is just fantastic. Like everywhere it has it's sucky days, but average days are great and great days are just awesome.
If you get a chance to go, check out the Right side as you look at the mountain,there's couloirs, tree runs, hiking up to the summit and happy joy at the bottom in the Hanozona area. Have fun, seek out the thrills but don't forget to use your head and think about where you're going!