Niseko is where I looked. 20ft of powder a season will do me. And what's wrong with Aussies? They can be a bit loud at times, but certainly not worse than the southern englandshire toff twats I see in the French Alps year in year out.
Will get this done at some point.
Agree about the southern englandshire toff twats - in fact they are much worse.
The problem with the aussie invasion in Japan is that their arrival tends to push up the prices in the "favoured" resorts, and as far as Niseko is concerned, although there are a lot of lifts, they are mostly rather antique and very low capacity, so queues can be a bit of a problem (note most Jap resort hills are practically deserted Mon - fri). Their behaviour can also generally be of the lager lout/boorish variety big time, and that is a definite no-no with the locals, and the local perception of all european types can be influenced by that. Japan is a very polite society !
However, if you can seperate yourself from the aussies, the reception from the locals can be absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere of mountainous rural Japan is completely different to the mania that is Tokyo, people are great, and the food is fantastic.