Went to Niseko last week...for a week away from Misawa and some quality time riding with family and friends. Our house/condo was great and wow there are a lot of Aussies in Niseko. It did not feel like Japan with numerous amounts of gaijin cruising around town. Over all great trip and will go back to Hokkaido...but may skip Niseko... Here are some travel, shred and life pictures.
And I highly recommend the A-Bu-Cha Bakery as its the best I have had in Japan.