Hi everyone after two awesome skiing trips in Japan in December and March I’m HOOKED... I’ve bought the epic pass and really hope that we can still have a season here in Australia and I will keep it and use it for Japan. Don’t laugh at me but I hope I can fit in both Hakuba and Rusutsu in one trip. I’m only going to be in Rusutsu because I’ve seen Furano, Kiroro, Sapporo Teine and spent a total of 14 days in Niseko in this season already. I’d love to see some other resorts in Nagano area this time including Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Myoko and the other areas. I have about 4 weeks starting from Christmas holiday. Have any of you done Rusutsu and HAKUBA in one trip? Any suggestions and feedback is welcome.. I’m open to any ideas. These are the things I really like from my last trip: - I had good skiing lessons in Niseko and I really enjoyed English group lessons for most of the days with some English private lessons as well. - I loved that I could stay somewhere cheap but still so close to the night skiing area so I could just keep practice at night when the snow is hard and icy. I know this might not be achievable in Nagano because most of resorts don’t have skiing in skiing out budget accommodation and the night skiing is not included in the day ticket. - I prefer the village vibe where I can walk to seicomart and buy food/small things over do everything in a hotel type of accommodation. - I love using onsen after skiing. I was going to a public onsen nearly every night when was in Niseko. I’m from Melbourne if that changes anything in terms of Airlines? Thank you! And I hope everyone stay well and safe..