Looking for some tips for our next Japan trip. We have been a couple of times (see below) and our next trip looking at spending 1-2 weeks in the one location in Hokkaido. Have 2 kids (youngest will be 4) so needs to have some kind of childcare/ski school attached. Prefer to stay in the one location and moving is hard! At the moment looking at Furano or Rutsusu. Will be travelling with a group with a number of kids tagging along so accommodation wise looking for a large house or smaller lodge. Really like Refre Hotel in Myoko Kogen, as kids can be in earshot while we still can hang out as adults in the evening in a common room. Also, the in house onsen was great. We love the onsens so one in house is a big tick! Being ski in and ski out (or close to) is important, as not much fun lugging around gear and children in the cold! Open to any specific accommodation options that people have experienced in these locations. Also open to any other resorts you would recommend that can cater for all abilities. Have picked Furano and Rutsusu as they offer a bit more advanced runs for the keener skiers of the group. We love the traditional side of Japan with the small restaurants/onsens and the like but appreciate we may have to sacrifice this. Our previous experiences which can hopefully assist someone in a similar boat: - Myoko Kogen: Resort was quite tame. Had to travel to some others like Seki after a dump to have a good day (highly recommend). The best part was the accommodation at Refre. Suited our group perfectly with a variety of rooms, common area close by, nice onsite onsen, good breakfast. Best accommodation we have stayed at for our purposes, just a shame about the hill! - Nozawa Onsen: Loved the traditional town and the street corner onsens. We stayed in a 4/5 bedroom house which was great for our group with young children. Mountain was only ok. We had conditions from blue bird, to rain, to dumping snow. Tip for dumping day is to ski the racecourse as most head to the top of the mountain leaving this area untouched. Also the rum shots in the coffee at the bottom of the mountain were tops. Would go back here. - Rutsusu: Was the best skiing we experienced. Good for advanced and intermediates. If it's windy seems to be more protected than Niseko which when I went was shut down rather quickly. The hotel is funky and modern (not much tradition here!) however lacked a common area for a group to hang out in (may have changed) for a couple of drinks at night. Also being hotel rooms means they can be scattered over a large area, so not suitable for us with young kids but would be fine for older kids. Had a look at the hotel's log cabins which have a number of rooms with common area however they are poison expensive. Not much other suitable accommodation in a ski in/out position. By the look of things, the whole place has shot up in price since we were there 5-6 years ago. - Niseko: Been twice now. If you like the developed side of things then this is a good place. Been roughly 7+ years since I last went so no doubt has changed even more. Not much tradition here and at the time I only found the skiing ok. A plus is the availability of gear and people who can fix things like ski boots. Worth visiting once as a family, but for now unless someone can talk me into it I don't see a reason to go back. Hopefully, you find some of my tips useful, and if anyone else has some good ideas for our family in the future please let me know. Happy to accept private messages if you want to keep it a secret.