I think its going to be absolutely nuts seeing how niseko will be like this season, especially during extremely high peak times. I will be there from 24th of December until 3rd of January. It might be the first time ever I won't have to rush out to get some nice pow. The waiting times at many restaurants will be down, and seicomart won't be so packed either. How are the ski schools going to fair? considering many foreigners may not be able to get in the country by season start.