Hi all, I've already got a 3 week Japan holiday organised with my family, and work are now giving (/forcing) me a further 3 weeks of leave. On the original trip we're visiting Nozawa, Rusutsu and Furano. Planning to ski nearly entirely inbounds with one/two days of touring from Furano or maybe a day trip to Asahidake. For the extra 3 weeks I'd like to stay in one resort and focus on touring. Some guidance on my current thinking: - I'll be on my own, so will need to meet people to tour with. I'll stay in a hostel and I'm a sociable guy so it should be fine, but I think this rules out some of the more remote locations like Asahidake - I'm kind of lazy, and will only want to do proper backcountry every second day. Sidecountry and good inbounds tree skiing is important. - I won't have a car, so day trips are less preferred - Hokkaido only - Nightlife not particularly important, but I like eating out and don't want to be stuck in a sterile hotel. Prefer traditional lodgings over glam/ugly resorts About me: Seasons in Revelstoke and Fernie in BC Canada Ski alright, love powder and jumping off small things (3-5m) Current options Niseko - Easy to meet people. Busy inbounds, so will force me to not be lazy and get out there. Popular and well regarded backcountry Furano - Good slackcountry. Big enough to meet people. Close to Asahidake for day trips. Rusutsu - Seems a bit quiet to meet people. Asahidake and Kurodake - Would be awesome but think it might be a bit quiet and hard to meet people. Thanks for your advice!!