for your information...

with less than one week till we wrap up our unforgettable trip, i thought you may all like to know a bit about the sleepy little village that we are ending our trip in.

at the base of mount annupuri is niseko, a small and intimate town packed to the brim with australians,, all hoping to get their annual powder fix at one of the worlds top ski and snowboarding destinations.

with chalets, lodges, cafes and restaurants all a stones throw, or short bus ride, away - it really is a winter wonderland. our accommodation, while not the greatest, has all the basics we need, and we have taken to cooking in the evenings and watching movies.

the snow is the best, kurt or i have ever had. between us both we have hit canada, new zealand and australian ski fields and nothing compares to what we have stumbled across here in north japan. we though hakuba was amazing but its still no comparison to niseko.

we have hit the snow everyday, literally. not had a rest day since arriving and have pushed through the pain. with the thought of fresh, waist high powder beckoning every morning, it's hard not to have snow-stoke all day and all night.

tomorrow is australia day and with there being easily three times as many australians around than japanese, we are looking forward to the festivities and hope you all have a wonderful one back at home.

pics. a mixed bag of niseko; our hostel, night skiing, main village, the loved up couple, jamee jump jump jumping away and kurt playing dress up at the supermarket.