Hi - new to the Japan forum & have never been to Japan. Considering holiday (in Jan - is this a good time?) with husband & 3 children (aged 17 + ). I chose Niseko from what I've heard & read but any help appreciated. Will need 3 bedrooms, pref. ski in/out or a short walk away. Close to village centre would be great. In fact any tips re: airfares, accomm., etc. Is it best just to get a package deal with for eg. "skimax" or am I better off organising the holiday myself? Would like something nice - has anyone stayed at "The Vale Niseko"? I belive its close to the village. Other options are "Snow Crystal" & "Alpen Ridge" - how far away are they from the village? Thanks - sorry for the load of questions but any help is much appreciated.