Anyone who has looked at a skiing forum for information about Japan will have seen the same argument playing out: Niseko or Hakuba? With the endless hype around both destinations, it's hard to know where to go.
It's a tricky one, and the arguments are hashed and rehased across the interwebs: Hakuba is steeper, Niseko has more snow, Hakuba has more resorts, Niskeo has more nightclubs. One time my mate went to Niseko and said it was flat! My hairdresser went to Hakuba and it rained the whole time! I read a blog that said Niseko was full of tourists and tracked out by 10am! My buddies told me about their secret spot next to the third gondola pole that never tracks out!
Luckily, I have spent countless hours examining the data and am here to settle this dispute for you. The correct answer is "Have fun competing for tracks!"