For powder chasers staying in Niseko, the peak is one spot you go on a powder day. A period of a few days of storms and high winds may mean that the top lifts at Niseko are closed.
When the winds abate and the top lifts open, there will be a constant stream of traffic heading out the gates.
Be early, and you will have fresh lines down to Hanazono. Be late and you will be crossing tracks.