857-92683 - A female skier in is standing in a beautiful mountain landscape with snow covered trees near the ski resort of Rusutsu on Hokaido, Japan. Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is geographically ideally located in the path of consistent weather systems that bring the cold air across the Sea of Japan from Siberia. This results in many of the resorts being absolutely dumped with powder that is renowned for being incredibly dry. Some of the Hokkaido ski resorts receive an amazing average of 14-18 metres of snowfall annually! With an average annual snowfall of over 14 metres, the Rusutsu Resort has some of the most incredible powder and tree skiing to be found anywhere in the world. Frequently the powder is incredibly dry; you blast right through it with virtually no resistance. Next by Kiroro was mentioned as one of the 20 must visit destination in Best of the World 2016 of National Geographic Traveler.