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By Everett Potter Japan is the Holy Grail for skiers who love to ski deep powder.  On the northern island of Hokkaido, the mountains are known for frequent snowfall, après ski means soaking in an outdoor onsen with a Sapporo Classic in hand and dinner is the freshest sushi imaginable.

The Ski Flex grid, courtesy of Ski.com. Booking a ski vacation can be almost bewilderingly complex. Is this resort good for the kids or will they be bored after two days? Is this really the cheapest airfare and the best connection time, or will I get hosed and stranded in