There's such a thing as too much warm weather.
While sweating it out in work clothes in Auckland's humidity this morning, we couldn't help but fantasise about the crisp mountain air and perfect powdery snow of northern Japan.
is one of the most famous Japanese ski resorts among international skiers and snowboarders.
Located in Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido, cold weather systems from the nearby Sea of Japan help produce the deep, dry powder Niseko is famous for.
And what better backdrop than the peak of Mount Yotei, a postcard-perfect representation of a snowy mountain.
Check out more Instagram photos from the last 24 hours at Niseko resort below - looks like it's a good season over there: