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Ski Holidays in Rusutsu, Japan

Skiing in Rusutsu is another of Japan's hidden gems, along with the neighbouring resort of Niseko. Renowned for it's huge powder dumps and a hotel that features a Japanese style fun fair. Rusutsu is an incredible destination for both the skiing and the vibrant Japanese culture.

Resort Statistics

niseko ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 6
Intermediates 12
Advanced 10
Total Runs 28
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Groups
Resort features Heated Outdoor Pool Health Spa Snow sure
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 400m
Highest Lift 1312m
Total Piste 42km
Longest Run 4km
Uphill Capacity 28000
Total Lifts 20
Gondolas/Cable cars 1
Chairlifts 15
Drag Lifts 4

Rusutsu Ski Resort

Rusutsu is a compact and purpose build ski resort,surrounded by three skiable mountains, offering 1900 vertical feet and 4200 acres of skiing in Japan's finest snow. The resort is about one hour from Niseko, and like the nearby resort is dominated by the extinct volcano, Mount Youtei. The resort is centred around it's only hotel The Rusutsu Resort, and has a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars - including a karaoke room.

The skiing in Rusutsu is superb and boasts some of Japan's dryest powder. The snow record is also impressive with an average of over 8m snowfall per season. Though a low resort the surrounding terrrain and close proximity to the sea means the conditions are fantastic throughout the season. With 42km's of piste, 28 lifts and acres of backcountry Rusustu is a great resort whether a part of a single trip or dual resort holiday.

This family friendly resort combines t world-class snow with Japanese culture and excellent facilities.