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Ski Holidays in Rusutsu, Japan

Skiing in Rusutsu is another of Japan's hidden gems, along with the nearby 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

Rusutsu ski holidays
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 11
Intermediates 15
Advanced 11
Total Runs 37
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Groups
Resort features Heated Outdoor Pool Health Spa Snow sure
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 400m
Highest Lift 994m
Total Piste 42km
Longest Run 4km
Uphill Capacity 28000
Total Lifts 25
Gondolas/Cable cars 4
Chairlifts 14
Drag Lifts 7
Snow Parks 1

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 40 minutes drive 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.

Skiing in Rusutsu

The skiing in Rusutsu is superb and boasts some of Japan's dryest powder. The snow record is also impressive with an average of between 12-14m 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, 23 lifts and acres of backcountry Rusustu is a great resort whether a part of a single trip or multi-destination holiday. There is night skiing until 9pm.

Restaurants, après and other activities in Rusutsu

This family friendly resort combines world-class snow with Japanese culture and excellent facilities. There isn’t much nightlife here but there are a handful of bars and restaurants in resorts. For a more lively experience in Japan choose Niseko. Other activities in Rusutsu include:

  • Night skiing
  • Snow rafting
  • Onsens/natural spas
  • Snowmobiling
  • Indoor wave pool
  • Dog sledding