Why Rusutsu?

With abundant powder snow, breath-taking scenery and world-class facilities, Rusutsu is a heaven for powder lovers, receiving over 13 meters of snow per year and one of the snowiest resorts globally. With a large area to explore and no over-crowding, there are plenty of fresh tracks to ski all day long; the perfect place for a hassle free ski-in ski-out holiday.

The second largest Ski Resort in Hokkaido, Rusutsu has 3 main mountains (East, West and Mt. Isola) which offer some of Japan’s best back country and tree runs. Accessibility is fantastic, with skiers able to ski straight into untracked powder and tree runs and then back onto the lifts again. There are also 37 different perfectly groomed trails, many of which are wide and perfect for beginners, or for warming up before venturing into the deep snow. You can also get more out of your day with the fantastic night skiing options, with a large area open until 8:45pm.

img_rus05The resort is purpose built to make life easier, with beginner slopes conveniently located right next to the hotel and untracked powder easily accessible. On top of the untouched powder, the resort has two terrain parks; Side Country and Freedom. Side Country Park offers powder lovers a park with jumps, drops and log rides, while Freedom Park provides a space to practice those freestyle skills. The resort also has a team of friendly international instructors who ensure you have fun and improve your skills.

The resort is set with a modern lift system, capable of carrying over 30,000 people and will keep you warm and dry with its covered chair-lift, ensuring you spend your day enjoying the snow with minimal waiting time. Furthermore the new electronic lift tickets allows for quicker hands-free access with no need for repeat displaying of passes, making it easier to enjoy the mountain (Remember to keep your ticket safe inside your jacket!).

Getting There

Rusutsu is a short 90 minute drive from Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport. Buses work from both the airport and Sapporo city centre.

Coach Transfers

We provide transfer options to and from New Chitose airport and Rusutsu. We will organise buses according to where you are staying and will organise door-to-door services if necessary, as well as a meet and greet at the airport.

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Private Transfers

If you wish to travel to Niseko via private transfer, we provide a number of options to cater for your transport needs, regardless of group size.

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Transfer Between Other Ski Resorts

Rusutsu is surrounded by a number of other ski resorts. Organised buses to travel to other resorts are available at your convenience, so please contact us with your plans or queries.

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Trail Map

Rusutsu Trail map

Mountain Stats

Rusutsu mountain detail

Resort Info



img_rus_res05The resort offers a large number of facilities, including a number of restaurants, bars, shops (some of which are tax free), hot springs, a spa, and a gym. It also boasts some of the best indoor entertainment facilities, including an amusement park with a two-storey carousel and musical fountains, providing entertainment for everyone, from couples to children. On-snow activities include Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, and Cross Country Skiing. The resort also offers free WI-FI access to all guests.
In the summer, there is the outdoor theme park and an abundance of outdoor activities which make the most of the beautiful Rusutsu landscape.

Child Care

Child and day care services are available at Rusutsu, however these programs are only available in Japanese; as are the Kids School and Park. Staff make every effort to ensure your child is safe and having a great time.

Ski & Snowboard School

English speaking instructors will ensure a fantastic experience at Rusutsu. Whether you are a first time skier/boarder or a seasoned enthusiast, the Rusutsu Resort snow sports team can help you achieve your aims, have fun and get the most out of your winter holiday.
They offer a range of lessons to meet your needs regardless whether you are looking for a lively group lesson or require 1 on 1 time with one of the dedicated instructors.

Equipment Rentals

A couple of rental shops are scattered throughout the premises offering quality gear and service. Children’s gear rentals all come with helmet, at no extra cost to the rental fee.



Rusutsu Resort

Thinking about where to spend your winter holiday can be tricky, however with abundant powder snow, breath-taking scenery and world-class facilities, we think Rusutsu Resort is the ultimate destination.

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