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Rusutsu Resort Snow Report:

The Rusutsu Resort snow report is: 11 out of 18 Lifts open. 40 of 42 km of pistes open. Rusutsu Resort will open from December 4th. Our model predicted that 14cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 60 hours between Thursday 14 of January at 9PM and Sunday 17 of January at 9AM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Rusutsu Resort Piste State: Powder.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
14cm
Sun 17 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
14cm
Sun 17 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Rusutsu Resort snow depths: updated 17 January 2021

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
225cm
Lower snow depth:
150cm

Rusutsu Resort resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Rusutsu Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Rusutsu Resort snow report shown below was updated on 17 Jan 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Rusutsu Resort.

Last snowfall:

25cm
Jan 14
15cm
Jan 15
11cm
Jan 16
14cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Powder
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 18 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
11cm Tue 19 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
11 out of 18
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Rusutsu Resort snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 6
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Rusutsu Resort:

  • 23 km away from Rusutsu Resort

    - Weather radar observation: 52 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily at Orofure. from Orofure

  • 23 km away from Rusutsu Resort

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light snow reported from Kutchan at 179 metres elevation only 4 kms E of Niseko Hanazono Resort Ski Resort from Niseko Hanazono Resort

  • 30 km away from Rusutsu Resort

    - Weather radar observation: 6 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Noboribetsu Kogen Sanraiba. from Noboribetsu Kogen Sanraiba

  • 23 km away from Rusutsu Resort

    7 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Freezing rain reported from Kutchan at 179 metres elevation only 4 kms E of Niseko Hanazono Resort but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Niseko Hanazono Resort

Rusutsu Resort Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Rusutsu Resort 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Rusutsu Resort

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Rusutsu Resort using our Snowfinder page.

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light snow
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light snow
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light snow
Mid station 744m
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light snow
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light snow
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light snow
Mid station 706m
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light snow
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light snow
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light snow
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light snow
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Mid station 674m
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Mid station 778m

Notes on the Rusutsu Resort Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Rusutsu Resort. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Rusutsu Resort piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Rusutsu Resort snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Rusutsu Resort, the Rusutsu Resort weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Rusutsu Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Rusutsu Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Rusutsu Resort. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Rusutsu Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Rusutsu Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Rusutsu Resort snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Rusutsu Resort snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Rusutsu Resort, study the Rusutsu Resort piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Rusutsu Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Rusutsu Resort on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Rusutsu Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Rusutsu Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Rusutsu Resort snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.