Visiting Rusutsu Resort
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Rusutsu Resort.
- Season opens4 Dec 2020
- Season closes4 Apr 2021
- Restaurants | Bars20 | —
- Nearest Airport New Chitose (Sapporo)
- Nearest Train Station Kutchan
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone0136-46-3331
Rusutsu Resort Features
The terrain at Rusutsu Resort includes:
- Terrain Parks1
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Rusutsu Resort resort?
Rusutsu Resort is Hokkaido's largest independently operated resort (although smaller than the combined area of the Niseko resorts) and arguably home to the island's best lift system. Most chairlifts at Rusutsu Resort are detachable quads making for quick laps. This hill offers a little something for everyone with moderate terrain for beginners, wide open cruisers for intermediates and an endless selection of gladed, off-piste powder for experts. There is a fair amount of accommodation at the base of Rusutsu Resort but very little in terms of night life or restaurant selection. If you are looking for this, Hirafu village in nearby Niseko is your best bet about 30-40 minutes away. The resort offers a bus and lift ticket package from Sapporo and there are a number of operators in Niseko that can provide transfers and lift tickets to Rusutsu Resort.
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Explore Rusutsu Resort Location Map
Interactive Rusutsu Resort trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
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What's the snow currently like in Rusutsu Resort?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Rusutsu Resort. View more information on the Rusutsu Resort detailed snow report page.
- Piste Condition:Powder
- Off-piste Condition:Powder
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Visitor Reviews of Rusutsu Resort
Russ from Australia writes:
Love this place.
If you want a party atmosphere go to Niseko. We just came from there...
If you want less lines, more piste and off-piste to yourself, no attitude when going under the orange rope from crew, check this place out.
Lift ticket works out to be $50 AUD a day. Once you get it head straight to Mt Isola and ride it until you get bored. Mt Isola is the signature on piste run, but to be honest it's all about the tree runs.
Reds are pretty tame for an intermediate boarders/skiers, blacks are very short.
If you have lots of money stay at the resort. If not, there are a few (but not ample) places to stay within a 10 minute walk.
Make sure you check out the row of little restaurants right next to the hotel, you'll save stacks of money and eat great food. Pirate man was our favourite.
If you wanted a holiday without Aussies, choose another location, Australians are everywhere!
Enjoy but don't tell your mates.
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