Rusutsu Japan

Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Trails

Beginner
30%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
30%

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Overview

Rusutsu is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 37 runs spanning 524 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

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Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

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Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

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How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
MDMarcel D.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Jan 04, 2018
Rusutsu is very great, smaller than other neighboring resorts but still very upmost quality. Will want to go again as I know it is a state of the art resort.... More
ABAlex B.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 23, 2017
Rusutsu is a little smaller than the nearby Niseko area, but offers very good value for the price. The snow amount is comparable to Niseko and it is much less crowded. The West mount offers a very family friendly area with several gentle slopes, while the east mount and Mt. Isola... More
KRKen R.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 23, 2017
We were staying in Niseko and wanted to explore the surrounds and Rusutsu was recommended. We liked it so much, we went back a second day. An extremely family friendly resort with kids rides in hotel foyer and definitely geared towards the family ski holiday. But more than ample... More
BCBabar C.
expert skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Easily accessible with a short bus ride from Kutchan. Stops right outside the main Hotel with quick access to the lifts and probably the best champagne powder you will ever experience in the world. It will be very difficult to stop grinning after the day in an osen with a nice... More
LVLukas V.
expert skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Rusutsu is a really good resort for backcountry and powder skiing, especially because it gets the same amount of snow as niseko, just not the crowds because it's less known than Niseko.... More
BWBrian W.
expert skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
Rusutsu is a hidden gem. It's becoming more and more popular, but there is still plenty of terrain to accommodate crowds. The terrain varies from mellow gladed runs to steep open trails, groomed and ungroomed, with excellent side-country and backcountry access. The town is... More
RNRico N.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 08, 2017
It's been couple of times staying in Rusutsu ski resort of Westin hotel in Hokkaido. As a professional photographer, i have been travelling around Japan since few years ago exploring ski resorts and onsen resorts in Japan. I feel like home, i feel like it welcome me well... More
DRDavid R.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

3.2 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
Rusutsu is HUGE!!! (by Japanese standards) You can really let loose and experience a multitude of terrains at various levels. The park is magnificent in scale and never feels crowded. Getting around the resort can be confusing at times, but if you are spending more than a day... More
JGJohn G.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Rusutsu is everything you would expect in Japan, a powder room, tree skiing, volcano backdrops, cultures, excellent food and a quirky Japanese disney themed hotel. Go to get back there.... More
AGAndrew G.
advanced snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Great long and wide runs that are well groomed and stay in good condition throughout the day. Excellent tree skiing but given the tree skiing is in bounds it can be tracked out quickly.... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
4
High Speed Quads
7
Double Chairs
7

Elevation

Base
1,312 feet
Summit
3,261 feet
Vertical drop
1,949 feet

Terrain

Total runs
37
Terrain Parks
2
Longest Run
2 miles
Skiable Terrain
524 acres
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