For incredibly deep powder like Niseko but without the crowds, there's no better resort in Japan than Rusutsu! The mountain sees tons of light and dry snow and there's plenty to bounce through in the sidecountry and between the trees. There's also a good amount of groomers which are loved by locals meaning anything off-piste generally remains untracked for longer. The limited nightlife, dining, and variety of accommodation may disappoint some visitors here but for any keen powderhound, Rusutsu is an absolute dream!
|beginner||30 %||40 %|
|intermediate||40 %||30 %|
|advanced||30 %||30 %|
|child lift ticket||¥3,000 JPY ($27 USD)||¥3,000 JPY ($27 USD)|
|adult lift ticket||¥5,900 JPY ($52 USD)||¥4,300 JPY ($38 USD)|
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