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Rusutsu Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
15% off $2,925
The Westin Rusutsu Resort
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
9% off $3,046

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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!


RusutsuAkakura Kanko
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
total runs37 10
ski area524ac -
summit elevation3,261ft 4,921ft
total lifts18 7
child lift ticket¥3,000 JPY ($28 USD) ¥3,000 JPY ($28 USD)
adult lift ticket¥5,900 JPY ($54 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($39 USD)
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Rusutsu Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 17 reviews

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Superb!4.5 / 5Dec 12, 2017
BWBrian W.
expert skier
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 somewhat underdeveloped aside from the one massive sky-scrapper hotel at the... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Dec 08, 2017
RNRico N.
beginner snowboarder
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 everytime i visit Rusutsu. The facilities, the instructure for my... More
Average!3.2 / 5Dec 08, 2017
DRDavid R.
advanced snowboarder
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 there you won't be disappointed at getting lost. There are a lot of... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Dec 06, 2017
JGJohn G.
advanced skier
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
Superb!4.9 / 5Dec 04, 2017
SLSean L.
advanced snowboarder
Rusutsu is a great resort. Huge amounts of terrain for all experience levels, good facilities, plenty of ski school options and has some of the best snow quality in japan.... More
Good!3.9 / 5Dec 04, 2017
AGAndrew G.
advanced snowboarder
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
Very Good!4.2 / 5Dec 03, 2017
MMMichael M.
expert snowboarder
Cool place sick powder runs and easy to reach from niseko, The only thing is there is no apreski going on. What for me as an Austrian, is essential! 4 Stars ... More

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