Rusutsu

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Overall
4.4

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!

Rusutsu vs
RusutsuAkakura Kanko
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
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total runs37 10
ski area524ac -
summit elevation3,261ft 4,921ft
total lifts18 7
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)
uncrowded
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value for money
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Rusutsu Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 14 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

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How uncrowded is the resort

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Superb!4.8 / 5Dec 05, 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
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
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
Very Good!4.2 / 5Dec 02, 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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