Rusutsu

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Rusutsu
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee

Overall

4.1

Rusutsu is an amazing alternative to Niseko United that's only approx. 30 min away. The snow is awesome! It's light and dry, and 98% of the locals don't touch it as they're crazy for the groomers, which means fresh snow remains untracked longer here. Go to Rusutsu and go anywhere, as the entire resort funnels back to a single base. They actually rope off the runs so any terrain that isn't a run is out of bounds, so most everything you'd want to shred is not maintained or patrolled so you must watch out for cliffs and creeks. More authentic than Niskeo but smaller with a little less English spoken however still enough to get by.

Rusutsu vs
RusutsuAkakura Kanko
beginner30 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced30 %30 %
expert--
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 ($53 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($39 USD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall--

Rusutsu Reviews

Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

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

Lifts

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

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
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