Situated 80 km west of Sapporo and only one and half hour’s drive from Sapporo Chitose Airport, Rusutsu is considered by many to be Hokkaido’s best overall ski experience. The resort itself offers a range of restaurants and there is a wave pool and different public baths. The ski area, spread over three peaks boasts one of the largest most modern lift networks in Hokkaido. Your Rusutsu lift ticket also includes night skiing until 9:00pm each evening. There is a wide variety of ski terrain to suit all levels of skiers and snowboarders, and like its neighbour Niseko, has some superb powder conditions during the ski season. The peak Mt Izola offers long challenging runs with panoramic scenery.