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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 Isola offers long challenging runs with panoramic scenery.

Why Rusutsu


Great powder and tree skiing to keep you exploring for a season.


The all in one resort hotel has a bit of everything with a huge dollop of modern Japanese kitsch.

Rusutsu Mountain Statistics

Summit 994m
Base 400m
Vertical 594m
Acres 4200
Lifts 18
Runs 37
Average Snowfall 1300cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Rusutsu Accommodation

Gateway City Sapporo 76km

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