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Rusutsu ski resort

Hokkaido, Japan

Rusutsu ski resort is located in Hokkaido, Japan. It is Hokkaido's largest independently operated resort and arguably home to the island's best ski lift system. It is definitely unique in that it offers a ski resort along with an amusement park and golf courses. So you get bottomless powder skiing in winter and a full range of outdoor activities and experiences the rest of the year.

The mountain offers some of the best tree skiing in Japan. Its extensive terrain park is some of the Japan’s best. The Rusutsu ‘Snowcat tour’ (a chance to ski Mt. Isola before the grooming machines) is legendary, and a must-do for the keen skier or snowboarder. The après-ski options at Rusutsu ski resort are wide and varied. A large selection of restaurants, game centers, and an indoor wave pool await you. And a large hot springs bath-house, called an Onsen, and the ever-present karaoke rooms ensure there is something for everyone.

Covering 3 peaks, Rusutsu ski resort has 37 trails and a combined run of 42km. Everyone from beginners to super advanced skiers is sure to find his or her favourite course! The terrain breakdown is approximately 23% beginner trails, 45% intermediate and 32% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Rusutsu ski resort is the home of perfect powder in Hokkaido. The vast terrain paired with famous powder snow of Hokkaido allows it to cater for all abilities. This mountain offers a little something for everyone with moderate terrain for beginners, wide open cruisers for intermediates and an endless selection of gladed, off-piste powder for experts. A highly skilled team of international instructors coaches people of every ability to skiing powder in no time.

In the evening, the best things to do are relaxing, socialising and enjoying the famous Japanese hot springs. Or try the delicious restaurants offering charming cuisine from around the globe. Alternatively, check out the famous powder snow with their night skiing to sample a truly unforgettable experience. With a vast array of activities both on and off the snow, Rusutsu ski resort offers everything for a truly unforgettable experience.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Rusutsu ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 42 km 26.1 mi

  • Easiest 12.6 km 7.8 mi | 30%
  • More Difficult 16.8 km 10.4 mi | 40%
  • Most Difficult 12.6 km 7.8 mi | 30%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
994 m 3261.2 ft
Base elevation:
400 m 1312.3 ft
Vertical Drop:
594 m 1948.8 ft
Total Trails:
42 km 26.1 mi
Longest Run:
3.5 km 2.2 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassJPY 5900
  • Kids Day PassJPY 3000
  • Season PassTBC
  • Kids Season PassTBC
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 18

  • Gondolas4
  • Chairlifts14
  • 2 - People Mover / 1- Moving Carpet 3
live cam

Snowmaking No

  • Mtn Snowmaking %0 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
14 °C
14 °C
E18 km/h E11 m/h


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