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Ski Resort Rusutsu on Hokkaido: Position on map

Rusutsu Ski Resort

Trail Map Rusutsu

The Ski Resort

With three mountains, West Mountain, East Mountain and Mt Isola, and a total of 37 runs, Rusutsu ski resort offers a wide range of opportunities both for beginners and advanced skiers. The more even area around East Mountain is better suited for beginners, while more the more advanced skiers will want to head over to Mt Isola. Rusutsu ski resort gets around 14 meters (46 feet) of snow each year, making it especially attractive for fans of deep snow. 

The resort's large offer of child-friendly areas and activities makes it a great destination for families as well. 

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Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1949 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Japan is 2894 ft. The highest point of the track is 3261 ft above sea level.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 99 " at summit elevation and 66 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 111 " at summit elevation and 74 " at the base.

Must-Ski Runs

Most Difficult Runs

Isola A
Length: 0.5 km
Vertical Drop: 210 m

Longest Runs

Isola Gramd
Length: 3.4 km
Vertical Drop: 536 m
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Nightskiing

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 3.30 km

Videos

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YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT IS | LIFT ACCESS POW AT RUSUTSU, JAPAN
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Rusutsu SuperNatural - Salomon Freeski TV S8 E03
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Skiing the trees at Rusutsu, Japan. jan 10, 2015. Still fresh tracks end of day, a day after snow.

Activities

Several traditional Japanese restaurants can be found near the valley station. Guests looking for wild parties will be disappointed, however. A couple of bars are found in the village, offering the opportunity to relax at the end of the day with a beer or two. 

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Getting here

There are shuttle buses from New Chitose Airport and the city of Sapporo available, taking visitors to Rusutsu ski resort and back. 

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last update on Sep 12, 2023
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Contact

Rusutsu Resort Hotel
13, Izumikawa
048-1711
Rusutsu, Abuta, Hokkaido Japan

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Mountain Stats

Elevation1312 ft - 3261 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayMar 17, 2024
Capacity 30528 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lifts

19
14
4
1
Total 19

Skiable Terrain

26.1 miles
Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 26.1 miles

Webcams

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Rates

JPY11,500
1 day adult JPY11,500
1 day youth JPY8,600
1 day child JPY5,700
All rates & fees