A 2 hour drive from Chitose Airport and just 40 minutes from Niseko, Rusutsu is a family friendly resort and a powder purist’s dream come true. The 3 mountains of West, East and Isola receive 12 to 14 metres of snow each season with wide, tree-lined courses to suit all levels. Stand out features include immaculately groomed trails, tree lined gullies and powder bowl access.


2hrs from Chitose Airport

994m above sea level

12m+ annual snow fall

19 lifts
4 gondolas

Terrain: ○ 30%,
□ 40%, ◇ 30%

Park & Pipe

Night Skiing

December – April

Top 6 reasons to choose Rusutsu

  • The largest single ski resort in Hokkaido
  • Wide, long runs and deep tree lines
  • Resort style accommodation and facilities
  • Selection of international food styles
  • English speaking staff
  • Lots of fun activities for all the family

Rusutsu Accommodation

Quality and convenient ski in- ski out hotel accommodation from The Rusutsu Resort Hotel and newly appointed Westin Resort Hotel (formerly the Tower Hotel) as well as the on snow Log Houses and Cottages. There is also some comfortable pensions nearby.

More Accommodation

Westin Rusutsu Resort

Ideal for families and small groups


Rusutsu Resort Hotel

Four star ski in/out luxury hotel


Pension Lilla Huset

Budget accommodation with easy access to all ski lifts

Rusutsu has 3 main mountains offering amazing variety and some awesome natural terrain features not found in other resorts. There’s also night skiing till 9pm. Add to this a mix of the best terrain parks in the area and you have a resort which offers everything the other resorts offer without having to share with crowds.

West Mountain – Short but fun runs with a mix of natural features and steeper pitches
East Mountain – A large but flat hill with only 2 main runs. Mainly used as an access point to get to Mt Isola. A good area for beginners to hone their skills.
Mt Isola – Rusutsu’s best mountain for experienced riders. It’s furthest away from the hotels, and a treasure trove of incredible tree skiing, perfectly groomed slopes and some awesome natural terrain features not found in other resorts.

Lift Passes / Night Skiing

The lift passes are electronic cards that activate the automatic turnstiles at each lift. The one full day lift pass will give you access to all 3 ski areas in Rusutsu including night skiing until 9.00pm on the West Mountain.

Off-Piste Skiing

The off-piste and tree runs are world class and will give you that magical powder grin, run after run! With less crowds than Niseko you can often enjoy more time for fresh tracks and laying your own path of powder lines in your trail. To get the most out of Rusutsu in a short time, it’s definitely worth pre- booking an experienced local guide in advance.

Snow Sports School

Rusutsu Resort offers a reputable ski and snowboard school for adults and children and English speaking instructors are available.

Equipment Rental

Salomon Station is the main ski rental shops, located within the main hotel offering a range of Salomon rental equipment to suit all levels of skier/ boarder.

Rusutsu is a resort destination with most facilities, restaurants and bars located within the two main hotels. The town is small and quiet and the resort comprises a handful of private pensions, chalets, restaurants and a convenience store for all your basic supplies. The hotels are connected by monorail and shuttle bus which makes it easy to get between the two.

Dining & Nightlife

Most dining options are within the two main hotels and offer a variety to suit all tastes and cravings with traditional Japanese, BBQ/ Grill, Italian, Chinese and International Buffets. There is a public Izakaya nearby along with some local dining options accessible by a short taxi ride. If you do feel like getting out of your room for some social activity, there is an après bar and cocktail lounge within the hotels.

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Rusutsu Activities & Tours



Explore the mountains with a bit more power! Snow mobile tours available for all skill levels.



Visit natural hot springs to relax and soak away the aches and pains after a day on the slopes.

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

Experience being a musher for yourself! Zoom around the course on a stand-up sled behind two charging canines!

Indoor Wave Pool

Indoor Wave Pool

The indoor swimming facility features a 100m aqua-coaster, you will also have a great time in the wave pool. When the waves start, surf’s up!

Snow Train

Snow Train

Being towed behind a snowmobile in rubber sleds - this activity is sure to put a smile on everyone's faces!

Snow Rafting

Snow Rafting

Feel the speed as you are towed behind a snowmobile in a rubber raft - great for kids and the young at heart!

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