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Rusutsu’s New Onsen

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No winter trip to Japan is complete without a post-ski soak in an onsen. The traditional baths are an integral part of Japanese culture and are a godsend after a long day on the slopes. If you’ve never heard of on onsen, check out this handy onsen guide.

Rusutsu resort in Hokkaido has just announced the opening of their brand new onsen “Kotobuki”. The popular resort has been undertaking a modernisation of many of their facilities in recent times, including the construction of the new Vale apartments, as well as new services including running Hokkaido’s only Heli Skiing operation alongside Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

The luxurious bathhouse is beautifully modern with lush wooden details throughout the facility. The baths themselves are generously large and offer views across the west mountain. There are four separate baths – three inside and one outside. The inside baths consist of a 41.5-degree bath with calm water, a more mild 39.5-degree bath with light spa jets, and a cold 15-degree plunge pool. The largest pool is outside and features comfortable “lie down” spaces with headrests.You can take a virtual walk through the Kotobuki Onsen here to see yourself in Rusutsu.

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Rusutsu Joins the Epic Pass

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The award winning ski resort of Rusutsu, in Hokkaido’s west, has joined the Epic Pass for the 2019/20 season! Holders of the Epic Pass will receive a total of five unrestricted consecutive days at the powder ski haven of Rusutsu Resort. There’s great news for holders of a Kamori pass too, with 50% off lift tickets at Vail owned resorts in North America and Australia.

To claim the free lift passes, Epic Pass holders just need to go to any lift pass cashier in Rusutsu Resort and present their valid Epic Pass and a valid photo ID. More information about the Epic Pass in Rusutsu can be found here.

Rusutsu Resort is located about 30 minutes drive away from Niseko, and 90 minutes away from New Chitose Airport. This popular, ‘all-in-one’ style resort has a wide variety of ski runs including powder tree runs and great on-piste runs as well as a terrain park and ‘super natural park’.

Rusutsu accommodation options include the Rusutsu Resort Hotel, which is ski-in ski-out and features a shopping and entertainment district as well as restaurants and retail stores. There’s also The Westin Rusutsu Resort – a high-rise hotel offering stunning views across the entire area. The Shirokin Chalet Rusutsu is great for large groups, and the Rusutsu Lodges – Lilla Huset is a great budget option.

We can book every aspect of your holiday, so for the best deals and info, talk to our team today! Contact us for a Rusutsu ski holiday today!