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About Rusutsu Ski Resort

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.

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Season December-April
Elevation 994m
Average Snow 12m+
Lifts 4 Gondolas | 19 Lifts
Terrain 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert
Park Available

Lift Passes

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.

From 6,200 JPY per adult
From 3,200 JPY per child (4-12yrs)
Kids 0-3yrs Ski FREE

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Rusutsu Ski Resort is within easy access of New Chitose Airport; only 2hrs away by public transport. You can choose to reserve a ticket on one of the many bus services or take a private taxi. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended to avoid missing out.

From 8,000 JPY Return Per Person

From 29,570 JPY One Way for 2 People



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.

Prices range from as low as 12,390 JPY per person per night for a twin room at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel.

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Lessons & Rentals

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

Ski / Snowboard Set From 6,200 JPY per day


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.

winter fun

Activities & Events

There’s plenty to do in Rusutsu Ski Resort aside from riding that deep, deep powder. Why not try your hand at:

Indoor Wave Pool
Snow Rafting
Dog Sledding
Sapporo Ice Festival (February)