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Rusutsu Ski Resort

Rusutsu Resort Guide

Rusutsu, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Rusutsu Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift994m3,261ft
Resort Height400m1,312ft
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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Rusutsu at a glance

A huge family resort built by the former owners of Heavenly and Steamboat Springs in the US (purchased by the American Skiing Company in 1997 and latterly by Vail Resorts and Intrawest) and Tignes in France. This is a full service ski-in resort which can accommodate nearly 3000 guests and has excellent international standard facilities, there are no towns nearby.

 When will it snow in Rusutsu?

The next notable snow forecast for Rusutsu is 2cm1in, expected on 15 October.

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Rusutsu Facts, Stats and Ratings

Rusutsu Rated

Ratings for Rusutsu
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Rusutsu?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Rusutsu
Highest Lift994m3,261ft
Lowest Piste400m1,312ft
Resort Altitude (Rusutsu)400m1,312ft
Max Vertical594m1,949ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Rusutsu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Rusutsu
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
128km5 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1617km11 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 15km9 miles
Downhill
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
17
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Rusutsu Summary

The Japanese Ski Resort of Rusutsu is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 37 marked pistes, served by a total of 17 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Rusutsu Overview

A huge family resort built by the former owners of Heavenly and Steamboat Springs in the US (purchased by the American Skiing Company in 1997) and Tignes in France. This is a full service ski-in resort which can accommodate nearly 3000 guests and has excellent international standard facilities, there are no towns nearby.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Rusutsu

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Rusutsu

The best area are the runs either side of Izola No. 1 Quad lift.

When is Rusutsu open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Rusutsu.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Rusutsu.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts of Rusutsu are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Rusutsu?

Rusutsu is in Hokkaidō, Japan.

How can I get to Rusutsu?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Rusutsu is New Chitose which is 142 minutes drive away.

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