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Rusutsu

Rusutsu Ski Resort Guide

Rusutsu, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

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

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.

Summary

The Japanese ski resort of Rusutsu is at an altitude of 400m1,312ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.

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.

Skiing

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Rusutsu?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 30 October, with around 10cm4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Rusutsu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
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

Altitudes

Rusutsu Ski Area Heights

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Rusutsu
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

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.

Snowboarding

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

Location and Map

Where is Rusutsu?

This ski resort is in Hokkaidō, Japan.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Season Dates

When is Rusutsu open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Rusutsu, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Rusutsu Tourist Office for the latest.

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