Rusutsu Resort (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート (北海道 留寿都村)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until Sunday 9th April 2017
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Rusutsu Resort (often known as just Rusutsu) is located in Rusutsu village to the south east of Mt Yotei in the western region of Hokkaido. The resort is spread over three areas called West Mountain, East Mountain and Mt Isola. The famous Niseko ski and snowboard resorts in are about 30km from Rusutsu by road, on the opposite side of Mt Yotei. Fine views of Mt Yotei can be enjoyed on clearer days. Rusutsu has has been operating since 1972.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Rusutsu Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 125cm 130cm 1st 208cm 193cm 1st 262cm 185cm
2nd - - 2nd 125cm 132cm 2nd 208cm 195cm 2nd 262cm 185cm
3rd - 22cm 3rd 125cm 132cm 3rd 211cm 195cm 3rd 257cm 185cm
4th - - 4th 125cm 132cm 4th 211cm 195cm 4th 247cm 185cm
5th - - 5th 135cm 142cm 5th 255cm 195cm 5th 247cm 185cm
6th - - 6th 141cm 152cm 6th 255cm 195cm 6th 247cm 180cm
7th - - 7th 142cm 167cm 7th 255cm 195cm 7th 247cm 170cm
8th - - 8th 142cm 180cm 8th 255cm 205cm 8th 247cm 160cm
9th - - 9th 142cm 175cm 9th 255cm 205cm 9th 247cm 155cm
10th - - 10th 145cm 175cm 10th 255cm 210cm 10th 247cm 155cm
11th - - 11th 152cm 185cm 11th 255cm 210cm 11th 247cm 155cm
12th - - 12th 167cm 190cm 12th 255cm 210cm 12th 247cm 155cm
13th - - 13th 174cm 195cm 13th 255cm 190cm 13th 247cm 155cm
14th - - 14th 174cm 200cm 14th 255cm 190cm 14th 245cm 155cm
15th 74cm 30cm 15th 174cm 200cm 15th 255cm 190cm 15th 243cm 155cm
16th 81cm 25cm 16th 182cm 200cm 16th 255cm 220cm 16th 243cm 150cm
17th 91cm 40cm 17th 182cm 200cm 17th 235cm 222cm 17th 243cm 150cm
18th 91cm 45cm 18th 182cm 190cm 18th 235cm 222cm 18th 243cm 150cm
19th 88cm 50cm 19th 187cm 190cm 19th 240cm 220cm 19th 238cm 140cm
20th 88cm 50cm 20th 189cm 190cm 20th 240cm 190cm 20th 238cm 125cm
21st 88cm 53cm 21st 189cm 190cm 21st 245cm 175cm 21st 233cm 125cm
22nd 86cm 45cm 22nd 189cm 190cm 22nd 245cm 175cm 22nd 233cm 125cm
23rd 96cm 45cm 23rd 191cm 190cm 23rd 245cm 175cm 23rd 233cm 125cm
24th 107cm 45cm 24th 196cm 190cm 24th 255cm 175cm 24th 233cm 120cm
25th 107cm 47cm 25th 196cm 185cm 25th 260cm 175cm 25th 233cm 120cm
26th 107cm 62cm 26th 197cm 185cm 26th 267cm 180cm 26th 224cm 115cm
27th 109cm 72cm 27th 197cm 185cm 27th 267cm 185cm 27th 220cm 115cm
28th 111cm 97cm 28th 205cm 185cm 28th 262cm 185cm 28th 200cm 110cm
29th 113cm 117cm 29th 205cm 185cm 29th - 185cm 29th 200cm 105cm
30th 120cm 130cm 30th 205cm 185cm 30th 30th 195cm 100cm
31st 120cm 130cm 31st 208cm 188cm 31st 31st 195cm 90cm

Previous Statistics

Rusutsu Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Rusutsu Resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski, snowboard and gear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
A number of activities for children are available including the 'Crayon Shin-chan Hiroba' area. That area is open from 9am until 4pm and the entry charge is 1200 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Sidecountry Park' areas on either side of the Elite Course (West Mountain) area open from early January until late February. The 'Freedom Park' (East Mountain) features a variety of snow park items and is open from late December until late March. 

Rusutsu Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information

Rusutsu Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High age
60 years & over
1 Day (including nighta) 5,800 yen 2,900 yen 4,800 yen 4,800 yen
6 Hours 5,000 yen 2,500 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen
4 Hours 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
Nighta (4pm-9pm) 2,500 yen 1,200 yen 2,100 yen 2,100 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 2,300 yen 1,150 yen 1,900 yen 1,900 yen
2 Days 11,000 yen 5,500 yen 9,100 yen 9,100 yen
3 Days 16,500 yen 8,300 yen 13,600 yen 13,600 yen
4 Days 22,000 yen 11,000 yen 18,200 yen 18,200 yen
5 Days 27,500 yen 13,800 yen 22,800 yen 22,800 yen
15 Points 4,700 yen 2,400 yen 3,800 yen 3,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 6 Hour ticket is valid for 6 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
The available nighta ticket depends on the resort operations of the day (until 9pm until the end of February).
Multiple day tickets include nighta on every day apart from the final day.
Cheaper one-day tickets are available for early skiing (until 9th December 2016) and spring skiing (from 21st March 2017).

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers five snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort, Mount Racey and Nakayamatoge. There are three levels of ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school and rental for the ticket owner and friends. The full price for the Standard ticket is 88,000 yen for adults, 63,600 yen for high school students and 52,000 yen for younger children.

Getting to Rusutsu Resort

By public transport
30.5km from Kutchan Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
31.2km from Toyoura Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
The nearest train station is Kutchan Station, about 31km from Rusutsu on the other side of Mt Yotei.

>> More information on the Hakodate Honsen train line
Bus services to Rusutsu from Sapporo and Shin Chitose Airport are available.
By Car
30.6km from the Abuta Toyako IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
76.2km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (0.1km away)
Route 230 runs through the village and the ski lifts are found on both sides of that road.

The nearest exit of an expressway is Abuta Toyaki IC on the Hokkaido Expressway which is a 31km journey.

Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway is 76km away.

>> More information on Hokkaido Expressway
More information on Sasson Expressway
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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