Rusutsu Resort resort review (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 2nd February 2009
Rusutsu Resort review by emohawk
6 days straight of beautiful sunshine (one half day of fog on top) following on from overnight Japanese dustings (5-15cm per night) made for a fantastic skiing week for my family and I.

Third year running at Rusutsu, and those who say "not enough runs" evidently don't use the whole mountain. Groomed terrain immaculate (for the little we were on it), and tree skiing, while not the usual waist deep powder, still had enough of the soft stuff to keep us more than satisfied.

Resort itself remains surreal, and I really like the Japanese "feel" to the place, and all staff incredibly friendly and helpful. Rusutsu is not yet overrun by any yobbo crowd....let's hope it stays that way!
Date visited: From 25 January, 2009 To 31 January, 2009
Snow condition on visit: 10-15cm fresh powder each overnight for next day
Things I liked: No Crowds, great tree runs, bluebird days
Things I didn't like: No deep, deep powder this time + there was one time I had to queue for 60 seconds

Rusutsu Resort

Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 85
Snow conditions: 88
Courses/Terrain: 82
Lift system: 82
Apres ski: 43

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 994m
Min. elevation: 400m
Vertical: 594m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 3500m
Number of lifts: 18

Location of Rusutsu Resort