Rusutsu Resort resort review (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 16th March 2009
Rusutsu Resort review by SmittyGuy03
By far the greatest place I have ever skied not only in Japan but also in American and Europe.

Large resort with many things to offer. Two complete sides connected by a gondola. Plenty to see and do. Best powder snow I have ever seen, so soft you can glide right through it. Lots of off trail skiing where you can find your own adventure. Fantastic runs if that is more your alley. Plenty of lifts with very short lines, if any at all. A well kept secret with a majority of skiers going down the road to Niseko. Plenty of places to stay around the resort as well.

Skiing just does not get any better.
Date visited: From 09 February, 2009 To 10 February, 2009
Snow condition on visit: Prestine powder
Things I liked: Beautiful powder, beautiful view, wide open, fantastic runs, great off course woods skiing, empty, no lines, numerous lifts
Things I didn't like: Wasn't there long enough!

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

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