Rusutsu Resort resort review (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 2nd February 2011
Rusutsu Resort review by Gavin
Lovely Resort BUT, only a couple of pensions to stay at and they are uncontactable from Australia so that only leaves the big Rusutsu 4 star hotel, which is expensive. The main problem I have is you dont get a chance to choose your room, my room number was 1718 which ment that I had 8 levels, 2 lift changes and about 1200 metres of walking to get to the Gondola which is part of a two Gondola system, So now I am on the mountain and ready to pow, the runs are excellent, the off piste is very good BUT it did not snow from the Sunday until the following friday night, the previous week in Niseko it snowed every night.

Best advice that I can give you is only visit this resort from Niseko on a one day trip because it just isnt worth a week or even 2 days. This was my 10th trip now to Japan,and I will never go again in January
Date visited: From 22 January, 2011 To 29 January, 2011
Snow condition on visit: Average conditions for Japan
Things I liked: Polite people, sunny days
Things I didn't like: Very, very limited accomodation choice

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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