When my wife and I first visited Rusutsu during mid Dec07, we experienced wonderful powder and had a really great time.
The slopes can be found on 3 mountains and the runs are much more interesting at Mt Isola (best) and East Mtn. The rooms at Rusutsu Resort are large and comfortable but pricey. In Dec08, our kids joined us as well.
While the snow wasn't as good and some runs especially the blacks were not opened, we had a