Rusutsu Resort (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート
(北海道 留寿都村)
Planned season: Saturday 23rd November 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
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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

994m
594m
400m
40"
37
3500m
18
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 4 7 0 7 0 0

Rusutsu Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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19/20
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18/19
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1st - 55cm 1st - 160cm 1st - 200cm 1st - 160cm
2nd - 30cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 200cm 2nd - 155cm
3rd - 30cm 3rd - 170cm 3rd - 200cm 3rd - 150cm
4th - 25cm 4th - 160cm 4th - 210cm 4th - 150cm
5th - 25cm 5th - 160cm 5th - 220cm 5th - 150cm
6th - 30cm 6th - 160cm 6th - 215cm 6th - 145cm
7th - 30cm 7th - 160cm 7th - 215cm 7th - 140cm
8th - 40cm 8th - 160cm 8th - 220cm 8th - 145cm
9th - 60cm 9th - 160cm 9th - 220cm 9th - 140cm
10th - 90cm 10th - 160cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 140cm
11th - 80cm 11th - 150cm 11th - 225cm 11th - 135cm
12th - 90cm 12th - 140cm 12th - 225cm 12th - 135cm
13th - 80cm 13th - 140cm 13th - 225cm 13th - 135cm
14th - 90cm 14th - 130cm 14th - 220cm 14th - 130cm
15th - 90cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 220cm 15th - 130cm
16th - 90cm 16th - 130cm 16th - 210cm 16th - 125cm
17th - 90cm 17th - 130cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 125cm
18th - 90cm 18th - 165cm 18th - 210cm 18th - 120cm
19th - 90cm 19th - 165cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 115cm
20th - 100cm 20th - 165cm 20th - 190cm 20th - 110cm
21st - 90cm 21st - 170cm 21st - 190cm 21st - 105cm
22nd - 80cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 180cm 22nd - 100cm
23rd - 75cm 23rd - 215cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 100cm
24th - 65cm 24th - 225cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 100cm
25th - 75cm 25th - 240cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 100cm
26th - 80cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 160cm 26th - 100cm
27th - 90cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 100cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 190cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 100cm
29th - 120cm 29th - 190cm 29th - - 29th - 100cm
30th - 140cm 30th - 190cm 30th 30th - 100cm
31st - 160cm 31st - 190cm 31st 31st - 95cm

Previous Statistics

Rusutsu Resort Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Rusutsu Resort. 
Rental
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. There are also 'Crayon Shin-chan' themed lessons and other activities. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Sidecountry Park' area is by the Elite Course (West Mountain) and is usually open from early January until late February.

The 'Freedom Park' (East Mountain) features a variety of snow park items and is usually 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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Nighta
'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
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 6,200 yen 3,200 yen 5,500 yen
6 Hours 5,500 yen 2,800 yen 4,800 yen
4 Hours 4,900 yen 2,600 yen 4,100 yen
Nighta (4pm-8pm) 2,800 yen 1,500 yen 2,400 yen
2 Days 11,700 yen 5,900 yen 9,800 yen
3 Days 17,500 yen 8,800 yen 14,600 yen
4 Days 23,300 yen 11,700 yen 19,400 yen
5 Days 29,100 yen 14,600 yen 24,200 yen
6 Days 34,900 yen 1,700 yen 29,000 yen
7 Days 40,700 yen 20,400 yen 33,800 yen
1 Lift Points 500 yen 300 yen 400 yen
15 Lift Points 5,000 yen 2,700 yen 4,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season lift tickets

The 6 Hour ticket is valid for six hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.
Multiple day tickets include nighta on every day apart from the final day.

Cheaper one-day tickets are available for early skiing (until 6th December 2019) and spring skiing (from 16th March 2020).

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers four snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort and Nakayamatoge.

There are three levels of the K Winter Pass ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school, rental for the ticket owner and friends and other stuff. The full price for the Standard ticket is 90,200 yen for adults; 65,300 yen for high school students and 53,500 yen for younger children. The most expensive Premium ticket costs 161,600 yen!

Getting to Rusutsu Resort

By public transport
Train
Train
30.5km from Kutchan Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
31.2km from Toyoura Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport Information
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
Bus
Bus services to Rusutsu from Sapporo and Shin Chitose Airport are available.
By Car
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)
Direction
Direction
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

About 90 minutes from Sapporo
About 90 minutes from Otaru
About 40 minutes from Niseko
Parking
Parking
Free parking is available at the base of the resort.

More Information

Address
Address
Rusutsu-mura
Abuta-gun
Hokkaido
048-1711
Telephone
Telephone
0136-46-3331
2019-2020 UPDATES
18th November 2019:
We are still in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the upcoming 19-20 winter season. It is a manual process that will take us into December.
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Lift system 82
Apres ski 43
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