Rusutsu Resort (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido)

Rusutsu Resort
ルスツリゾート (北海道 留寿都村)
Planned season: Saturday 25th November 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
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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

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Rusutsu Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st 75cm - 1st 171cm 125cm 1st 243cm 208cm 1st 270cm 262cm
2nd 84cm - 2nd 169cm 125cm 2nd 243cm 208cm 2nd 270cm 262cm
3rd 84cm - 3rd 165cm 125cm 3rd 240cm 211cm 3rd 270cm 257cm
4th 86cm - 4th 167cm 125cm 4th 240cm 211cm 4th 280cm 247cm
5th 95cm - 5th 167cm 135cm 5th 240cm 255cm 5th 270cm 247cm
6th 97cm - 6th 167cm 141cm 6th 235cm 255cm 6th 260cm 247cm
7th 107cm - 7th 169cm 142cm 7th 230cm 255cm 7th 260cm 247cm
8th 108cm - 8th 169cm 142cm 8th 230cm 255cm 8th 250cm 247cm
9th 103cm - 9th 164cm 142cm 9th 237cm 255cm 9th 230cm 247cm
10th 103cm - 10th 160cm 145cm 10th 237cm 255cm 10th 210cm 247cm
11th 98cm - 11th 160cm 152cm 11th 237cm 255cm 11th 200cm 247cm
12th 88cm - 12th 170cm 167cm 12th 247cm 255cm 12th 195cm 247cm
13th 105cm - 13th 170cm 174cm 13th 262cm 255cm 13th 185cm 247cm
14th 110cm - 14th 170cm 174cm 14th 267cm 255cm 14th 185cm 245cm
15th 110cm 74cm 15th 165cm 174cm 15th 270cm 255cm 15th 170cm 243cm
16th 113cm 81cm 16th 170cm 182cm 16th 280cm 255cm 16th 160cm 243cm
17th 118cm 91cm 17th 170cm 182cm 17th 287cm 235cm 17th 155cm 243cm
18th 133cm 91cm 18th 170cm 182cm 18th 297cm 235cm 18th 150cm 243cm
19th 138cm 88cm 19th 175cm 187cm 19th 297cm 240cm 19th 150cm 238cm
20th 150cm 88cm 20th 175cm 189cm 20th 305cm 240cm 20th 145cm 238cm
21st 155cm 88cm 21st 180cm 189cm 21st 312cm 245cm 21st 140cm 233cm
22nd 155cm 86cm 22nd 200cm 189cm 22nd 312cm 245cm 22nd 140cm 233cm
23rd 155cm 96cm 23rd 203cm 191cm 23rd 312cm 245cm 23rd 130cm 233cm
24th 145cm 107cm 24th 203cm 196cm 24th 302cm 255cm 24th 125cm 233cm
25th 140cm 107cm 25th 205cm 196cm 25th 295cm 260cm 25th 120cm 233cm
26th 130cm 107cm 26th 210cm 197cm 26th 295cm 267cm 26th 115cm 224cm
27th 145cm 109cm 27th 213cm 197cm 27th 285cm 267cm 27th 110cm 220cm
28th 165cm 111cm 28th 223cm 205cm 28th 280cm 262cm 28th 105cm 200cm
29th 174cm 113cm 29th 233cm 205cm 29th - - 29th 100cm 200cm
30th 176cm 120cm 30th 243cm 205cm 30th 30th 95cm 195cm
31st 166cm 120cm 31st 243cm 208cm 31st 31st 90cm 195cm

Previous Statistics

Rusutsu Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Rusutsu Resort. 
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. That area is open from 9am until 4pm and the entry charge is 1200 yen. 
Park Information
Park information
The 'Sidecountry Park' areas on either side of the Elite Course (West Mountain) area open from early January until late February. The 'Freedom Park' (East Mountain) features a variety of snow park items and is 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 8:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Nighta is usually from 4:00pm until 8:00pm until 31st March 2018.

Rusutsu Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
Older Child
Junior High age
60 years & over
1 Day (including nighta) 5,900 yen 3,000 yen 4,900 yen 4,900 yen
6 Hours 5,200 yen 2,600 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
4 Hours 4,600 yen 2,400 yen 3,900 yen 3,900 yen
Nighta 2,600 yen 1,300 yen 2,200 yen 2,200 yen
2 Days 11,100 yen 5,600 yen 9,200 yen 9,200 yen
3 Days 16,600 yen 8,400 yen 13,700 yen 13,700 yen
4 Days 22,100 yen 11,100 yen 18,300 yen 18,300 yen
5 Days 27,600 yen 13,900 yen 22,900 yen 22,900 yen
15 Points 4,800 yen 2,500 yen 3,800 yen 3,900 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 6 Hour ticket is valid for 6 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 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 8th December 2017) and spring skiing (from 19th March 2018).

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers four snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort and Nakayamatoge. (And also 4 overseas resorts!) Note: Mount Racey is no longer part of the ticket.

There are three levels of ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school and rental for the ticket owner and friends. The full price for the Standard ticket is 88,000 yen for adults, 63,600 yen for high school students and 52,000 yen for younger children.

Getting to Rusutsu Resort

By public transport
30.5km from Kutchan Station on the Hakodate Honsen Line
31.2km from Toyoura Station on the Muroran Honsen line
Transport 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 services to Rusutsu from Sapporo and Shin Chitose Airport are available.
By 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)
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
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we will gradually be updating the information for every ski resort in Japan.

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until the autumn months and so our process of updating information will be ongoing until November.

Resorts usually open and close around the same time each season - if the 2017-2018 planned season dates are still displayed on this page, they can be used as a good indication of the season length.

(Late May 2018)
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Lift system 82
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