Rusutsu

Rusutsu is one of Japan’s most popular year round resorts but is outstanding when it comes to a ski holiday. Here you’ll find untracked powder runs, an amazing variety of terrain and plenty of awesome natural terrain features not found in other resorts.

Overview

Rusutsu has 3 main mountains – East, West and Mt Isola, here you’ll find untracked powder runs, amazing variety of terrain and some awesome natural terrain features not found in other resorts. It has the best tree-skiing in Japan and the backcountry is superb. The uncrowded groomed runs are amazing, resembling gigantic freeways with long consistent fall-lines.

The town of Rusutsu comprises the Rusutsu Resort Hotel and a handful of pensions, restaurants and a new sports bar serving pizzas and boutique beers.

  • 3 main mountains, 42 km of runs
  • Best tree skiing in Japan
  • Amazing uncrowded groomed runs
  • Night skiing until 8pm
  • One of the best half pipes and snow parks around

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 994 Metres
Base Elevation 400 Metres
Lifts 19 lifts, 4 gondolas
Runs 37
Ave Annual Snowfall 1200 cms
Terrain Beginner 30%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski out Yes