HOME OF POWDER SNOW
Rusutsu Resort is Hokkaido’s number one for sheer size, with an enormous network of 37 courses over three mountains. They include terrain from double black diamond to beginner, and just 90 minutes from New Chitose Airport, the resort averages over 13 metres of fluffy powder a season. During January and February, the Side Country Park at Rusutsu combines the enjoyment of ungroomed powder with gnarly kickers, rails and other natural terrain obstacles.
This powder park is set up in the tree run area on the west mountain – one of a number of exciting tree runs at the resort. Develop new tree riding skills at Rusutsu by joining a lesson with its ski and snowboard school. Guides from the school run powder trips to local spots – the perfect introduction to the area for first-timers.
As a family friendly resort, Rusutsu is popular for its wide beginner slopes and range of activities such as dog-sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, as well as its merry-go-round and indoor heated pool. In 2016-2017, its Reindeer Park added to this line-up, with two reindeers providing romantic sled rides from late December to late March. At its base, Rusutsu has quality hotel and convention facilities, including the slopefront Westin Rusutsu Resort – known for its spacious rooms – along with an extensive range of dining and drinking options.
048-1711 Izumikawa 13, Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun
Days 9:00-20:00, Nights 16:00-20:00 (Limited time only)
Travelling times to Rusutsu Resort New Chitose Airport: 1 hr 30 min (car), Niseko: 40 min (car)