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Rusutsu

Rusutsu Ski Resort Guide

Rusutsu, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length40km
Highest Lift994m
Resort Height400m
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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Rusutsu

The Japanese ski resort of Rusutsu is at an altitude of 400m, with 40km of marked runs.

Summary

Rusutsu is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 40km of downhill skiing, with 37 marked pistes, served by a total of 17 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Rusutsu offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Rusutsu.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Rusutsu?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Rusutsu.

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Ski Area Stats

Rusutsu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
128km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1617km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 15km
Downhill
Total Length
40km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
17

Altitudes

Rusutsu Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift994m
Lowest Piste400m
Resort Altitude (Rusutsu)400m
Max Vertical594m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Rusutsu
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Rusutsu?

This ski resort is in Hokkaidō, Japan.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Rusutsu is New Chitose, 142 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 17 ski lifts are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Rusutsu open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Rusutsu, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Rusutsu Tourist Office for the latest.

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