Rusutsu Resort

Ski resort data

  • Open Season

    November 25, 2023 - March 31, 2024 (as of current schedule)

  • Opening hours

    Open: 9:00am
    Close: 8:00pm ( 5:00pm during early-season and March 31 )

  • Lift Ticket

    25 hours pass
    Adult (ages 19-64): 30,000 yen
    Senior (ages 65+): 25,000 yen
    Students (ages 13-18): 25,000 yen
    Child (ages 4-12): 15,000 yen
    One-day pass
    Adult: 11,500 yen
    Senior: 8,600 yen
    Students: 8,600 yen
    Child: 5,700 yen
    Epic Pass usage: available
    Users with the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, or Epic Australia Pass can ski and snowboard for free for 5 consecutive days


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Resort Feature


37 courses, adding up to 42km- the most you can ride in any single resort in Japan

Enormous scale and high-quality service

Rusutsu has a stunning 32 courses with a total length of 42km-the longest in entire Japan- distributed among 3 peaks: West Mt., East Mt., and Mt. Isola. The resort is extremely user-friendly, with hooded chairlifts and gondolas that let you get around the huge resort comfortably, and the most affordable ticket prices in the industry with the total trail distance taken into account.


What makes Rusutsu an even better place is that there’s more to the resort than just riding in the vast mountain. The resort houses on its grounds accommodations that all have something to offer: The Vale Rusutsu, a condominium-style hotel great for long stays, Westin Rusutsu Resort, a luxury hotel with everything you could ask for, and Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention, a hotel right in front of the slopes that lets you ski in & out.


The world’s largest common pass, the Epic Pass, which offers access to 66 mountain resorts in 8 countries, can be used at Rusutsu Resort. Pass holders can ski for free for 5 consecutive days at Rusutsu Resort. The Epic Pass is linked with some of the world’s most highly-ranked resorts, including Vail Resort in the US, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, and Tignes in France, and is proof of the high quality of Rusutsu Resort.



Powder, tree skiing, and sidecountry

The perfect mountains that have it all

Rusutsu’s 37 courses have every kind of terrain you could hope for: ungroomed courses with plenty of powder, mystical forests open for tree skiing, park that made with natural landforms, beautifully groomed surfaces, long courses that make your knees buckle, and courses open for night skiing. Rusutsu is the perfect place that has everything a resort in Japan could possibly offer.



Tree skiing: a way to enjoy even better JAPOW

The snow in Rusutsu, like that in any other place in Hokkaido, is JAPOW. What’s more, it’s even drier than the snow in most places thanks to the resort’s inland location. It snows on and off from December to February, resetting the slopes, so you can enjoy powder riding on a near daily basis. In addition, the snow stays in great condition because the slopes in Mt. Isola and East Mt. face north and don’t get too much sun. At places open for tree skiing, the hardwood trees block out a lot of the little sunlight, making the JAPOW even finer. Rusutsu could easily be the best place to go tree skiing.


Resort information

  • Address

    〒048-1711 13 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

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  • Multilingual

    Snowmobile rides, Snow Rafting, Dog Sledding, “Horse Riding, Toya Course,” Nature Tours, Ice Fishing, heliskiing

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