If you’re looking for the perfect corner of the earth where you can spend all day shredding it on wide and clear slopes, look no further than Rusutsu in Hokkaido, Japan.
This winter wonderland has been named Japan’s Best Ski Resort multiple times at the World Ski Awards. Located 40 minutes from Niseko, Hokkaido’s largest ski resort is large enough to offer every type of terrain, from serene to extreme.
Warm gondolas, high-speed quads and many other lifts carry skiers of all levels to 37 different ski runs, including off-piste skiing, immaculately groomed trails, tree lined gullies and natural powder bowls. Families will appreciate Rusutsu’s numerous kid-friendly activities
This destination is the largest all-season resort in Hokkaido with plenty of activities to do both in the summer and in the winter! Enjoy a friendly round of golf, go cycling with picturesque landscapes as your background, or explore the thrilling adventure in the amusement park. In the summer, you will find very vast slopes with powder-soft snow covering the rolling hills that are friendly for all levels of skills!
Connected to Rusutsu Resort is The Vale Rusutsu – a ski-in/ski-out hotel that makes it convenient for guests to hit the slopes directly from their door. For the adventurous, Rusutsu provides access to Shiribetsu Heli Skiing, the only proper heli-skiing experience in Japan, right next to the resort.
Complete your sense of wanderlust with a flavourful journey throughout the abundant choices of restaurants within and nearby the resort. From baked goods in the morning to a hearty bowl of the famous Rusutsu Pork Bowl to a tasty serving of Udon noodles – get ready to invigorate your taste buds!