Discover The Largest Ski Resort in Hokkaido

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. 

Photo by: Chad Clark

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. 

Chris Rubiens skiing at Rusutsu. Photo from Rusutsu Resort

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 

Nature tours. Photo from Rusutsu Resort

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!

The Vale Rusutsu. Photo from The Luxe Nomad

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.

The Vale Rusutsu. Photo by The Luxe Nomad

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!

The Luxe Nomad

Like you, we love to travel but we think that staying at beautiful places shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. That’s why we’ve gone out there and snagged the best design and luxury hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region at rates you won’t believe. WanderLuxe is our little corner of the world where we share our inspirations and thoughts about travel!

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