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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 Length25 miles
Highest Lift3,261ft
Resort Height1,312ft
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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The ski area of Rusutsu is at an altitude of 1,312ft, with 25 miles of marked runs.


Rusutsu is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 25 miles 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.


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


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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Rusutsu?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 22 April.

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Ski Area Stats

Rusutsu Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
125 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1611 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 9 miles
Total Length
25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Rusutsu Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,261ft
Lowest Trail1,312ft
Resort Altitude (Rusutsu)1,312ft
Max Vertical1,949ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Rusutsu
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Rusutsu?

This ski resort is in Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

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


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.

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