Rusutsu Ski Holidays


A quirky, powder-filled paradise, Rusutsu ski holidays are great on their own or as part of a longer trip in Hokkaido.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder

Around 14-metres of fresh powder falls on this resort each year. Add to this the exceptionally good tree-skiing and exceptionally good off-piste, and you see why ski holidays in Rusutsu are so popular with powder skiers and why it was voted Japan's Best Ski Resort 2021.

With a backdrop of volcanoes and blue lakes, the ski area covers two mountains - East and West. Connected by a gondola, most of the skiing is on East Mountain, and the slopes can be blissfully quiet on weekdays. For freestyle fans, the terrain park is excellent, while beginners and children have dedicated zones for learning.

Most resort facilities are based at the quirky Rusutsu Hotel, with its Bavarian village and singing tree. Here, there are 11 or so restaurants and bars, as well as classic Japanese onsens (hot springs) and a wave pool.

Rusutsu is a fantastic place to spend a few days, or include as a day trip from Niseko (an hour away) - smaller than our other resorts, we recommend 3-4 days here, rather than a whole week.

"A quirky resort with quiet slopes and phenomenal tree runs, Rusutsu is blessed with a 14 meter snow average so its powder laps for days."

Rusutsu 2023/24

Duration: 02:30


Our Prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 1-2 days of receiving your request.


Resort Guide

December to April
Nearest airport
Sapporo Chitose
Transfer time
2 hours
994 m
Vertical drop
594 m
Ski area
420 ski acres
Ski lifts
30% advanced 40% intermediates 30% beginners