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Rusutsu Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Hokkaido, located in the northern region of Japan. The vast ski area offers three distinct mountains interconnected via a network of 18 ski lifts. Guests can enjoy 37 long, wide trails, which feature; immaculate grooming, pristine powder and some of Hokkaido’s finest lift-accessed tree skiing & side country options. Additionally, Experts can experience heli-skiing on the majestic Mt Shiribetsu. This opportunity boasts unrivalled access to some of Hokkaido’s deepest powder and steepest terrain. Siberian weather systems travelling over the Sea of Japan deliver an incredible average of 14 meters of snow, per season. Rusutsu is renowned for receiving light, fresh powder almost every day during the season.
Located at the base of the ski area, the interconnected Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention and The Westin Rusutsu Resort offer a wide variety of après-ski options, perfect for all ages. Experience dining, bars, hot springs, live music, and a variety of seasonal activities & events.