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Number of lifts 18 Number of courses 36 Vertical 595 mtrs Highest point 994 mtrs Steepest run 40 c Difficulty o Advanced 30% o Intermediate 41% o Beginner 29% Annual snowfall 14.5 mtrs Night ski Yes Terrain park Yes Kid’s park Yes Kiddies daycare Yes
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Rusutsu Ski Resort

Hokkaido, Japan

Some   would   say   Rusutsu   ski   resort   is   Niseko's   little   sister.   It   does bear    many    similarities;    incredible    tree    and    off    piste    runs, semmingly   endless   top   ups   of   powder   overnight   and   a   great   choice of   runs.   However   it   is   far   less   crowded   than   Niseko   so   not   only   is there   less   time   in   the   queues,   also   the   snow   stays   untracked longer.   None   of   the   runs   are   that   steep,   meaning   it   is   a   good   place for   intermediate   riders   to   get   the   hang   of   off   piste   skiing.   Rusutsu is   actually   3   mountains   and   there   are   many   lifts   providing   fast modern   access.   Mt   East   probably   has   the   best   lines   but   Mt   Isola also    has    many    good    ones    too    including    Heavenly    Ridge    and Steamboat   B   which   both   provide   great   fall   line   riding.   There   is very   little   in   the   way   of   budget   accomodation   so   your   best   bet   is to   do   a   day   trip/s   from   Niseko. A   good   way   to   see   Rusutsu,   Niseko and   other   resorts   is   to   book   one   of   the   tours   (see   left)   or   you   can do a guided off piste day trip.     Guided day trip from Niseko     10 day Hokkaido Unplugged tour     11 day Ultimate powder tour" tour

Rusutsu Ski Resort Reviews

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Powder Hunter ¥15,900
1 day guided tour This   day   trip   from   Niseko   will   take you   to   the   back   bowls   of   Niseko   if conditions   permit   otherwise   it   will take   you   off   piste   to   another   ski resort such as Rusutsu or Kiroro.
More info More info Ultimate Powder ¥329,000
11 day hosted tour Chasing Japow all over Hokkaido 10 nights accommodation 8 guided ski days 7 days lift tickets All transfers Furano,Asahidake, Kamui Tomamu, Niseko back bowls Shiribetsu or Rusutsu Sapporo Kokusai, Backcountry gear
More info More info Power tour  ¥249,000
8 day hard core tour for advanced riders 7 nights accommodation 6 day guided days 1 way airport transfer Resort transfers Roadside pillow lines 2 backcountry guides Max 8 guests
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