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SKI Japan - Hokkaido

Rusutsu

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A quiet, fun and often overlooked resort with lots of cruisy groomed runs and hidden powder stashes. With a lack of crowds and 13 m of Hokkaido's light, dry powder makes this a real gem. A purpose built resort with hotel style accommodation consisting of the Rusutsu Tower, North and South Wings and a few log cabins all connected by a monorail. Rusutsu is unique with an added touch of Disneyland like features that include a two-story indoor Merry Go Round, Musical Fountains, and light displays. This resort is suited for those wanting quiet nightlife, epic powder and ski in ski out accommodation.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Don't forget your swimming togs as there is loads of fun to be had at the indoor wave pool complete with a 100 m water slide. Located in the South Wing hotel. 

 
 

 
Base Elevation

BASE ELEVATION


400 metres / 1,312 feet

Peak Elevation

PEAK ELEVATION


994 metres / 3,261 feet

Vertical Rise

VERTICAL RISE


594 metres / 1,948 feet

Annual Snowfall

ANNUAL SNOWFALL


1,298 centimetres / 511 inches

trails

TRAILS


37

Lifts

LIFTS


18

Skiable terrain

SKIABLE TERRAIN


170 hectares / 420 acres

Season

SEASON


November to April



ACCOMMODATION


 

HOKKAIDO

Rusutsu Resort Hotel

★★★★

Located at the base of West Mountain, this hotel offers four-star luxury accommodation and ski in and ski out convenience. The hotel is brimming with facilities including a sports bar, shopping mall, and full-sized carousel. The property has several eateries and great entertainment and atmosphere for the kids. Guaranteed to please. Rooms can cater from twin share to quad share.

Features: Bathroom, bar fridge, LCD TV, safe, dehumidifier, slippers, robe, small indoor shopping mall, internet, indoor wave pool, several restaurants

 
HOKKAIDO

Westin Rusutsu Resort

★★★★

Located in a separate building to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel.The Westin Rusutsu Resort offers larger "mansionette" rooms. In this 24-storey all-suite tower, all guestrooms come with a spacious living room and bedroom. Ideal for families or groups of 4 - 6, these split-level rooms have fantastic views. There is a free monorail to the main gondola- 2 minutes away. Options are one and two bedroom suites.



ACTIVITIES


Otaru Private Day Trip

Otaru Private Day Trip

Let us organise for you a day trip to Otaru a prominent fishing village rich in Japanese culture. This is not a guided tour but if there is somewhere specific you wish to visit we can arrange for your driver to take you there. In February there is the annual Snow Light Festival 06 -15 February where the city is decorated in lights and snow statues for 10 days. The combination of a snowy town and the glittering lanterns creates a magical Winter setting. The festival usually coincides with the Sapporo Ice Festival.

Potato Cake Making

Potato Cake Making

When in Japan why not try something different with a potato making, ice cream, caramel or cheese making class. Hokkaido is proud of its local farming communities and this will be an opportunity to learn and taste some of the local areas produce. Classes can be booked locally when in the resort.

Indoor Wave Pool

Indoor Wave Pool

Don't forget your swimming togs as you will have a blast on the 100 m aqua coaster. Then get ready for the waves!



GETTING THERE


  • LOCATION
  • Southwest of Sapporo City and the New Chitose Airport

  • CLOSEST AIRPORT
  • New Chitose Airport

  • TRANSFER
  • 1.5 hr from New Chitose Airport

  • CAR HIRE
  • Yes from New Chitose Airport

  • FLIGHT
  • The most direct route is to fly into Tokyo and connect to a domestic flight to Chitose Airport. Buying separate domestic flights within Japan can be expensive. Let us take care of booking your flights all the way to Chitose Airport.

    Please note that transfers from and to Chitose Airport do not operate after and before certain times. Contact us today at infoski@hot.co.nz



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