One of Rusutsu's biggest drawcards is its accessible tree runs and back country. Picture yourself exploring natural terrain, winding around snow topped pine trees and taking in the panoramic views. Rusutsu is the largest ski area in Hokkaido and includes three main mountains; Mount East, Mount West and Mount Isola. Each offers a great variety of trails including groomed runs with long consistent fall-lines as well as uncharted cross country to explore. The resort is also ideal for family holidays as kids have their own designated ski areas, and can have a go at tubing and dog sledding.

For more information regarding Rusutsu ski holidays contact a friendly Flight Centre consultant and don't forget to ask about our great deals on hotels, tours, travel insurance, transfers and more.

Fast Facts

Ski Season:
December - April

Opening Times:
9am - 8pm

Terrain Grades:
30% easy, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced

399m base elevation, 993m top elevation


Ski School:
Private lessons and group classes are available for adults and children

Cost of 1 Day Pass:

Car parks:
Rusutsu has 3000 car parks in winter

Getting There

The nearest main international airport to Rusutsu is New Chitose Airport, located just over 80km away. Book flights online


Rusutsu Resort has a wide range of accommodation options including hotel suites, lodges, log houses and cottages. Book accommodation online

Car Hire

Car hire is available in Chitose and Sapporo. During winter, snow chains for your tires are essential so be sure to also hire chains. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.

Travel Insurance

travel insurance is a necessity no matter where you travel overseas. When skiing or snowboarding overseas, make sure you are covered and enjoy your winter holiday with peace of mind.


There are a great range of events held at Rusutsu Resort each year. Christmas in particular, is a time filled with great festivities including ice sculpture, fireworks and snow candle nights.

All Inclusive Packages

For an all inclusive ski holiday package including flights, tours, ski passes and more please contact a Flight Centre consultant on 1800 200 6668 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Trail Map

Download the below PDF for a detailed map of the different trails available at Rusutsu. On this map, green lines represent beginner trails, red lines are intermediate trails and black lines are advanced trails.

Rusutsu Trail Map [PDF]

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