Rusutsu

Country: Japan Latitude: 42.7514 N, Longitude: 140.904 W
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Ep.1 -YUKI-

Yuki is the Japanese word for snow. Any attempt to portray Rusutsu without mention of the Yuki that falls here would be a very incomplete illustration of Rusutsu, Hokkaido, or even Japan. The snow is why we go to Japan in the first place, thus in the snow is where our video journey to Rusutsu begins. This is why we dedicate the first episode solely to the incredibly deep and unbelievably light snow that buries Rusutsu each winter. This is the first reason we travel to Japan; to find that feeling we are looking for when we chase powder. TO VIEW THE ENTIRE SERIES - snowlocals.com/episodes/#video

Rusutsu is Disneyland on snow; two massive buildings connected by monorail make up almost all the accommodation, there are robotic theatrics all through and a massive amusement park at the bottom of the slopes that stand dormant during winter. Who needs roller coasters when you have this much powder snow. If you don't understand what the fuss about powder snow is all about, Rusutsu is the perfect training ground. Nothing too steep and room to move on groomed runs with 20-30cm of fresh powder on top is a typical day in Rusutsu.

Rusutsu is Disneyland on snow; two massive buildings connected by monorail make up almost all the accommodation, there are robotic theatrics all through and a massive amusement park at the bottom of the slopes that stand dormant during winter. Who needs roller coasters when you have this much powder snow. If you don't understand what the fuss about powder snow is all about, Rusutsu is the perfect training ground. Nothing too steep and room to move on groomed runs with 20-30cm of fresh powder on top is a typical day in Rusutsu. » Full Description

Terrain Difficulty

30.0% Beginner
40.0% Intermediate
30.0% Advanced

Season Length

Open: November Close: May

Lifts 18

Terrain Difficulty

30.0%
Beginner
40.0%
Intermediate
30.0%
Advanced

Overview

18 Lifts
3.5/2.2 Longest
37 Runs
42/26.1 Lenght

Lifts

Lifts18
Carpets3 (located in ski school lesson area)
Draglifts0
Chairlifts14
Gondolas4
Uplift30000

Terrain

Runs37
Length42/26.1
Longest3.5/2.2
Parks1
Halfpipes
XcountryYes

Night

NightskiingYes
NightliftsYes
NightverticalYes
NightrunsYes

Snowmaking

SnowmakingNo
Snowguns
Snowmakingarea
Snowmakingruns

Hire

SkihireYes
Snowboard hireYes
ClothingYes
SnowshoesYes

Demos

DemosYes
SnowsportsadultsYes
SnowsportschildrenYES
GuidesYes

Services

BankYes
ChildcareYes
TicketallianceYes

Distance

DomairSapporo-Chitose
Distdomair2 hrs
IntairSapporo-Chitose
Distintair2 hrs
RailwayKutchan
Distrailway60 min

Tours

SnowmobiletoursYes
SleighridesYes
HorseridingYes
IceskatingNo

More to Hire

XcountryhireYes
TelemarkYes
ToboggansYes
TubingYes
SnowmobileYes

Other

IceskatinghireNo
HockeyrinkNo
CurlingNo
HeliskiingYes