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Rusutsu Ski Resort Announces lift opening dates!

Rusutsu is one of Japan's best ski resorts, featuring the amazing Japow we all love, without the busy village atmosphere in Niseko Hirafu. It's a true favorite with local and powderhounds alike!

The Resort is located on the opposite side of Mt Yotei from Niseko and is split across three peaks - Mt Isola, East Mountain, West Mountain.

Rusutsu Ski Resort Opening Dates for 23/24 are as follows:

Scheduled open date: Saturday 25th November 2023
Scheduled closing date: Sunday 31st March 2024
For night skiing opening dates and times see our Night Skiing Guide


The Vale Rusutsu
is a ski in ski out hotel located on the West Mountain side adjacent to Kotobuki Onsen and the Resort.

Historical opening dates for Rusutsu Resort

Year Date
2022/23 2 Dec – 2 April
2021/22 27 Nov – 3 April
2020/21 4 Dec – 3 April
2019/20 24 Nov – 7 April

Lift prices:

5 hour ticket:
10,000JPY Adults, 7,200JPY Students, 4,300JPY Child,
1-day ticket:
11,500JPY Adults, 8,600JPY Students, 5,700JPY Child

For information about night skiing see here

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The Vale Rusutsu

Voted the World’s Best New Ski Hotel with direct access to the world class ski slopes and onsen at Rusutsu Resort.

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Know before you go

Those booking early in the season should be aware that unlike in places like Europe and Australia, where due to marginal snow conditions snow guns allow some Resorts to offer limited snow from the very first day - Japanese resorts do not typically have snowmaking - so these dates should be noted as the planned opening time subject to the first big powder dump.

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Amon Bradshaw

Amon Bradshaw

Amon is our Japan Marketing Manager - having joined the team in late 2022 after 5 years experience in the Australian ski and tourism industry - Amon enjoys hiking, camping and snowboarding badly.

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