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    Rusutsu, with Mount Yotei as the backdrop

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 400 metres

Top elevation: 994 metres

Number of lifts: 18

Number of runs: 37

Access: Fly to Sapporo Chitose Airport, direct from Hong Kong or via Tokyo or Osaka for everyone else. From the airport it's only a 90 minute coach transfer to Rusutsu. We can also organise private transfers.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Rusutsu Village is made up of the North and South wings of the main Rusutsu Resort Hotel, and Rusutsu Tower, which is connected to the main complex by monorail. Unless you have either children or a penchant for Disney, the tack on display at Rusutsu Resort Hotel might be a bit much for some; in that case, we’d recommend heading to the Tower for a lower-key vibe. That said, the accommodation at both hotels is very comfortable, and the lack of subtlety and style at Rusutsu Resort Hotel is made up for by convenience, service, comfort and facilities – not to mention proximity to the enviably quiet slopes.

There are also a few smaller cabins and cottages dotted throughout Rusutsu, or you could choose to stay in Niseko and take day trips – but to our mind the advantage of staying here is fresh tracks before the day-trippers arrive.

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 400 metres

Top elevation: 994 metres

Number of lifts: 18

Number of runs: 37

Access: Fly to Sapporo Chitose Airport, direct from Hong Kong or via Tokyo or Osaka for everyone else. From the airport it's only a 90 minute coach transfer to Rusutsu. We can also organise private transfers.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.