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.

As well as miles of terrain in Rusutsu itself, there are several other nearby resorts if you fancy a change of scene – including Niseko, Moiwa and Chisenpuri. You can do a private backcountry ski or snowboard tour at Shiribetsu, which is adjacent to West Mountain. The gentle slopes of Rusutsu are ideal for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing, and when your legs are weary you can try snowmobiling, horse riding or relaxing in the spa overlooking the slopes.

The swimming pool at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel has a spa area and there are two indoor onsens, whose rejuvenating waters are perfect after a day on the slopes. The indoor onsen at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel is quite good, but the more adult-appropriate onsen at the Tower Hotel is better. The Tower Hotel also has a rotenburro - outdoor onsen.​

Rusutsu Resort is just great for kids - the weird kitsch décor is wonderful for young imaginations. Watch Daniel and the Dixie Diggers (large cartoon characters) sing, laugh at the bizarre singing and dancing tree, or go for a free ride on the merry-go-round. There is also a wave pool with a water slide and two games arcades. The snow park is also pure heaven for kids, with playground equipment and a magic carpet for tubing and sledging. The tubing course is next door - great fun!

Get in contact with us at Different Snow and we can organise a range of activities - on or off the mountain.


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.