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Japan's Best Ski Resort 2019 & Japan's Best Ski Hotel 2019

Rusutsu Resort triumphs for the third consecutive year at the World Ski Awards with Kamori Kanko Chairman Kimihito Kamori awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019’.

On November 23rd 2019, Rusutsu Resort (operated by President Hisatake Kamori, headquartered in Sapporo) was again awarded the prestigious award for Japan’s Best Ski Resort 2019 with The Westin Rusutsu Resort winning Japan’s Best Ski Hotel 2019, at the prestigious World Ski Awards, 2019 ceremony, in Kitzbühel, Austria. This marks the third consecutive year in which Rusutsu Resort has won this remarkable double award.

In addition, Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd chairman Mr Kimihito Kamori received the Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism 2019, which honours his significant achievements in the ski industry.

Rusutsu Resort joins the EPIC PASS for the 2019-20 winter season

Rusutsu joins the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass in a long-term alliance, beginning with the 2019-20 winter season.

Epic Pass, Epic Local and Epic Australia Pass holders will receive five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu Resort in Hokkaido, Japan for the 2019-20 season.

WA! KAMAKURA Bar - Japanese Igloo -

Situated next to The Westin Rusutsu Resort is our brand new ‘Wa! KAMAKURA Bar’.

This exciting snow area features a collection of snow houses and seasonal decorations, the perfect place to explore and take seasonal photos. Enjoy warms drinks, alcoholic beverages and a selection of delicious snacks in our winter wonderland.

Click here to learn more about our new Wa! Kamakura bar.

Special ski package | Direct flights from Australia

7 Nights in Rusutsu + Direct Flights with Qantas + Transfers + 2 day lift pass

To celebrate the new direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Sapporo with Qantas, Rusutsu has partnered with SkiJapan.com to offer what is likely to be the best deal of the season.
From just $2,480 AUD per person (based on travel in March, quad share), guests will get seven nights’ accommodation in Rusutsu Resort Hotel, two days lift pass, direct flights with Qantas, and ground transfers.
Please visit skijapan website for more information and make a booking.

The new non-stop service to Sapporo with Finland airline

Finnair is launching a new seasonal service to Sapporo, Japan this winter that will operate twice a week from December 15, 2019 until March 27, 2020.

This notably reduces travel time on the route by a minimum of three hours and cuts out the need for stopovers – mostly in Tokyo, Osaka.  It's now even easier for European travellers to experience world-famous powder in Hokkaido.

A brand-new natural hot spring at Rusutsu Resort

Our brand new hot spring "Kotobuki" is now opened.

A brand new hot spring (onsen) with a total floor space of 3,000 square meters. Overlooking at Shikotsu-Toya National Park with an indoor pool with large heat-generating floor to ceiling windows and spacious outdoor bath.

Take a virtual tour of our new 3,000 square meters hot spring before your next visit!

K-Winter pass

The 2019-20 K-Winter Pass is now on sale. 

This great season pass allows unlimited access to 4 of Hokkaido premier resorts including; Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro, Sapporo Teine, and Nakayama-toge. If you are thinking about spending next season in Hokkaido this pass could be the perfect option.
Also, purchase a K-Winter Pass before May 6th to receive a free 10,000 JPY meal coupon!

Culture experience

If you wish to have a unique food experience while your ski trip to Hokkaido, why not join our sushi making class for a fun afternoon of culture and food experience.

Learn from our experienced chief about Hokkaido’s best seafood and how to make Nigiri (hand-shaped Sushi) and Gunkan Maki (Battleship Sushi).

Guests are also welcome to join our Japanese calligraphy workshop every Friday and the North Wing lobby.

Winter season 2019-2020

Opening Date
For Winter Season 2019-2020, Rusutsu Resort is set to open on 23 November 2019* closing on 5 April 2020. *The opening date may change depends on snow and weather conditions.

For Hotel Packages for Winter 2019-20, please visit Winter packages page.
For information about Rusutsu Resort Ski area, please visit Mountain page.