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Hokkaido Is Incredible for Skiing! 10 Recommended Courses for High Quality Powder Snow at "Rusutsu”

Niseko / Rusutsu Skiing & Snowboarding

Rusutsu Resort has three huge skiing areas on West Mt., East Mt. and Mt. Isola. They have a total of 37 courses with a total running distance of 42km; without a doubt, it is the largest in Hokkaido. Another unique feature is the abundant powder snow with 5% water content. Additionally, every night, skilled snow compaction professionals get to work on compacting the snow to maintain the best ski slope conditions. On top of all that, the view of Mt. Yotei and Lake Toya is impressive. So, we want to introduce Rusutsu’s amazing courses.

Internet Access in Japan

Sapporo / Chitose

Offering some of the fastest connections worldwide, Japan is a well-connected country. There are plenty of readily available free Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, in major cities, and even on trains and buses. So whether you are visiting or living in Japan, there are plenty of internet options available so that you can stay connected while traveling. Getting by only using free hotspots is entirely possible when traveling in a densely populated area, such as major cities and tourist areas. For a steady connection, a variety of paid services are available, catering to every budget and situation.

Crispy, Tasty & Addictive! All About Japanese "Senbei" Rice Crackers

Sapporo / Chitose Other Japanese Food

If you haven’t tried them, senbei are a type of traditional Japanese cracker that have been enjoyed for centuries. First introduced to Japan via China in the Tang Dynasty, the original senbei were made from potato and had a cake-like texture. Since the Edo period, however, a salty soy sauce variety of senbei made with toasted rice became popular and nowadays senbei are popularly made with the same toasted rice recipe.

Free Bus?! Access Guide to Hokkaido’s Huge “Rusutsu Resort”

Niseko / Rusutsu Skiing & Snowboarding

Rusutsu Resort is Hokkaido’s largest scale winter resort where you can enjoy premium snow powder and a majestic landscape. There are 37 courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, and they even offer fun snow activities such as dog sledding and riding snowmobiles. For accommodation, they have the “Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention” and “The Westin Rusutsu Resort,” which both offer a comfortable stay and exquisite Hokkaido cuisine. It takes about 120 minutes to reach Rusutsu Resort from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo. It also has great access as the bus arrives in front of the “Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention” North Wing and in front of the “The Westin Rusutsu Resort.” We’ve put together detailed routes to reach Rusutsu Resort from the major areas of Hokkaido. Text & Photos: Kawashima Nobuhiro

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