Talk about skiing in Japan and Hokkaido will come into mind. The northernmost of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido is well known for its ski areas, volcanoes and natural hot springs (onsen).
Niseko in Hokkaido has long been the number one ski destination. But the lesser known Rusutsu is catching up on the game. Rusutsu Resort dethroned Niseko and won the title of Japan Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards in 2017 and 2018.
With a large ski area that covers three mountains, Rusutsu has a variety of long runs with a good mix of groomed trails, great powder snow and tree runs. It is located close to Lake Toya (Toyako) and is just on the other side of Mount Yotei from Niseko.
Ski-fanatics will rejoice to know that Rusutsu joins the Epic Pass beginning with the 2019-20 winter season. The industry-leading Epic Pass features 66 mountain resorts in eight countries for the 2019-20 season, and offer 10 total days of access across 11 resorts in Japan.
A 90 minutes drive from the New Chitose Airport, Rusutsu is an all-season destination. Not just great for winter activities, the family-friendly destination boasts summer activities including golf and an amusement park with over 60 attractions and 8roller coasters.
Located right at the foot of Rusutsu’s West Mountain slopes, The Vale Rusutsu is the first step in a master-planned rejuvenation of Hokkaido’s leading all-season mountain resort.
Promising to deliver world-class service and facilities, the ski-in ski-out development is also the first condominium hotel in Rusutsu.
Developed by Kamori Kanko, the owner of Rusutsu Resort and Hokkaido’s largest tourism and hospitality company, The Vale Rusutsu is at the hub of Rusutsu Resort’s hotel and entertainment facilities. The development is designed to fully integrate with the existing resort and connect to the resort’s brand-new onsen spa.
From the north, guests are treated to scenes of Mount Shiribetsu. The southern aspect offers views of the Tower Golf Course, East Mountain and Mount Isola, while Izumikawa Golf Course greets guests to the east. Those facing the west will enjoy vistas of West Mountain and Rusutsu Resort.
Designed to capture the essence of the surrounding glory of nature, the rooms reflect spaciousness and opulence. Complemented by clean lines and a naturally warm palette, this masterful composition drives the soft interiors to blend seamlessly with the outdoors. Floor to ceiling windows further enhance the enviable views of the expansive terrains.
A total of 156 apartments across 10 floors will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, as well as penthouse apartments. There are also dual apartments linking two one-bedroom units together to create a more versatile 2-bedroom option. All apartments are furbished with luxury and modern conveniences befitting the prestigious development.
The Vale Rusutsu will be managed and operated by Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE], the multi-award winning team who specialises in offering the ultimate in alpine comfort. Owners will be entitled to a premium membership which is renewable. Benefits include complimentary shuttle services between the New Chitose Airport and Rusutsu Resort, priority restaurant bookings, as well as discounts off ski and snowboard rentals, ski lessons, lift pass, golf equipment rentals and golf green fees.
Be among the first in the world to own a slice of Rusutsu at The Vale Rusutsu.