Niseko is a world famous ski destination and it is just 35 minutes drive from Rusutsu! On the other side of the iconic Mount Yotei the four resorts of Niseko United form one of the largest ski areas in Japan. The developers have well and truly got a hold of what once were small, farming communities and transformed the area around Mount Annapuri into a ski destination to rival any in the world, with luxury accommodation and high-end dining options everywhere you look.
35 minute drive
The downside of the huge developments that have brought Niseko into the limelight is the incredible number of people that now journey to its slopes every season. This critical mass brings with it all of the amenities that a holiday-maker could want, but leaves the lifts and trails overcrowded. It is for this reason that Rusutsu, so close to Niseko, is the perfect escape. Whether you stay in Niseko and commute, or decide to stay the whole time in Rusutsu, you will be able to experience the serenity and privacy that the early pioneers of Japanese powder skiing marvelled at.