Rusutsu Facilities & Services

Rusutsu Facilities & Services

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Rusutsu Resort Facilities

Rusutsu is a well developed resort with good services and facilities for those on a ski or snowboard holiday.

Rusutsu Ski Hire and Snowboard Rental

Rusutsu Resort has four shops for ski and snowboard equipment rentals. These are:
  • Rusutsu Resort Hotel - North Wing 2nd floor – standard equipment
  • Rusutsu Resort Hotel - North Wing 1st floor – demo equipment and powder skis
  • Rusutsu Resort Hotel – South Wing 1st floor – standard equipment
  • The Westin – premium equipment rentals
Rusutsu Resort ski rentals include a small range of powder skis, none of which are super long, and no backcountry gear. The prices are very high, especially for snowboards, so if you have the right equipment for the Rusutsu powder, bring it with you if you can.

Amuse Sports is a shop located across the road from the Rusutsu Resort Hotel near the Seicomart. Prices for equipment rentals are much more in line for what you’d expect in Japan.

Rusutsu Child Care

Rusutsu Resort Nursery School is located in the Highland Lodge which is attached to the South Wing of the Rusutsu Resort Hotel. It offers day care for 1 year old infants to pre-schoolers. The Rusutsu day care operates from 0830 to 1830 and is closed on Tuesdays.

For Rusutsu babysitting, Niseko Kids Club provides carers that speak fluent English that can come to your hotel/accommodation. Babysitting is for newborns up to adolescents. 

Rusutsu Ski School

Kids Ski School Rusutsu

Rusutsu Resort offers kids group ski lessons with a native English speaking instructor for ages 7-14 in either a half day (2.5 hours) or full day (5 hours) format. For the latter, lunch is supervised, so you don’t have to leave to waist deep powder of Mt Isola in the middle of the day. These group lessons are mostly targeted at beginners.

For kids lessons under the age of 7 or snowboard lessons, tuition with an English speaking instructor can be provided in a private format which is rather costly.


Group ski and snowboard lessons in English are not available at Rusutsu, but you can book a private lesson if you have the budget. Rusutsu Resort also offers private mountain guiding of the in-resort areas for experts.

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Eating On Mountain

No matter where you’re skiing or boarding at Rusutsu, lunch or snacks are never far away.

Powder hounds hanging out on Mt Isola can head to the Cafeteria Steamboat which is located at the base of the Isola #1 quad chair. It’s a cafeteria in the truest sense so it’s a bit sterile, but it offers a great range of inexpensive Japanese meals. It is also handy for that mid-morning cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

There is also the Isola 2000 Cafeteria at the base of the Isola Gondola as well as a large cafeteria at the base of East Mountain, whilst those hanging out on West Mountain have a raft of choices for food at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel.

Banking Facilities

There is a Seven Bank ATM located within the Rusutsu Resort Hotel under the stairs to the game world (between the carousel) that accepts cash and credit cards. There is also an ATM in the 7-Eleven store. ATMs in Japan can sometimes be fickle and even if the machine says it accepts Cirrus, sometimes it just doesn't. If you want to be super safe, take cash with you. And remember that Japan is a cash society and some restaurants don't accept plastic fantastic.