Shirokin Chalet-Japan's premier skiing destination
With an average annual snowfall of over 13 meters, Rusutsu has the most incredible powder and tree skiing in the world minus the crowds.
The resort has 3 unique mountains consisting of 19 lifts which provide access to 37 runs (524 acres), terrain parks, half pipe, the new side country park and night skiing facilities.
The Lift system can carry over 30,000 people per hour and consists of 4 gondolas, 7 quad chairlifts and 8 pair chair lifts which means no lift lines. Lifts are open from 9am till 20.45. Lift tickets are electronic and prices starts at 7,400 yen for a 5 hour lift ticket.
Kids will love the new and exclusive winter playground packed full of fun features and exciting activities and the kids ski school offer students the opportunity to learn how to ski in both an indoor and outdoor environment, this program is a fun and unique way for kids to learn.
The resort also has the Salomon & Atomic rental shop which offers the latest range of high performance snow sports equipment and clothing.
Rusutsu resort has a multitude of shops, superb restaurants and entertainment so you can enjoy the on snow activities or just relax.
Annual snowfall: 13 meters
Opening date: Late November
Closing date: Weather permitting
Vertical: 594 m.
Top elevation: 994m.
Skiable area: 524 acres.
Combined total of runs: 42 km.
Longest run: 3.5km.
Lift system: 19 (4 gondalas, 7 quad chairlifts & 8 pair chairlifts.
Lift capacity: 30,300 per hour.
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