The Rusutsu Resort Hotel is ski-in ski-out
The Rusutsu Resort Hotel is ski-in ski-out
The Rusutsu Resort Hotel is located at the base of West Mt.
The Rusutsu Resort Hotel is located at the base of West Mt.
The slopeside Rusutsu Resort Hotel is very large
The slopeside Rusutsu Resort Hotel is very large
Many of the hotel rooms offer great views
Many of the hotel rooms offer great views
Western twin room at Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Western twin room at Rusutsu Resort Hotel
A good sized room (by Japanese standards)
A good sized room (by Japanese standards)
The main Rusutsu accommodation: Resort Hotel
The main Rusutsu accommodation: Resort Hotel
Looking in towards the wave pool
Looking in towards the wave pool
Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Rusutsu Resort Hotel
The lobby of the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
The lobby of the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Some of the kitsch decor inside the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Some of the kitsch decor inside the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
The wave pool
The wave pool
A lounge area at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
A lounge area at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Looking across to the Rusutsu Tower and East Mt
Looking across to the Rusutsu Tower and East Mt
Rusutsu Tower Hotel is very adult-friendly
Rusutsu Tower Hotel is very adult-friendly
Inside the Rusutsu Tower Hotel
Inside the Rusutsu Tower Hotel
Rusutsu Tower Hotel
Rusutsu Tower Hotel
The Pension Lilla Huset is just across the road from the resort
The Pension Lilla Huset is just across the road from the resort
This pension provides inexpensive Rusutsu accommodation
This pension provides inexpensive Rusutsu accommodation
Strolling alongside the Rusutsu Resort Hotel
Strolling alongside the Rusutsu Resort Hotel

Accommodation

Rusutsu Accommodation

If you are a powder hound it is worth staying at Rusutsu accommodation for at least a few days to get to the amazing deep powder before the day-trippers from Niseko get there. Rusutsu accommodation options are mostly limited to resort hotels and pensions.

You can look at Rusutsu accommodation availability here via these 3 links:

 Rusutsu Hotels

The Rusutsu Resort Hotel (North and South Wings) is the main hotel at the base of the ski lifts, a 4-star hotel with over 530 rooms. It is very conveniently located at the base of West Mountain with ski-in ski-out access to the slopes which include the kids’ area and other beginner slopes. The hotel has a variety of Western and Japanese style room configurations to cater for 2 to 5 guests. The hotel complex has about 16 shops, various restaurants, Disney-esque things for the kids to look at, plus an indoor wave pool and Japanese onsens. This is a very family oriented hotel.

The other resort hotel is the Westin Rusutsu Resort (formerly the Tower Hotel), a 24-storey all-suite hotel with quality upscale accommodations. It provides easy access to the golf course during summer, whilst access to the ski slopes requires a mono-rail ride to get back to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel and West Mountain, or a pair lift ride to get to the East Mountain. The hotel offers 231 large rooms and has its own shops and restaurants.
 
Rusutsu Resort Hotel Rusutsu Resort Hotel
 $$$$
Ski-in/out. Fantastic location, ideal for families with young ones with direct access to beginner slopes. Indoor wave pool, shops, restaurants, cafes, sports bar, sauna, jacuzzi, onsen, wifi, car parking...
Rusutsu Resort Tower Rusutsu Tower Hotel: The Westin
 $$$$$
Short mono rail or chair lift ride to the slopes with luxury suites with western bedding for up to 4 people. Several restaurants of varying cuisine to choose from within the hotel plus Japanese onsen (bath house)...
See all available accommodation at Rusutsu here >>
Rusutsu House
Shirokin Chalet is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house catering up to 10 guests, located about 800 metres from the Rusutsu Resort.

Villa Rusutsu offers a few villa types for up to 5 guests. The villas have a small living area but no kitchen although there is a restaurant on-site. Villa Rusutsu is located about 2km from Rusutsu Resort.
Rusutsu Budget Accommodation
There are several inexpensive pensions near Rusutsu that are run by Japanese families, so you're highly likely to get a great Japanese cultural experience. The only downside is that they are popular so it can be hard to find availability. 

An inexpensive option is the Pension Sky Be which offers simple twin room accommodation with shared bathroom. This pension is about 5 minutes walk to the ski resort.

The Ohisama House is a simple inn offering twin rooms with ensuite bathroom. It is ski-in and there is also a free shuttle to and from the ski area. This accommodation is located close to the non-resort restaurants and izakayas.

Rusutsu Budget Accommodation - Pension Lilla Huset Pension Lilla Huset
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Located directly across the road from the Rusutsu Resort Hotel, this little gem offers simple and good value accommodation. Mix of Japanese & western rooms, some with private en suites plus a Japanese bathhouse...
Pension Clydesdale | Rusutsu Budget ACcommodation Pension Clydesdale
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Located 3 mins drive from Rusutsu Resort. Double & triple rooms with free wifi, LCD TVs & shared bathrooms & toilets. Free onsite parking, free shuttle and a restaurant that serves breakfast & dinner...
Rusutsu Pension - Ohisama House Ohisama House
 $$
2-star lodge with ski-in access from Rusutsu Resort plus direct access to free shuttle & walk to restaurants. Rooms with western beds, flat screen TV, fridge, balcony & private en suite. Free wifi, common living area, free parking...
Rusutsu Pension - Pension Sky Be Pension Sky Be
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2-star Japanese pension with simple Japanese-style bedrooms with TV & shared facilities. Located 5 mins walk to lifts. Free wifi & free parking plus massage services available.
See all available accommodation at Rusutsu here >>

Other Accommodation Options

The other option is to stay in Niseko accommodation and take day trips to Rusutsu (as it is only 30 minutes away).

Or if you have a car you could stay in the Lake Toya area.


Ski lodging & accommodations
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Price Legend$ - Budget
$$ - Moderate
$$$ - Deluxe
$$$$ - Premium
$$$$$ - Opulent

Rusutsu Hotels
$$$$-$$$$$ Rusutsu Resort Hotel
$$$$$ Westin Rusutsu Resort

Other Rusutsu Accommodation$-$$ Pension Sky Be
$-$$ Rusutsu Pension Clydesdale
$$ Ohisama House
$$$ Shirokin Chalet