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Skiing is not the only activity you can enjoy at a winter resort with abundant ultra-fine powder snow. Located in Hokkaido, Rusutsu Resort is home to vast snowfields where you can try your hand at a whole host of activities. You’ll be amazed at all the things you can experience!

Snowmobiling: Experience an exhilarating ride through the vast snowfields

Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter activities.
Rusutsu Resort is the only place you can experience the exhilarating feeling of zooming across vast snowfields on a snowmobile. From the Standard Course where you drive around a circuit track (1-seater, 13 y/o or above) and the Long Course (1-seater, 16 y/o or above) to the Adventure Course (1-seater only, 16 y/o or above) and Long Adventure Course (1-seater only, 16 y/o or above) for more excitement, Rusutsu Resort has it all.
If you’re a beginner, you can safely enjoy snowmobiling with the help of your Instructor. The Standard Course and Long Course also offer two-seaters, so families can have fun together, too.

*Standard Course
■Duration: About 30 mins
■Price: [1-seater] 7,300 yen (13 y/o or above) [2-seater] 9,500 yen (Families are also welcome)

Snow rafting: Take an extremely exciting and thrilling ride!

Snow rafting is an activity where you slide across snowfields on a rubber boat (rafting boat) at full tilt, pulled by a snowmobile.
You’ll get a true feel for the speed as your raft slides thrillingly at every curve. Snow rafting at Rusutsu attracts a lot of fans because it’s well known for the exciting roller coaster-like ride. A big advantage of snow rafting is that you can do it together with your friends or family.
As snow may splash over you during the ride, a rental helmet and goggles are included in the price.

■Duration: About 10 mins
■Price: Adult 2,200 yen/Child (4-12 y/o) 1,650 yen *3 y/o or under with a parent or guardian can ride for free.

Dog sledding: Sledding across the snowfields with dogs

Dog sledding is an enormously popular winter activity at Rusutsu Resort.
The feeling of being at one with the dogs will be a precious experience for animal lovers. If you’re a first-timer, fear not! Your instructor will assist you, showing you how to ride. Once you’re on the sled, you will be surprised how fast it goes! The course covers a lap of a 400-meter oval track. Brace your feet at the corners and hold on tight so the cornering force doesn’t throw you off. Infants under aged two and under can ride with a parent or guardian.

■Duration: About 15-20 mins (including a lecture)
■Price: 3,850 yen
■Age: 3 y/o or above *2 y/o or under can ride with a parent or guardian for free.

Snow rambling: Experiencing the abundant nature of Rusutsu

How about a ramble around a world of white? Join a guide who knows all about Rusutsu and its nature like the back of his hand. Rusutsu Resort also offers snowfield hiking, where you’ll ramble on short skis.

Snow rambling
■Duration: About 2 hours
■Price: 5,500 yen
■Age: 13 y/o or above (shoe size: 23 cm or larger)

Ice fishing: Catching big rainbow trout through the Ice

Ice fishing is an activity where you catch fish with lures through an opening in the ice on a frozen pond.
Typical game for ice fishing is smelt, but at Rusutsu, you can fish for big rainbow trout!
Be amazed at the size of the trout you pull out. All the rainbows you catch will be released. There’s no need to worry about the cold weather, as you can sit under a dome tent. Charges for lure and fly rental are all included in the price.

■Duration: About 2 hours
■Price: 13,750 yen
■Age: 5 y/o or above
All activities at Rusutsu Resort are large-scale!
Make the most of Hokkaido's breathtaking nature, experience new things, and have the time of your life! Make Rusutsu Resort your next vacation destination.
Text & Photo:Akira Tsujino

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Rusutsu Resort Snow Activity Land

133 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1711


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