On the whole, staying in at the base of Rusutsu means easy access
to lifts, certified snowsports schools & equipment, delicious dining & fantastic family resort facilities & activities. There are 2 luxurious resort hotels at the base of East & West mountains in Rusutsu.
The village of Rusutsu is spread out between the Rusutsu Resort Hotel and the 2017 & 2018 award-winning Westin Rusutsu Resort which is connected to the Rusutsu Resort Hotel by a monorail (operates 7am to 11pm) and shuttle buses - but is also an easy walk.
The resort hotels' facilities & services are shared.
They include an indoor wave pool (with a 100m waterslide!), two large onsens, gyms, indoor tennis courts, massage services, and a game centre for guests including 8 restaurants, bars and coffee lounges, 22 stores and 2 convenience stores collectively. This MAP shows the Rusutsu Resort Hotel.
Within 3 kms from the base of the Rusutsu mountains is some alternative accommodation - to book, refer Booking.com.
For the drivers, plenty of car parking is available for easy lift access.
Thirty minutes drive away is Niseko. Donan bus travels between Rusutsu Resort Hotel to Hirafu Welcome Centre, Niseko.
Booking.com and AirBnB are also great for booking family accommodation if you'd like to DIY your own package.