We have once again partnered with Ski Japan to offer a wide range of accommodation and discounted packages for conference attendees (and accompanying family and friends). For those staying at Rusutsu Resort, you can access an unbeatable room rate and free lift passes OR 10% off room rate for Epic Pass holders. This deal ends August 31st or when capacity is reached. 

All types of accommodation in Rusutsu do sell out early so please contact Ski Japan ASAP ( to obtain a quote. They can assist with any of the below options. We have rooms in multiple locations (resort, lodge, pensions) on hold however these are limited in number.

For first timers we have created a short summary below of the types of accommodation available in Rusutsu and are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Rusutsu Resort Hotel and Convention

The North/ South wing of Rusutsu Resort is incredible and is our pick when we stay in Rusutsu. It is a brilliant resort with large rooms, many activities offered (such as wave pool and newly opened Onsen), plenty of dining options, is truly ski in/ ski out and is the same location as the conference! There are too many features to talk about and therefore we recommend checking out the official resort website (


Ski Japan have been able to negotiate an early bird special exclusive to conference participants which currently includes free lift passes and accommodation discounts of up to 33%.

Rusutsu Resort, Travel Lodge

The Travel lodge is part of Rusutsu Resort and guests have access to all resort facilities. The lodge has a number of different room configurations and although dated, offers excellent value for money.



Pensions are a great cheap option whilst traveling around Japan with the closest western comparison being that they are like really clean family run backpackers! Most pensions in the Rusutsu area are fairly large with options of single, twin or quadruple share rooms with private ensuite's and common communal spaces where delicious homemade meals are served. Pensions are excellent value for money with many within walking distance to the slopes or offering free shuttle services.


The following site has details on a number of pensions available in the Rusutsu area ( with many others also being listed on other hosting sites such as Our advice is to book your room early as pensions in close proximity to Rusutsu are sure to fill up fast! ​


Each year new houses continue to be built in Rusutsu however these are still in short supply and fill up very fast. Houses can be booked directly through owners (recommend doing a google search to find all available) or if you require assistance the team at Ski Japan.


The Westin Rusutsu Resort

The Westin Rusutsu Resort has recently been awarded Japan's Best Ski Hotel and it lives up to all expectations! Each room is spread over two levels with striking views over Rusutsu's slopes. It is located on the opposite side of the road to the North/South wing and the conference room can be accessed via a five minute monorail ride. The Westin rooms do come with a higher price tag however those looking for a luxurious hotel to stay whilst away will not be disappointed. More information found here:

Further Afield?

We are always amazed by the accommodation options and deals people find in the surrounding area. If you want to keep your options open for where to board during the day or looking to save a considerable amount of money we recommend looking further afield to towns within a 30km radius of Rusutsu. Lots of accommodation in Hokkaido comes with free car hire or if you are staying in larger towns there are some public buses which do multiple trips a day to Rusutsu Resort.  

If you have any questions about travelling to Japan and where to stay, please feel free to contact us via the "Contact Us" form below. We are more than happy to help.


We are in the final stages of negotiating an exclusive deal for conference participants at Rusutsu Resort. Once this has been finalised with Ski Japan we will update you via email.


To take advantage of our exclusive group rate please contact Ski Japan. We have partnered with them for a number of years now and can't recommend their service enough when travelling to Japan. They are up to date with our event schedule and are a great service. Details are as follows:

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