Rusutsu Resort has made the decision to run lifts on a limited schedule for the 2020/21 season, announcing that six lifts would be closed permanently and others operated on a temporary basis. In addition, the Freedom Park (East Mt.) and Side Country Park (West Mt.) will not open.

The post named the Yotei Gondola, East Quad, East No.2 Pair, Isola No.4 Quad, Isola No.5 Pair, and the Across No.1 Pair as the lifts that would be put on ice.

The resort has otherwise indicated that it will open as planned on December 4, though it will do so with a host of safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 – as has been the case through its summer operation period.

Rusutsu 2020/21 trail map

Rusutsu 2020/21 trail map

Rusutsu 2020/21 lift closures

West Mt.

Yotei Gondola

East Mt.

East Quad
East No.2 Pair
Across No.1 Pair

Mt. Isola

Isola No.4 Quad
Isola No.5 Pair

Updated to reflect Japanese version of website:A pretty significant update from Rusutsu resort advising re. Winter…

Posted by Rusutsu20-20 on Friday, 18 September 2020