Japan is Even More Epic | Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido Joins the Epic Australia Pass

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Some of the best deep powder and tree skiing in the world. Credit: Epic Pass

Get ready, Japan is even more Epic! Rusutsu, Japan has joined the Epic Australia pass beginning with the 2019-2020 season.

Vail Resorts, Inc yesterday announced a long-term alliance with one of the most renowned resorts in the world for deep powder and tree skiing, Rusutsu Resort, located in Hokkaido, Japan. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at the three unique, interlinked mountains that make up Rusutsu Resort. The addition of Rusutsu to the Epic Pass brings total pass access to 66 mountain resorts in eight countries in the 2019-20 season, significantly more than any other season pass in the world.

“We’re excited to announce this long-term alliance between Vail Resorts and Rusutsu Resort, beginning in the 2019-20 season, adding access to another incredible Japanese destination for Epic Pass, Epic Australia Pass, and Epic Local Pass holders,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Our season pass holders crave both the variety of world-class ski and snowboard experiences and the unmatched value that the Epic Pass products offer. Now they have access to the deep powder and incredible guest experience at Rusutsu.”

Rusutsu Resort, located in central Hokkaido, receives an average annual snowfall of 550″ (14-meters) and has some of the best powder and tree skiing found anywhere in the world. The resort has three separate mountains, offers all levels of ski and snowboard terrain with more than 37 trails, connected by four gondolas and 14 lifts, with two terrain parks and 1,378 acres of terrain.

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An average of 550″ of snow. Credit: Epic Pass

Rusutsu’s immaculately groomed trails, powder bowl access, and beautiful woodland scenery are ideal for skiers and riders of all levels. 

The addition of Rusutsu to the Epic Australia Pass, brings the total Japanese access to 10 days across 11 different resorts, including the ten resorts in the Hakuba Valley, Japan.

Now’s the time to grab your 2019 Epic Australia Pass with only $49 upfront before the price rise. If Japan wasn’t on your trip list, get yourself over there now.


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