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Access to Rusutsu Resort on the Epic Australia Pass

What access will be provided to skiing and riding at Rusutsu Resort on the 2019-2020 Epic Season Pass products?

The following season pass products provide access to Rusutsu Resort, beginning with the 2019-2020 winter season: 

  1. 2019 Epic Australia Pass: (currently on sale) = A total of five unrestricted consecutive days of skiing and snowboarding at Rusutsu Resort. No blackout dates. 
  2. 2019-2020 Epic Pass: (on sale Spring of 2019) = A total of five unrestricted consecutive days of skiing and snowboarding at Rusutsu Resort. No blackout dates. 
  3. 2019-2020 Epic Local Pass: (on sale Spring of 2019) = A total of five unrestricted consecutive days of skiing and snowboarding at Rusutsu Resort. No blackout dates. 

Frequently Asked Questions

2019 - 2020 Season Access Only 

The first season of access to Rusutsu Resort is the 2019-2020 Season. Access will be included on 2019 Epic Australia Passes and 2019-2020 Epic Passes and Epic Local Passes.

Where is Rusutsu Resort in Japan?

Rusutsu Resort is located in Hokkaido, Japan, just 90 minutes from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport.

How do I get access to ski or snowboard at Rusutsu Resort in 2019-2020 season once I have purchased my Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass?

2019-2020 Epic Pass holders are required to present their valid Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass hard card and a valid photo ID to the lift cashier at Rusutsu Resort to redeem their five-day lift ticket.

I’m a 2018 Epic Australia Pass holder or a 2018 -2019 Epic or Epic Local Pass holder, will there be any benefits for this season?
No. The long-term alliance with Rusutsu Resort begins in the 2019-2020 season. There are no Epic Pass products that will provide access to Rusutsu for the 2018-2019 season. Access to Rusutsu will be included on the 2019-2020 Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass, which will go on sale in the spring of 2019. Epic Australia Pass is on sale now for 2019 ski season and will include access to Rusutsu.
I purchased my 2019 Epic Australia Pass online but have not yet received the actual pass. Can I access Rusutsu Resort?
Yes you can access Rusutsu in the 2019-20 season, bring your Epic Australia Pass confirmation and photo ID to a Rusutsu Resort ticket office to redeem a day pass. Please note the release of liability must have been completed for your Season Pass to be active and you must have a recent photo on file. If you have questions about your Epic Australia Pass please contact  Perisher Customer Service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I have not received my 2019 Epic Australia Pass yet. Can I get one printed at Rusutsu Resort?
Vail Resorts season passes can only be printed at a Vail Resorts owned and operated resort. If you have questions about your Epic Australia Pass please email Perisher Customer Service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Do Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass discounts (e.g., discounts on food, etc.) apply at Rusutsu Resort?
No. Epic Pass product discounts are only valid at Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts.
Are my Bring-A-Mate tickets on my Epic Australia Pass valid at Rusutsu Resort?
No. Epic Australia Pass Bring-A-Mate tickets will not be valid for use at Rusutsu Resort. They are valid at all Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts.
Will EpicMix be available at Rusutsu Resort?
No. EpicMix is only available at these resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; Stowe in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Visit www.epicmix.com for more details.
How many days of skiing do Epic Australia Season Pass holders get at Rusutsu Resort?
Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass, holders will receive five consecutive days of skiing or snowboarding at Rusutsu Resort with no blackout dates, beginning with the 2019-2020 season.
What if I want to ski more than 5 days?
Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders who wish to ski more than 5 days receive 50% off of lift tickets to Rusutsu Resort for any additional days beyond the allotted 5 days in the 2019-2020 season.
Are Kamori Winter Passes eligible for any ski days at Vail Resorts ski areas?

Kamori Winter Pass holders will receive 50% off of the current lift ticket prices at all Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts beginning with the 2019/2020 season including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Discounts do not apply at partner resorts.

Are there any lodging requirements to receive my five days at Rusutsu Resort?

No

I have a Military season pass product do I have access to Rusutsu Resort?

No. Military pass products do not have access at partner resorts, with the exception of Arapahoe Basin on select military pass products:

  • Military Epic Pass - Active/Retired: Does not provide access to Arapahoe Basin or other partner resorts in the US, Europe or Japan.
  • Military Epic Pass - Active/Retired Dependent: Does not provide access to Arapahoe Basin or other partner resorts in the US, Europe or Japan.
  • Military Epic Pass - Veteran: Provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Arapahoe Basin. Does not provide access to other partner resorts in the US, Europe or Japan.
  • Military Epic Pass – Veteran Dependents: Provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Arapahoe Basin. Does not provide access to other partner resorts in the US, Europe or Japan.
  • Liberty Pass: Provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Arapahoe Basin. Does not provide access to other partner resorts in the US, Europe or Japan.
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