Before your Lesson

Before your Lesson

Winter sports can sometimes be a bit intimidating with so much equipment to carry and things take in. We recommend having a quick look at the information below to help you make the most out of your lesson time.

Choosing your Level

Before taking your lesson at Rusutsu Resort it’s a good idea to let us know your ability. It might be your first time on snow or you may be an expert, however to help our team of instructors please read through the chart below and try to provide our reservation team with an appropriate level.

Ski Ability Level

Level 1 
Never skied before.
Level 2 
Can stop in a snowplow (wedge). No consistent turn.
Level 3 
Can turn in snowplow on beginner terrain.
Level 4 
Beginning to link parallel turns.
Level 5 
Can make confident parallel turns on advanced runs.
Level 6 
Can ski with dynamic parallel turns on expert runs and in moguls.
Advanced Level 
Confident in all conditions. Seeking to refine technique.

Snowboard Ability Level

Level 1 
Never Snowboarded before.
Level 2 
Can slide and stop on heel side.
Level 3 
Can turn left and right.
Level 4 
Can link turns on intermediate runs.
Level 5 
Comfortable on a wide variety of advanced terrain.
Advanced Level 
Experienced rider seeking to refine technique.


New to Snow?

If this is your first time to try winter sports selecting the appropriate clothing can be tricky. Below is what we recommended you should wear to your lesson to stay warm and comfortable.



How to Find Us

Rusutsu Resort is located in a spacious setting requiring some time to travel between different wings and hotels (especially when carrying ski equipment). Please ensure you allow enough time to:

Ski school reception map

  • Arrange and collect rental equipment (if needed)
  • Pick up lift passes
  • Check in at Ski School reception
  • Arrive at your designated lesson meeting point.


  • 100% cancellation will be charged for cancelling on the day
  • Please report to the ski school reception for payment (30 minutes before lesson start).
  • Prices do not include ski/snowboard equipment or lift tickets
  • lift ticket included in level 1 lesson
  • Please note rental shops, ticket centers and ski school reception are in different locations.
  • Rental areas may be crowded in high season. Please allow time to arrange these details.
  • Please let us know if you will be late!
  • Lessons may be changed or cancelled when chair lifts are not in operation.
  • Please be aware phones may be busy prior to lesson start times.

CRS - Quick Reservations

Check In Date:
Adults per room (age 6 or above):
Children (below 6 years old):


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