Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Furano at  m altitude issued: 2 am26 Apr 2015 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Ski Resort Guide

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Furano Ski Resort Guide

Pension Furanui, Furano photo

Furano

Photo credit: Mike Banks

Parrot Chair, Furano photo

Furano

Photo credit: paul arnott

Slope Stats

  • 1209m

  • 964m

  • 245m

  • Acres of ski:470
  • Pistes:23
  • Snowmaking:10%
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain parks:1
  • X-Country:6 km
  • beginner40%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced20%

Furano (in Japan) is located in the centre of the top island of Hokkaido. It's geographical inland location means it is blessed with excessive quantities of some of the lightest and driest powder snow you may ever experience. The ski area is well developed and has hosted 10 FIS World Cup Ski events and 2 FIS World Cup Snowboard events. Furano has plenty to offer to all levels from beginners to advanced. It has a large vertical drop of 964m. The mountain is beautifully groomed each day, but certain areas are left untouched after fresh snowfalls to provide excellent powder skiing. A wide range of accommodation from backpackers upwards is located close to the pistes. New Furano Prince Hotel and Furano Prince Hotel offer on field ski-in ski-out accommodation. Furano Ski Area is located right next to Furano town, which has a population of 25,000 locals. Furano town is packed full of bars and restaurants offering genuine Japanese food and a cultural experience to go with it. Furano Tourism organises regular cultural nights and events throughout the peak winter season. International guests are well catered for with a dedicated English speaking snow school, a 100 page definitive tourist guide printed in English, and a free Ski Host service where you get a free tour of the mountain and make friends with a local.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Asahikawa
  • Nearest Train Station:Furano
  • Tourist office phone:furano-scott@princehotels.co.jp
  • Tourist office website:www.princehotels.co.jp/ski/furano_e/
  • Slopeside Accommodation:yes
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Lift Stats

  • Resort Opens:7 Dec 2014
  • Resort Closes:6 May 2015
  • Lifts:11 (inc 1 tram, 8 chair lifts)
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  •   8
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:20 Apr
  • Last Snowfall:16 April 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    140
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    60
    cm
  • Piste:Good
  • Off-piste:No snow

Today’s Weather (727 m)view full snow forecast

AM
clear
40 WSW40
10 °CF-Level
2350m
PM
clear
45 SW45
11 °CF-Level
2600m
night
clear
45 SW45
12 °CF-Level
3200m

Furano Location Maps

Furano Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Furano

Matt from Australia writes:

When it snows you don't need to duck the ropes to find powder but get a guide to take you backcountry and you will need to order skis. Amazing place: great food in the town down below and amazing skiing. If you want somewhere where English is widely spoken and you can get pizza for dinner go to Niseko. Come here to enjoy and participate in the Japanese culture. Been coming for six years and love the place although unimpressed with the increasing number of Australians wandering around drinking beer from cans in public and swearing loudly in the gondolas. No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are uncultured.
Kitanomine side is my pick for both the best snow and food but it is harder to get first tracks than on the Furano side which has a larger gondola.

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