The two giant US ski resort owners have each promised to spend huge amounts on upgrades totalling between $356 and $361 million dollars at their respective collections of ski resorts this summer, ahead of the 2019-20 ski season. The two, which between them now run 34 Canadian, US (and in Vail’s case Australian) resorts including many of the continent’s leading ski areas, have committed remarkably similar totals ahead of next winter. Vail Resorts have committed “$175 Million to $180 Million in capital investments to reimagine the guest experience,” whilst the Alterra Group say they’ll spend $181 million (coincidentally $1 million more than Vail, announced a few months after Vail announced their spending plans) this summer, as part of a $555
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Latest snow reports near Furano:
- 43km away 1 hour ago
Light rain showers reported from Asahikawa at 116 metres elevation 5 kms NE of Canmore Ski Village but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area from Canmore Ski Village
- 47km away 2 hours ago
Snowing heavily in Santa Present Park. from Santa Present Park
- 43km away 2 hours ago
Shower light rain shower reported from Asahikawa Air Base Airport at 118 metres elevation 8 kms NE of Canmore Ski Village but it is forecast cold enough for snow at higher elevations in the ski area from Canmore Ski Village
- 34km away 3 hours ago
Heavy snow is falling in Kamoidake Kokusai. from Kamoidake Kokusai
- 45km away 6 hours ago
Heavy snow is falling in Mount Racey Resort - Yubari. from Mount Racey Resort - Yubari
|The upper snow depth is:||173 cm|
|The lower snow depth is:||50 cm|
|The fresh snowfall depth is:||10 cm|
|When did it last snow?||24 Mar 2019|
Week 4 of March has on average:
Bluebird Powder days
Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind.
Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind.
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Visitor Reviews of Furano
Lucy from Australia writes:
I like Furano. The town is an agricultural hub with a purpose beyond feeding and watering tourists (although local businesses are very pleased to do that). The resort also works for me although the first time I went up the gondola (all the way to the top, my first mistake), I fell in the powder and spent a good 10 minutes getting upright-ish. Mustn't grumble...
I am originally Canadian and skied BC a lot; the beauty here reminds me of there. I also lived in the US and skied Colorado a lot. I guess the friendliness and community feel of towns that are towns all year whether or not we ski here reminds me of there.
In Australia, I live in the Snowy Mountains and really the back country experience reminds me of there. Not that the snow or terrain are even remotely similar, but the sense of being in nature, at peace, with a huge epic either behind you, ahead of you, or up to your neck right now, feels similar.
I am about to ski my 11th winter here. The Furano discoveries I've made in those seasons are the chocolate shop in Kitanomine (a whole shop of chocolate), the cross-country / skating tracks at the base of Kitanomine, best OM shope about 12km out of town towards Asahikawa (sells everything on earth and then some), and the double espresso at the Marche in Furano town. It's a strong long black although possibly better.
Just on the basics, children 12 and younger ski for free at Furano resort and my kids look way older than they are and have never been hassled getting their passes.
I advise the first time you come, tour with a pro, the next time organise your own accom but do guided day trips, and the next time DIY the whole thing and hire a car with a GPS. They all have GPS's but make sure you can input telephone numbers before you drive off the lot.
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