Is Furano snowsure?

The snowiest week in Furano is week 4 of December. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 39cm of snowfall. Check out the Furano Snow History graphs below.Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Furano

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December32cm5.7 days
January30cm6.0 days
February29cm5.7 days
March21cm5.1 days
April8cm2.5 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Furano during January (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of January for Furano is 23 cm. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week. Furano prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 727m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (15m) is well bellow the mid altitude of Furano. Very snowy weather in Furano in the middle of January. Based on long term weather statistics for Furano, five or six days with fresh is typical. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 23cm. Fairly cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Furano in week three of January of just -9.9°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -12.0°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 17km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will exceed more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny perfect weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week but sunny, calm and below-freezing days that don't have fresh snowfall happen on average two or three days during this week every year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

Compare Furano with:

Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Furano and (2007 – 2018).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Furano and (2007 – 2018)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days

The most cherished days on the mountain in Furano are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Furano and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Furano are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Furano and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Furano are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.