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Furano Snow Report:

The Furano snow report is: 4 out of 9 Lifts open. 12 of 32 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Saturday 28 of March at 9PM and Sunday 29 of March at 9AM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Furano Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Wed 25 Mar
Origin:Report Origin


Furano snow depths: updated 31 March 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
215cm
Lower snow depth:
80cm

Furano resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Furano brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Furano snow report shown below was updated on 31 Mar 2020. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Furano.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Mar 23
2cm
Mar 24
5cm
Mar 25
1cm
Mar 29

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Spring snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Thu 02 Apr (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Thu 09 Apr (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 9
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Furano snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Furano:

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Furano Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Furano 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Furano

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Furano using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 136km  away
Issued: yesterday 145km  away
Issued: yesterday 598km  away
Issued: today 787km  away
Issued: yesterday 789km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
125cm
85cm
Upper
Lower
300cm
60cm
Upper
Lower
90cm
5cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
80cm
30cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
4cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
31cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
37cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
16cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
14cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
13cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
19cm
13cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
12cm
19cm
12cm
Weather
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 794m
Wed
cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 706m
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1220m
Wed
light rain
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1108m
Wed
light rain
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 1344m

Notes on the Furano Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Furano. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Furano piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Furano snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Furano, the Furano weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Furano weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Furano, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Furano. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Furano snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Furano snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Furano snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Furano snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Furano, study the Furano piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Furano snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Furano on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Furano (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Furano Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Furano snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.