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Is Minami Furano snowsure?

The snowiest week in Minami Furano is week 4 of December. There are typically 5.4 snowy days during this week with 27cm of snowfall. Check out the Minami 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 Minami Furano

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December20cm5.0 days
January19cm5.5 days
February20cm5.3 days
March15cm4.8 days
April5cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Minami Furano during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Minami Furano is 18 cm. There are typically 4.8 snowy days during this week. Minami Furano typical weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 580m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the average freezing level (316m) is similar to the mid altitude of Minami Furano. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Minami Furano at the start of December. Based on long term weather statistics for Minami Furano, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a rainy day during this week happens about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 18cm. Temperatures should mostly stay a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Minami Furano during week one of December is -3.2°C while the average minimum temperature is only -5.0°C. On average, a couple of days per week will have some sunshine. Mainly light winds (average 20km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but you can expect the mean wind to reach 30km/h one day in this week. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that do not have fresh snowfall occur on average two or three days during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

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

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

Winter
Summer

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
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Minami 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 Minami Furano and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Minami 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 Minami Furano and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Minami 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.