Nestled in the centre of Hokkaido, the picturesque town of Furano offers an authentic Japanese experience. Furano benefits from over 9 metres of snow each season and sees more blue sky powder days than most resorts in Japan.
The mountain is divided into 2 linked zones and the terrain consists of long groomed trails, challenging steeps and open ungroomed powder fields. Backcountry restrictions have been relaxed in recent years providing access to some great powder bowls and tree runs.
If you’re looking for great skiing coupled with a cultural experience, then Furano is the place for you. Make the most of the free ski host services; these guides will fill you in on local history as well as recommending somewhere delicious for dinner.
- Local culture
- Family friendly
|Season||December to April|
|Average Snowfall||9 metres|
|Vertical Drop||820 m|
|Ski Area||470 acres|
|Terrain Park||Limited park & pipe|
|Terrain||40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced|
Accommodation is available in both ski zones and Furano town. The Furano Prince Hotel and New Furano Prince Hotel dominate the accommodation scene in Furano. Just as the title indicates, the New Furano has been built more recently and offers ski-in/ski-out convenience. The Furano Prince Hotel is older but is located in the centre of town, providing great access to bars and restaurants.
Apartment style accommodation is also available in Furano, however it books out early. We’d recommend booking 6 months prior to travel.