Located in a farming valley which is considered a rural idyll by the Japanese, Furano is a little further off the beaten track than Niseko and Rusutsu and ideal for those looking to get beneath the skin of Hokkaido skiing.
The ski resort has a small village area with a couple of hotels and places to eat. To experience a Japanese town, head to Furano 10 minutes drive away.
There are runs to suit all abilities, including superb tree skiing. Day trips to other nearby resorts in the area can be organised locally.