Furano Ski Holidays

Japan Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Rupert Hatfield

"I really enjoyed Furano - laid back atmosphere, ski-in ski-out accommodation and a town that offers a real Japanese experience. If you have the time, it's well worth making Furano a part of your Japanese trip."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 7/10
  • Intermediates: 8/10
  • Advanced: 6/10
  • Families: 5/10
  • Nightlife: 5/10
  • Village Charm: 4/10
  • Affordability: 5/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 5/10
  • Sustainability: N/A

Season: End Nov - Early Apr

Nearest Airport: Asahikawa

Transfer Time: 1 Hour

Transport: Car Hire or Transfer

Elevation: 1,209 ft

Vertical Drop: 974 ft

Ski Area: 470 ski acres

Ski Lifts: 17

Runs: 23

Grade: 20% advanced
40% intermediates
40% beginners

Why Furano?

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.

Ski Safaris Combine other resorts and city's for the complete Japan experience.