Furano Ski Holidays

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.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
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.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada

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This traditional resort has an idyllic setting and top notch piste skiing. A good value option, Furano is a thriving town in its own right.

One of Hokkaido’s most traditional resorts, the Furano Valley is renowned for its beautiful scenery. Relatively unknown by Western visitors, it’s popular with the Japanese, hosting high-profile events like the FIS Downhill World Cup.

Divided into two zones (Kitanomine and Furano), much of the ski area is classed as ‘intermediate.’ Long groomers make for fantastic cruising, with gentler slopes at the base. After dark, the pistes stay open for night skiing - a magical experience with views of Furano by night.

The backcountry is largely off-limits so head to the un-groomed runs for your powder fix - with annual snowfalls of eight metres or more, they can stay untracked for days. Local guides can help you venture further, or we can combine your Furano ski holiday with Niseko and Rusutsu for a Hokkaido Ski Safari.

A three-minute shuttle from the ski zones, Furano town is laid back and full of character. Relaxing in your hotel’s onsen (hot springs) will become a daily ritual, and the sledges or snowmobiles at Family Snowland are great fun. For eating out, the local restaurants are inexpensive, and the ice bars are a must for après cocktails.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Resort Guide

Furano Resort Guide

Make the most of your Furano ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December - April
Nearest airport
Asahikawa / Sapporo Chitose
Direct flight
No, 1 stop
Transfer time
1 hour / 2 hours 15 minutes
Transport
Car hire or transfer
Elevation
1,065 m
Vertical drop
820 m
Ski area
470 ski acres
Ski lifts
11
Runs
23
Grade
20% advanced
40% intermediates
40% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

Hotels and apartments are available in both ski zones and Furano city but the most convenient is in Furano ski zone itself, where our accommodation is based. Here, the Furano Prince Hotels dominate the hotel scene. Both are ski-in ski-out and within easy reach of town.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Furano accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski-in Ski-out
The large, resort-style New Furano Prince Hotel has a great ski-in ski-out location at the bottom of the Furano Ropeway lift.

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