Furano Ski Holidays

Japan

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.
  • Culture
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
  • Village Charm
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Surrounded by the Daisetsuzan National Park in central Hokkaido, Furano is a popular resort with locals - it’s known for hosting events like the FIS Downhill World Cup. Divided into two zones (Kitanomine and Furano), the ski area has lots for intermediates, with long groomers and gentler slopes lower down. After dark, the night skiing gives magical views of Furano.

With backcountry restrictions relaxed in recent years, you can access some fantastic tree runs and untracked powder through the new gate system - the snow is often lighter and drier than in west Hokkaido, with around nine metres falling each year. Local guides can take you to the powder havens of Asahidake, Kamui and Tomamu or, to explore further, see our Hokkaido Explorer Ski Safari.

A three-minute shuttle from the slopes, Furano town is full of character. Relaxing in your hotel’s onsen (hot springs) is part of the daily ritual, and the sledges at Family Snowland are great fun. We can also recommend the inexpensive izakayas (Japanese pubs) for great food and local Hokkaido beers.

"Furano ski holidays are great - 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."

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Our Prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

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Resort Guide

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
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