Furano Ski Holidays

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


Average: 4 (1 vote)
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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.

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.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Furano Resort Guide

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

Resort stats

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


Resort Map


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.
Furano Hotel - Exterior
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
A stunning retreat tucked away in a quiet, secluded location in Furano. Amazingly good value too!


See our Furano offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224067 or request a quotation.


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19/03/2019 Jane Black

Very small resort with limited skiing for our ability level. We're not quite ready for back country skiing so piste skiing was limiting and little opportunity for tree skiing. Resort itself was good with ability to catch bus into town for more reasonably priced meals and more variety.

09/03/2019 Ellie Jordan

Wonderful. Plenty to explore if you’re keen to go into the backcountry. Uncrowded, with a laid back vibe. The ticket office closes at 4.30 for those picking up prepaid ski passes.

07/03/2019 Richard Shaw

Stayed in Furano town which made it easier for eating out in the evenings & there were some great places to eat. There was only one bus to the ski area in the morning which got a bit busy but wasn't a problem. Skied in a number of resorts in the area and all were great fun, would highly recommend White Rooms, the guiding service you set us up with as their local knowledge was brilliant.

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