Season start/end: 11/22/2017 - 05/06/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Furano

Furano is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 24 runs spanning 1,101 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!
Furano vs
FuranoAkakura Kanko
beginner40 %40 %
intermediate40 %30 %
advanced20 %30 %
total runs24 10
ski area1,101 ac -
summit elevation3,524 ft 4,921 ft
total lifts10 7
child lift ticketFree ¥3,000 JPY ($28 USD)
adult lift ticket¥5,500 JPY ($52 USD) ¥4,300 JPY ($41 USD)


How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders


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How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders


How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination


Quality of the off-piste terrain


Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort


Quantity and quality of the snow


How uncrowded is the resort


Après ski and dining options


Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire


How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
THTom H.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 08, 2018
While most of the people tend to go to Niseko, I prefer Furano. A lot less people. Amazing possibilites for intermediate/experts and a more authentic feel (not so many foreign tourists)! Even in high season, the queues aren't long and surprisingly, accomodation, bars, food etc.... More
JBJeffrey B.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 30, 2017
If you’ve skied other former Olympic mountains, you know what to expect: Some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. The powder was great, well groomed runs and small but well appointed accommodations.... More
JSJessi S.
intermediate snowboarder

4.2 / 5

Dec 29, 2017
Being very close to the town Furano, English speaking guests will have an easy time adjusting to the Japanese culture. This resort has runs for all levels and has multiple terrain styles.... More
MJMike J.
expert skier

3.7 / 5

Dec 21, 2017
I'm not sure the ski area is large enough to warrant a week vacation, but it is a very nice, low-hassle ski area. The area near the base of the ski area is a nice place to stay. I liked that it was easy to walk around the town and to the ski area. Note that when I say "town",... More
AQAdam Q.
advanced skier

4.8 / 5

Dec 19, 2017
A great resort without the volume of visitors that Niseko or Nagano has. Absolutely amazing, wold class champagne powder for days bring endless smiles in a very friendly atmosphere. The facilities and accomodation is excellent, being modern and great value. Location of hotels... More
PBPeter B.
advanced skier

4.4 / 5

Dec 19, 2017
Awesome have had most of my best days skiing in furano, it has the best combination of snow and sun that i have ever seen its Disneyland for snow lovers... More
LVLukas V.
expert skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Furano is a really nicer resort for every skill level, but like everything in Japan, it starts to shine with a lot of powder. The treeskiing is amazing and the terrain in general is really good.... More
RCRobert C.
advanced snowboarder

4.3 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
Never been to Hakuba, But spent a month between Furano and Niseko. Furano is utterly amazing. Little to no lift queues, fresh tracks everyday and just so, SO much powder. And off-piste is some of the best i've had!! It is an authentic small Japanese town experience. It is not a... More
DMDylan M.
intermediate snowboarder

4.7 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
The slopes were mostly empty, no queues and had the best rides of my life. Waist deep powder, beautiful scenery and a truly genuine cultural experience. I want to go back sooo bad.... More
ANAndrew N.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
#1 awesome snow. That's why you go to Japan. Were fortunate to stay at the base of the lift for very easy access. Would be a little trickier (ie: crowded bus) if you stay in town. This can limit dining options a bit, but still some good choices nearby. Decent amount of terrain... More
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Open 11/22/2017
Close 05/06/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.

Lift tickets

Child Free
Senior ¥4,900 JPY ($46 USD)
Adult ¥5,500 JPY ($52 USD)

Trails levels


4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews
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771 ft
3,524 ft
Vertical drop
2,753 ft


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
3 mi
Skiable Terrain
1,101 ac


Gondola & Trams
High Speed Quads
Double Chairs
Single Chair
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