Furano is undeniably one of the most famous ski areas in Japan. Incredible snow and uncrowded slopes make this mountain an ideal ski holiday destination. Located in the middle of Hokkaido, at the foot of Japan’s mountain range, Furano has an abundance of varied terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder. A vertical drop of over 950 metres – grabs the title as of one of the steepest mountains in Hokkaido. A traditional nature of the resort provides a true Japanese cultural experience. The mountain’s location in central Hokkaido provides it with lots of good weather days. Further, the location is accessible to many more mountains for exploration. Without doubt, Furano is an awesome Japanese ski destination.


If you are looking for cruisy trails, beautiful views and high speed lifts, Furano is for you. You will experience perfectly groomed trails allowing high-speed carving turns and the odd mogul run. There are 25 kilometres of runs, including a 4km long beginners run.

Furano is a powder skiing mecca, and usually receives an average 8 metres of the lightest, driest snow each ski season, yet has more blue sky sunny days than any other resort in Hokkaido.

  • Powder skiing mecca
  • Abundance of varied terrain
  • Amazing uncrowded groomed runs
  • Most blue sky sunny days of any ski resort in Hokkaido
  • One of the steepest mountains in Hokkaido

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 1,209 Metres
Vertical Drop 957 Metres
Lifts 12 lifts, 1 gondola and 1 tow rope
Runs 23
Ave Annual Snowfall 900 cms
Terrain Beginner 40%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 20%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Other Activities

At Furano there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Snowshoeing
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snow tubing
  • Ice fishing
  • Hot air balloon

Getting There

Getting to Furano

Furano is located in Central Hokkaido.
Fly into Asahikawa Airport, 44 kms north of Furano or New Chitose Airport 128 kms southwest of Furano.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.



Furano has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

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