Furano Ski Resort

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Great snow, but off-piste is not really allowed!”

Freeriding

70%

Great trees if you duck the ropes

Freestyle

50%

Good pipe but a crappy park

Pistes

70%

Nicely groomed selection of runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:1209m
Vertical drop:964m
Bottom lift:250m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Cable-cars   1 x Gondolas   8 x Chairlifts   2

RIDE AREA

Easy
40%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
20%
Total Pistes:22
Longest Piste:4kms

Furano is a major summer and winter destination resort run by the Prince Hotels Group, which offers the largest hotels slopeside. It is located in the centre of Hokkaido, not far from Asahikawa City, meaning it gets some of the lightest and driest snow in Japan. It also means it can get stupidly cold during the months of January and February, so come prepared.

This resort is one of Japan's more famous ski areas and plays host to a World Cup Snowboard event every year, although like most resorts in Hokkaido, it's still relatively unknown in the western world. Furano is split into two areas, the Kitanomine Zone and the Furano Zone. Throughout both areas you will find a good selection of terrain suitable for most levels of rider, in addition to some good night skiing trails.

Resort Information

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World Ranking

4th

Overall in Asia

  • #4 best freeride
  • #12 best freestyle
  • #4 best piste riding

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