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SKI Japan - Hokkaido

Furano

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A great resort for getting those ski and board legs back with long groomed cruisy slopes. Fabulous for beginner to advanced skiers and boarders, Also a great base for those wanting to explore more with backcountry trips to Asahidak and day trips to Kamui and Tomamu. Furano town is only a 10-minute bus ride away and allows you to experience some of the fabulous Japanese culture and hospitality of the Hokkaido region.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Take a guide and day trip to Asahidake ski resort an unpatrolled ski resort serviced by a gondola. This is for the advanced skier or boarder only and for that reason it is recommended you take a beacon, probe, and shovel. The snow there is unbelievable and because it is a volcano expect the smell of sulfur and steam pockets. A memorable experience in some magical powder.

 
 
 


FACTS & STATS



 
Base Elevation

BASE ELEVATION


245 metres / 804 feet

Peak Elevation

PEAK ELEVATION


1,209 metres / 3,967 feet

Vertical Rise

VERTICAL RISE


957 metres / 3,139 feet

Annual Snowfall

ANNUAL SNOWFALL


899 centimetres / 354 inches

trails

TRAILS


23

Lifts

LIFTS


11

Skiable terrain

SKIABLE TERRAIN


190 hectares / 470 acres

Season

SEASON


November to May



ACCOMMODATION


 

HOKKAIDO

New Furano Prince

★★★★

Located at the base of the Furano Zone, ski in ski out with 407 rooms including twin, double and suites. Twin rooms can sleep up to three with the addition of a sofa bed. The hotel boasts 5 restaurants, cafe, bakery and lounge with free Wi-Fi. There is also a public bath, Souvenir shop and games room.

Features: Bathroom, bar fridge, TV ( satellite pay-TV), electric kettle, safe, toiletries, Japanese robe

 
HOKKAIDO

Furano Fresh Powder

★★★★

Overlooking the Kitanomine Furano ski slope these apartments offer ski front access. Furano Fresh Powder Apartments are one of the very few modern apartments on offer in Furano and range from studio's 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options.

Freatures: Gas fireplace, underfloor heating, full bathrooms, split king beds, flatscreen TV, washer & dryer, free Wi-Fi, PlayStation

HOKKAIDO

Five Bedroom Chalet

★★★★

This 5 Bedroom Chalet offers a open plan kitchen, spacious living with a downstairs play room, and its own Japanese garden overlooking a public town park. Only five mins (400 m) walk to the Kitanomine Gondola Terminal. The chalet sleeps up to 12. Perfect for two families, extended family gatherings, or groups of friends and colleagues.

Gas fireplace, underfloor heating, two full bathrooms, split king beds, flatscreen TV, washer & dryer, free Wi-Fi, PlayStation

 
HOKKAIDO

Furano Prince Hotel

★★★★

Furano Prince Hotel is located at the base of the 'Kitanomine Zone'. A relaxing resort hotel boasting 112 guest rooms, superb amenities, furnishings, bath facilities, and a brand new interior. The rooms include Twins, Family, Maisonettes and Maisonette Suites. Family rooms are ideal for groups of three or four while Maisonettes combine a first-floor living room with second-floor bedrooms and sleep up to five.

Freatures: Bathroom, bar fridge, TV (satellite pay-TV), electric kettle, safe, toiletries, Japanese robe, restaurant, lounge, public bath, souvenir shop



ACTIVITIES


Free Mountain Tours

Ski and Snowboard Hosts

This is one of a kind as the only free ski and snowboard host programme available in Japan. A great way to meet a local and be shown around the mountain for an hour along with learning those all-important tips on the area during your stay.

Coca-Cola Tube Park

Day Trips to Kamui Links and Tamoamu Ski Resorts

When you buy 5 days or more on your Furano Lift Pass this will also allow you to use a day at Kamui Links or Tomamu Ski resorts. If you purchase 8 days or more you will be allowed 2 days. The bus can be booked through Furano Tourism which is located under the gondola at Kitanomine base or through the Prince Hotel concierge.

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Backcountry Trips

Looking to explore a little more with a certified guide around Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu or Sahoro. This can be arranged for you to picked up from your accommodation for a full day and shown side and backcountry terrain.

Zip Trek

Ningle Terrace

When you want to have a relaxing break from the slopes take a visit to Ningle Terrace located behind the New Furano Prince Hotel. Lit by fairy lights at night this is a stunning place to visit in the falling snow. There are series of log cabins each with interesting local arts and crafts and perfect for finding a unique gift to take home.



GETTING THERE


  • LOCATION
  • 59kms south of the city of Asahikawa and 141kms northeast of Sapporo City and the New Chitose Airpor

  • CLOSEST AIRPORT
  • Asahikawa and New Chitose Airport

  • TRANSFER
  • 1 hr from Asahikawa and 3hrs from New Chitose Airport

  • CAR HIRE
  • Yes from Vancouver Airport

  • FLIGHT
  • Fly to Vancouver and connect with a domestic flight to Vancouver

    Please note there are several options available for flights via the US. Stopovers can be arranged in Los Angeles and San Fransico. Contact us today at infoski@hot.co.nz



OTHER SKI RESORTS IN HOKKAIDO

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OTHER SKI RESORTS IN NAGANO

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