Furano Ski Area

activities / Winter sports

Furano Ski Area information

Location
Furano , Japan
More information
www.snowfurano.com
Prices
lift tickets full day/night only ¥4900/1600, children 12 & under free
Opening hours
day 8.30am-5pm, night 5-8pm
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Situated between two Prince hotels, this world-class winter-sports resort has hosted numerous FIS World Ski and Snowboarding events, yet remains relatively undiscovered by foreign visitors as compared to Niseko.

Open from late November until the start of May, the slopes are predominantly beginner and intermediate, but there is a handful of steep advanced runs.

Eleven lifts, including the fastest gondola in Japan, help to keep the crowds in check. The two Prince hotels provide a wonderful après-ski atmosphere of fine dining, lively drinking and curative onsen soaking.

If you've got kids in tow, a major bonus here is that children aged 12 and under get a free lift pass. Full equipment rental is available for ¥4500 per day. English signage is adequate. Check the website for the latest.