Furano is situated in Hokkaido's beautiful Daisetsu-zan National Park. The ski resort with over 950 vertical meters of skiing is one of Japan's biggest and most famous resorts. Skiing Furano is spectacular, with virtually every run giving you great views of the peak of Mt. Furano and the summits of Hokkaido's highest mountains.
A wide expanse of lifts including two gondolas and seven lifts gives skiers and snowboarders access to a huge variety of terrain. Furano regularly holds World Cup events with the men's downhill being the mountain's specialty. On the slopes, Furano offers attractions for every level of skier, expert courses, long fast runs, fantastic tree skiing and long wide, easy cruising runs for beginners. Off the designated ski slopes, Furano offers an array of alpine alternatives, dog sled rides, snowmobiling, 4WD motor bikes, backcountry and alpine tours, parasailing behind a snowmobile and visiting the huge Buddha at Ashibetsu.
The ski area is split between two mountain faces, connected by intermediate runs. The Kitanomine Zone offers skiing from mid December to late March, and over in the Furano Zone skiing from late November to early May.
A variety of accommodations are available at Furano with the New Prince Hotel providing the most upmarket services and facilities with ski-in-ski-out style lodging.