"World Ski Award" is the award to recognize the reward, and to celebrate ski tourism destinations all over the world. This year, we are grateful to announce that Prince Hotels, inc. has been nominated for "World's Best Ski Resort Company 2017"! Worldwide vote is opened till Sep 22, 2017, and there will be the award ceremony in November 2017 to announce its winners. Please support us with your vote!

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Furano Trails

Furano Ski Resort is divided into the Furano Zone and Kitanomine Zone, which are connected at the top of the mountain by a common trail. The ski resort has a variety of terrain suitable for all levels of skiers from beginner to advanced. There are two magic carpet escalators accessed slopes for children. To challenge yourself, there are ungroomed powder runs and steep cruisers that have been used for FIS world cup races in the past.

Difficulty of Terrain & Elevation

Difficulty of Terrain

Elevation

Peak 1,074m
Vertical Descent 839m
Base 245m

Trail Information

Trail Slope Angle Length
Max Average
Furano Zone
BeginnerShirakaba 25° 12° 740m
BeginnerSpies 32° 15° 3,300m
BeginnerRopeway 20° 10° 710m
BeginnerPrince 18° 900m
IntermediateTechnical 34° 16° 680m
IntermediateRomance 22° 15° 630m
IntermediateSailer 32° 14° 3,400m
IntermediateTodomatsu 25° 11° 700m
AdvancedPanorama 29° 15° 700m
AdvancedKumagera 31° 16° 620m
AdvancedChallenge 33° 23° 570m
Beginner*Beginner Zone 50m Snow Escalator (Public Area)
**Kitanomine Zone
BeginnerWide 32° 14° 3,400m
BeginnerRinkan 28° 2,100m
BeginnerAzeria 21° 11° 400m
BeginnerJunior 23° 10° 1,120m
BeginnerFamily 18° 10° 1,100m
BeginnerLesson 24° 1,190m
IntermediateDynamic 27° 17° 470m
IntermediateLink Run 32° 15° 1,100m
IntermediateTraining 30° 13° 1,000m
IntermediateLadies' Downhill 33° 14° 2,410m
IntermediateGiant 30° 19° 700m
AdvancedFurikozawa 34° 23° 330m
Beginner*Beginner Zone 50m Snow Escalator (Public Area)
***Off-piste area (Powder area)
AdvancedPremium Zone 34° 21° 1,700m
  • *Beginner Zone is a free admission area equipped with a 50m snow escalator for beginners and sled riders.
  • **Snowscoot allowed at Kitanomine Zone.
  • ***Premium Zone is a limited area,opens depending on the circumstances of snowfall.

Furano Lifts

The Furano lift pass covers 2 zones (Furano and Kitanomine) in Furano, and also offers opportunities to experience neighbouring ski areas. A 5-7 day Furano lift pass can be used at Kamui Ski Links (1 hour from Furano), or Tomamu Ski Resort (1.5 hours from Furano) for 1 day. An 8+ day Furano lift pass can be used at these other resorts for a total of 2 days. When travelling on your own to Kamui or Tomamu, please visit the Kitanomine Ticket Centre or Furano Ropeway in Furano to change your lift tickets before the trip.

Lifts

Lift Capacity Length Operation Hours as of today
Furano Zone
Furano Ropeway 101 2,330m 8:30A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Furano Downhill Swift Lift No. 1 4 1,944m 9:00A.M. - 7:30P.M.
Prince Romance Lift 2 601m 8:30A.M. - 4:30P.M.
Downhill Romance Lift No. 2 2 786m 8:45A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Downhill Romance Lift No. 3 2 567m 9:00A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Snow Escalator (Furano Zone) - 50m 10:00A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Kitanomine Zone
*Kitanomine Gondola 6 2,958m 9:00A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Kitanomine Swift Lift No. 1 4 1,058m 8:30A.M. - 7:30P.M.
Kitanomine Romance Lift No. 2 2 720m 8:45A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Link Lift 2 931m 9:00A.M. - 3:40P.M.
Snow Escalator (Kitanomine Zone) - 50m 9:00A.M. - 3:00P.M.
  • *Limited to intermediate and advanced skiers in Kitanomine Zone.
  • *All ski area operations are subject to change due to snow, weather and light conditions etc.

Tickets

Tickets

Ticket Adult Senior (+60) Ticket valid operation hour
1-Day ¥5,500 ¥4,900 8:30 A.M. - Sunset or until end of Night Skiing
3-hour ¥4,400 ¥3,400 It starts from the time of purchase.
5-hour ¥4,800 ¥4,200 It starts from the time of purchase.
Sunset & Night Skiing ¥4,800 ¥4,200 1:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Night Skiing ¥1,800 ¥1,600 4:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Single Ride for the Chair Lift ¥600 Except excluding the Gondola, the Ropeway and Hooded Quad Lift.
Single Ride for Hooded Quad Lift #1 (on the Furano side) ¥1,200 Valid for the day
12 Single Ride Tickets ¥5,500 Valid for the end of season
One way trip for the Ropeway or the Gondola ¥1,300 Valid for the day
Round trip for the Ropeway or the Gondola ¥1,900 Valid for the day
Kids Free Programme (for children 12 yrs. and under) Free Free lift ticket will be issued at ticket office.
Multi-Day Lift Ticket 1-Day ticket × 2-Day to 10-Day NON-refundable and NON-changeable.
(up to 10 Days) Consecutive multiday tickets up to a maximum of 10-Day can be issued.
(+) 5-Day Multiday Ticket is able to issue neighbor ski resorts 'Kamui Ski Links' OR 'Tomamu Ski Resort' 1-day free lift ticket.
(+) 8-Day Multiday Ticket Consecutive multiday tickets up to a maximum of 10-Day can be issued.

Season Pass 2016 - 2017
**2 headshots are required to issue an all season pass.

Type Age Price
Primary School 12 yrs. and under Free
*Free lift ticket required
Junior High School Student 13 -15 yrs. ¥40,000
High School Student 16 - 18 yrs. ¥49,000
Adult 19 - 59 yrs. ¥60,000
Senior + 60 yrs. ¥40,000
Valuable Season Pass
Night Skiing Season Pass + 13 yrs. ¥19,000
Reasonable Season Pass Purchase from Feb. 1, 2017 ¥36,000
Corporate Season Pass *unnecessary face photo ¥75,000
Extra Commission
Re-issue *Regardless of the type of pass, a commission fee of ¥10,000 is required. ¥10,000
*ID required
Face Photo Printing   ¥700
  • 【What is ‘Hokkaido Ski Season Net’ ?】
  • Furano ski resort is a member of ‘Season Net’ (Hokkaido Ropeway & Ski lift Association). "Furano Season Pass" holders are able to get discounts from popular ski resorts, including neighbor ski resort “Tomamu” and “Kamui Ski Links” or other ski resorts in Hokkaido, that are members of Season Net. Enjoy powder snow in Hokkaido!!

Lessons and Guides

Lessons

Furano offers a variety of lessons in English for skiers and snowboarders who are either getting on the mountain for the first time, or for the more experienced who are keen on fine-tuning their skills. Private lessons, group lessons, and children’s lessons are available from Furano Snow School and Furano International Snowsports School.

Lessons

Furano Ski Resort Ski School Information

Furano Snow School

[Online booking for the lesson with Furano Snow School]

Programs / Duration Price per person Lesson Hours
2 hours - and more 1 day
First Timer's Program (+10 yrs.) ¥5,000 - 10:00 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.
Kid's Group (6 - 12 yrs.) ¥7,000 - 10:00 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.
Kid's Group 1 day Lesson Combo (6 - 12 yrs.)   ¥13,000 10:00 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. * Available only Furano Zone
Private Lesson (+4 yrs.) ¥17,000 - Anytime

FISS (Furano International Snowsports School)

[Online booking for the lesson with FISS]

  • *Minimum 2 hours
  • *Private Lesson (5 hours)
  • *Lesson available in Furano Zone or Kitanomine Zone.
  • *Please call or email : TEL :81-(0)167-23-2111 / mail@fiss.jp

Furano Ski Resort Day Care & Nursery Information

FISS (Furano International Snowsports School)

[Online booking form]

  • *Reservation required.
  • *Children ages 1-5 yrs.

At Furano International Snowsports School day nursery we can accommodate both Japanese and non-Japanese children.
(Only 5 children can be accommodated per day)

Programs Morning (3 hours) Afternoon (2.5 hours) Whole day (7 hours)
under 1 yrs. From ¥10,000 with snacks and drinks From ¥9,000 with snacks and drinks From 20,000 with snacks and drinks
1-2 yrs. old From ¥7,500 with snacks and drinks From ¥7,000 with snacks and drinks From 15,000 with snacks and drinks
3-5 yrs.old From ¥6,500 with snacks and drinks From ¥6,000 with snacks and drinks From 13,000 with snacks and drinks
  • *Additional 5,000yen - one hour skiing experience (equipment included)
  • *Date / Middle of Dec, 2016 - Sun, Mar. 26 (Dates are tentative)
  • *Location / Kitanomine Zone (at Restaurant Shishi, 3rd Floor, Kitanomine Terminal)
  • *Inquiries / TEL: :81-(0)167-23-2111 (Nonprofit Organization - Kojima Academy Furano)

Rentals

Located in both Prince Hotels, as well as in the Furano Zone Ropeway Station and the Kitanomine Zone Gondola Station. Rental gear can be brought in for exchange or waxing at any time.

Rentals

Ski Rental Price List / ATOMIC Salomon Station

[Online booking for skis & snowboards equipements]

[Locations]

1. Ground Floor, New Furano Prince Hotel
2. Ground Floor, Furano Prince Hotel
3. Ground Floor, Kitanomine Terminal
4. Furano Ropeway Base Station

[Operation Hours]

Hotel Outlets: 8:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Kitanomine Terminal: 8:30 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Furano Ropeway: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (or sunset)

Equipment   Half-day (5 hours) 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Full Set
(Ski or Snowboard + Clothes)
Adult ¥8,100 ¥9,200 ¥14,500 ¥19,500 ¥24,400 ¥29,200
Child ¥5,500 ¥6,100 ¥10,300 ¥14,200 ¥18,000 ¥21,700
Ski or Snowboard Equipment
(Standard Skis or Snowboard + Boots + Ski Poles)
Adult ¥5,000 ¥5,600 ¥9,400 ¥12,900 ¥16,300 ¥19,600
Child ¥3,300 ¥3,700 ¥6,300 ¥8,700 ¥11,000 ¥13,200
  • *One-day rental extends to the end of night skiing.
  • *Price for children includes for age of elementary school students or younger. Please show the photo ID to proof age.

Activities

[Furano Star Watching Tour]
Enjoy Furano’s clean fresh air and a sky with full of stars.

[Snow Night Fantasy (Furano Kan Kan Mura)]
This is a fantasy village of snow and ice in front of the New Furano Prince Hotel. Wander through the enchanted forest where there are snow and ice sculptures. Stop in at the Ice Café for a drink, or experience a snow tubing slide of nearly 200m! Night flights in a hot air balloon are also available here.

[Thrilling Family Snowland]
It offers banana boat rides, snow rafting, snowmobiling and much more. It is located on the Furano Zone, in front of New Furano Prince Hotel. open daily from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

For more information

[Day tours and activities]
Visit Furano-areaguide.com for information about day tours, sightseeing options, outdoor operators and ski guides.

[First Tracks]
Experience the thrill of first tracks on perfectly groomed corduroy early in the morning before others have had a chance to go up the mountain. Advance reservation is required by 5:00 P.M. the night before.
Date: End of year and New Year, every weekend in January and February
Booking: Required by 5:00 P.M. the day before at Furano Ropeway Ticket Center
Fee: ¥1,000 per person

[Fun Races]
There will be several fun races through the winter season. ‘Furano zero trial’, ‘The Schuss race’, ‘The sledding race’ and other fun snow races. The entry fee is ¥500. Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome to join. Information available at ticket offices or our official Facebook page !

[All Night Skiing (Kitanomine Zone)]
For a few evenings during the season, all-night skiing is available from 8:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. (the next morning). Enjoy skiing all night long!
Ticket: an “all-night” lift pass is required for this event.

[Furano Ski & Snowboard Hosts]
Enjoy skiing with local volunteers.
Meeting Point: Kitanomine Information Center at 10:00 A.M.
TEL: 81-(0)167-23-3388

For more information

Restaurants

Restaurants on the ski hill

Furano Zone

[Ramen Corner]
Authentic Chinese noodles made by the Prince Hotel’s Chinese chef. At the Furano Ropeway Bottom Station.

[Restaurant Downhill]
Enjoy a casual western style menu and a great view of the Fuano Basin. At the Furano Ropeway Summit Station.

Kitanomine Zone

[Restaurant Shishi]
A casual restaurant serving a variety of noodles and rice plates. At the 2nd floor in the Kitanomine Terminal.

[Restaurant Sher]
A fast food restaurant in the free rest area. On the 1st floor in the Kitanomine Terminal.

Access