Hokkaido powder at its best, Furano.

Hokkaido powder at its best, Furano.

Ski Furano

Description: Furano is central Hokkaido's pre-eminent resort. Here you can ski the inbound powder runs, or let us show you some of the superb off piste powder that borders this resort. Farming the powder is essential here and we can help you maximise your day of powder.

Note: Furano resort now has an out of bounds gate system, and we are authorised to guide out of bounds from the resort, allowing us to show you some of the superb lift and skin accessed powder in this superb range. Click here for more information on Furano.

Lifts Only: We expect to ski from 4-6 runs, depending on which runs we choose. Some runs require a short walk in and a traverse back to the base of the lifts and some areas give good sidecountry access.

Lifts & Backcountry: Lift access to the top of the Furano gondola. Then either more gondola rides, or climbing, depending on weather (visibility) and snow conditions. Explore and ski the superb powder in the area towards the summit of Mt Nishi Dake. Climbs up to an hour or more are possible to access this rarely skied terrain.

Pick up Details: We will pick you up from your lodge at 8:00 if staying at the Furano Gondola side of the mountain. If staying in Kitanomine, we will meet you at our shop at 8:30 am. If staying in Asahikawa, contact us for details.

Timing: We will ski till 4:00 pm and from there you will help you return to your lodge.

Includes: Professional guide; private transport (as required); safety equipment; instruction (depending on group and skill level).

Not included: Skis; (available for hire); lift ticket; all other personal items; we will send you a gear list on application.

Safety equipment & training: We will provide you with a beacon, probe and shovel. You will require a day pack. We will send you a full list on application of other gear you require to bring with you. We will spend some time each day training you in the use of this equipment.

Skill level: See above.

How to book prior to arrival in Japan: To book 2 days or more of private guiding, down load a booking form or contact us to check availability. Send the booking form via email. All credit cards accepted. Full preparation notes will then be sent which includes equipment/clothing list and other details.

How to book in Japan. Contact us via this website or by phone on +81 (0)90 8278 9196. If there is availability, we will arrange for you to fill out a booking form and payment and will then provide you with equipment and clothing list.

Trip Numbers: minimum 4 - maximum 6- (Private groups no minimum.)


  • Group - Lifts & Backcountry: price on application dependent on needs