Furano Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 10th May 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:57pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Archive report: Posted at 2:57pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

With the spring weather in full force now the landscape has changed from one of pure white to one of vivid green growth in the fields and the colourful pinks of the cherry blossoms. Winter is over! The snow line of the resort has retreated well up the mountain and all traces of white will soon be gone.

Reflecting on the season, I would have to say it was the best season that I can ever recall in Furano. While resorts on Honshu were dealt a bad hand and struggled for snow, the opposite happened here in Furano in 15/16.

From mid December onwards we received copious quantities of fresh snow on an almost daily basis. Needless to say the powder skiing was excellent both on and off piste. Although temperatures were negative and wintery, they were noticably warmer than the usual Furano norms and I don't recall getting cold fingers or feet during the season.

The village saw a large increase in the number of international visitors, who surely left town with fond memories of the great skiing, delicious food and the friendly locals. No doubt we will see many of them back again next year to get more great skiing and to continue to explore the local restuarants.

Many visitors used Furano as a base and did day trips to the other Hokkaido powder belt ski areas of Kamui, Tomamu, Asahidake and Kurodake. There sure is a lot of terrain variety when all of those options are factored in. Guided day trips were a really popular option and many people also used rental cars to get around.

For the next few months I will be enjoying the warmth of summer. My skis have been serviced and put away, and will not be out until next December.

I'll be back in touch in November as we start the run up to the opening of the 16/17 season.

Archive report: Posted at 2:57pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016
The latest Furano Now report can be found here

Furano Now ski lift operation notes:

Closed for the season.

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 10th May 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
10th May 0cm - -
27th April 0cm 0cm -
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm -
11th April 0cm - 1cm
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 1cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 77cm 15cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 295cm 123cm 155cm
January observed snowfall total 187cm 122cm 174cm
February observed snowfall total 178cm 58cm 92cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 70cm 105cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 2cm 35cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 835cm 390cm 591cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Furano Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 15cm
[15cm]
77cm
[92cm]
295cm
[387cm]
187cm
[574cm]
178cm
[752cm]
83cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
0cm
[835cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
123cm
[138cm]
122cm
[260cm]
58cm
[318cm]
70cm
[388cm]
2cm
[390cm]
0cm
[390cm]
2013/2014 season - 30cm
[30cm]
155cm
[185cm]
174cm
[359cm]
92cm
[451cm]
105cm
[556cm]
35cm
[591cm]
0cm
[591cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
69cm
[69cm]
162cm
[231cm]
130cm
[361cm]
152cm
[513cm]
219cm
[732cm]
19cm
[751cm]
0cm
[751cm]
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