Resort Reviews - tagged 'Furano'

Reviews of ski resorts tagged 'Furano'. Currently 31 reviews.
Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by rick on 17th December 2015
Screaming bargain!
Preseason skiing can be hit or miss, but Hokkaido is far enough north that sometimes you get lucky. Friends booked an ANA package tour from 9-12 December to the Shin-Furano Prince for 38,000 yen including air (Haneda-Chitose), bus, hotel, breakfast, and lifts. We decided to join, but stay one more day and come home on Sunday, which was regular season; that cost us 52,000 yen each.

Only the Furano zone was open and not all of the lifts were
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 18th February 2015
Let's Furano again!
I visit Furano every winter and have come to think of it as my home resort, despite living down in Kawasaki.

This year I could only spend a week there and unfortunately that coincided with a spell of largely snowless weather, and probably the least amount of February snow I've seen in 5 years! Furano doesn't get as much snow as other well-known Hokkaido resorts but the payback is that it doesn't get as busy so that when it does
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by sanisnow on 10th January 2014
Late Snow
Snow came a little late in Furano this year, or rather in an inconsistent manner as there was a bit of a dry spell, w/o any fresh snow for almost a week during the end of December.

The gondola at the Kitanomine area wasn't open till much later on (around the 27 Dec??) with some courses still closed so that was kind of a bummer.

However, on those days where it did snowed and when the gondola was open, it
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 4th March 2011
Furano review
Ok, I'm into the 3rd month of my second season in Furano so thought it was about time I wrote a review. Not so much an in-depth review of the slopes but more of my general feelings about the place. By way of background, I'm a boarder who's been to various resorts in Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan over the last 11 years or so.

So, let's cut to the chase, I like Furano - alot!
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Mick Rich on 4th March 2011
Furano Review
Ok, I'm into the 3rd month of my second season in Furano so thought it was about time I wrote a review. Not so much an in-depth review of the slopes but more of my general feelings about the place. By way of background, I'm a boarder who's been to various resorts in Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan over the last 11 years or so.

So, let's cut to the chase, I like Furano - alot!
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by ippy on 14th February 2011
Furano review
Lets get the bad out of the way first.

Nine days... in Hokkaido... in late January/early February. And not a flake of fresh snow?

I mean if it was 3 or 4 days, I can live with that, but nine seems deliberate! >:(

So understand this before you immediately start booking flights to Asahikawa. Furano gets less snow than Niseko. MUCH less snow. Apparently the clouds scoot to Niseko, drop their load and then fly away. They dont make it over
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 3rd January 2011
Furano review by Leify
I quite liked this resort and visited because of the other reviews written on it.

Unfortunately this year December 2010 has been a slow, slowest its been in years.. so the legendary heavy falls of powder were no where to be seen.

There are two sides to the mountain connected by one chair lift. The entire resort can be skiied in one day. There had been 50 cm from the day before I arrived so there were powder stashes in
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by dyna8800 on 9th March 2009
Furano review
Furano is best known for its fields of lavender and being the scene of the drama called "Kita no Kuni Kara" (From Northern Country) with its rustic stone and log house. Recently, the town of Furano has been making efforts to attract more foreigners to visit, and it seems to have been successful judging from the number of non Japanese that we saw on our trip. Asahikawa airport allows easy access (much faster than through Shin Chitose/Sapporo airport).

To briefly describe
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Pusher on 6th January 2008
Furano review by Pusher
I've said it before and I'll say it again Furano rocks!

This resort has enough courses to keep you busy with a good balance of long cruises and challenging terrain at any level..

There's no park untill mid January and you have to pay extra for the pipe but if you just want to freeride in the most spectacular scenery in Hokkaido then go here!

I recommend the panorama, technical, kumagera and the challenge course on the Furano zone, and the link
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by Pusher on 26th November 2007
Furano review
I visited Furano last christmas and have just booked again for this year...I LOVE THIS PLACE.

I wouldn't class myself as the best rider in the world but I have been to many resorts in Gunma, Nigata, Nagano, Tochigi, Fukushima and Hokkaido in 9 years of riding in Japan and out of every resort I have I have ever been to FURANO rocks!

There are some great powder courses in Furano which, after a heavy snowfall, provide great powder skiing. These areas
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by tregster on 19th March 2007
Furano review by tregster
Why isn't there a zero star button? We were not impressed with Furano.

This place is probably great for skiers or alpine boarders who want lots of groomed piste, but for serious freeriding snowboarders it is not cool. Almost everywhere is groomed, any interesting terrain is roped off and ski patrol are out en masse to catch people ducking the ropes to get to the fun stuff.

Of the two black courses on the North side, the longer one from
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Furano
富良野
Furano City, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 27th January 2007
Furano review by troppo
Just back from a special place that I believe has been unfairly criticised for its off piste policy.

The fact is that this resort is in a national park and the lease only extends to the piste areas. To igore this is not to appreciate what a special place Furano is. They in fact keep some runs un-groomed after snow to enable the freshie experience and I for one had a great time skiing the untracked on snow days without
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