Minami Furano (Minamifurano Town, Hokkaido)

Minami Furano
南富良野 (北海道 南富良野町)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Minami Furano is a small ski hill located and operated by the town of the same name in central Hokkaido. It is located just to the west of the main town Minami Furano town area, also close by the east shores of Kanayama lake. Minami Furano is located to the south of Furano city - 'minami' means south.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Minami Furano Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 90cm 45cm 1st 90cm 60cm 1st 75cm 90cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 50cm 2nd 90cm 60cm 2nd 70cm 90cm
3rd - - 3rd 85cm 60cm 3rd 95cm 60cm 3rd 70cm 85cm
4th - - 4th 85cm 60cm 4th 95cm 60cm 4th 70cm 85cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 60cm 5th 95cm 65cm 5th 75cm 85cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 65cm 6th 95cm 65cm 6th 75cm 80cm
7th - - 7th 75cm 65cm 7th 85cm 65cm 7th 75cm 80cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 65cm 8th 85cm 65cm 8th 75cm 75cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 60cm 9th 85cm 65cm 9th 95cm 70cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 60cm 10th 85cm 70cm 10th 75cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 85cm 60cm 11th 80cm 70cm 11th 75cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 85cm 55cm 12th 80cm 70cm 12th 70cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 85cm 55cm 13th 80cm 65cm 13th 70cm 70cm
14th - - 14th 85cm 55cm 14th 75cm 55cm 14th 65cm 70cm
15th - - 15th 85cm 55cm 15th 75cm 55cm 15th 65cm 65cm
16th - - 16th 85cm 50cm 16th 75cm 50cm 16th 65cm 65cm
17th - - 17th 80cm 50cm 17th 65cm 50cm 17th 65cm 60cm
18th - - 18th 75cm 50cm 18th 70cm 60cm 18th 65cm 55cm
19th - - 19th 75cm 60cm 19th 70cm 60cm 19th 65cm 55cm
20th - - 20th 75cm 60cm 20th 70cm 60cm 20th 60cm 50cm
21st - - 21st 75cm 60cm 21st 75cm 75cm 21st - 45cm
22nd - - 22nd 70cm 60cm 22nd 75cm 75cm 22nd - -
23rd 70cm - 23rd 70cm 60cm 23rd 75cm 75cm 23rd - -
24th 85cm - 24th 75cm 55cm 24th 80cm 75cm 24th - -
25th 85cm - 25th 75cm 55cm 25th 80cm 70cm 25th - -
26th 80cm 40cm 26th 75cm 55cm 26th 80cm 70cm 26th - -
27th 85cm 45cm 27th 70cm 55cm 27th 80cm 70cm 27th - -
28th 85cm 45cm 28th 85cm 55cm 28th 80cm 70cm 28th - -
29th 85cm 45cm 29th 90cm 60cm 29th - 70cm 29th - -
30th 90cm 45cm 30th 90cm 60cm 30th 30th - -
31st 90cm 45cm 31st 90cm 60cm 31st 31st - -

Minami Furano Facilities

Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Minami Furano. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Not available Snowboard Rental: Not available
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are no special facilities for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Minami Furano Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 1:00pm until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Minami Furano is generally open from 1pm until 9pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays.
On Fridays and Saturdays it is open from 9am until 9pm.
On Sundays it is open from 9am until 4pm.
The ski hill is closed on Mondays and also on 31st December and 1st January.

Minami Furano Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
55 years & over
8 Hours 2,500 yen 1,500 yen 2,500 yen
4 Hours 1,500 yen 1,000 yen 1,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 200 yen 100 yen 200 yen
11 Lift Coupons 2,000 yen 1,000 yen 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 10,000 yen 5,000 yen 5,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 8 Hour ticket is valid for 8 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Minami Furano

By public transport
1.3km from Ikutora Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
36.8km from Shimukappu Station on the Sekisho Line
Transport Information
Minami Furano is less than 1km from Ikutora Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

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No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
22.6km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
39.7km from the Shimukappu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 38 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1030
Minami Furano is located just over 1km from Route 38 which runs through the central area of Minami Furano town.
The nearest expressway exit is Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway.

From the Tomamu IC, exit turn right onto Prefecture Road 136 and continue heading north for just under 11km until reaching the junction with Route 38 (Karikachi National Highway). Turn left onto Route 38 and continue for about 10.5km until reaching the traffic lights in central Minami Furano. At the traffic lights the ski hill is signposted as 'Kokusetsu ski ground'. Turn left at the lights and then follow the signs to the base.

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Car parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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Lift system 55
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