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“Furano” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Furano Ski Place

Furano Ski Place
Nakagoryo, Furano, Hokkaido 076-0016, Japan
+81 167-22-1111
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Furano
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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“Furano”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Amazing town in summer as the place is an adventures paradise. Rafting, ballooning, wild flowers, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding, golf, trecking and much much more. In winter if you want heaps of snow and powder, go to Niseko. Off piste here is out of bounds and rightfully so. Way too many idiots and "Jimbo's" abound that stuff it up on and off the mountain.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Amazing town, amazing people, amazing snow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Have been going to Furano for 7 years now and every year has been a highlight. As it is a town and not a ski resort there are some sensational restaurants and a wide variety of accommodation. The snow this year was fantastic - lots of groomed runs but pockets of awesome powder which was just the best fun. Finally got some friends from Sydney to join us and despite everything we did in Japan, their Furano experience was the highlight. Try looking at flying into Asahikawa airport rather than Sapporo as it will save about 90 minutes on the bus. Best part, not too many aussies and it is very much a Japanese experience instead of Bali in the snow at Niseko (this being sad the powder there is spectacular).

Visited January 2013
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singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I wouldn't go unless you're an intermediate skier or boarder”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went on 8th December, only 1 piste is open (reason given was a lack of snow.) It was difficult course as I'm only a beginner and with only 1 piste is open, the piste is quite steep. Lift ticket was ¥3,200 for a day. Rental is ¥4,000 a day. No discounts or coupons. Staff can't really speak alot of English. I really didn't have much fun. The course is too difficult for a so-so skier. It was close at 3 pm due to strong wind. Overall, I didn't have fun at all.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing resort, incredible powder, no lines!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Visited for 5 days snowboarding in Feb 2011. The resort facilities are excellent - gondolas, covered chairs etc. Night skiing every night. Strictly no skiing allowed in tree areas which is a shame but given the size of the resort and amount of powder this is probably a fair health & safety restriction (sneaking in and out in some places was too hard to resist though). Two sides to the resort which are accessible by lift. Good range of beginner-intermediate terrain. Just could not believe how big the runs were for how few people there. It snowed the day before we arrived and the snow remained as dry powder until afternoon of the 4th day. On 5th day it snowed all day but was still unlimited visibility, unlike in NZ. Because of the dry air it isn't that cold until the sun goes down when it is very cold - balaclavas recommended for night skiing. Included in our 5 day pass was one day at Kamui Ski Links which is highly recommended (smaller resort with great tree skiing).

Visited February 2012
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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“POW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Great powder. Rarely stopped snowing. Nice long runs. No crowds at all.

Visited February 2012
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