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.
There is no ski or snowboard school at Minami Furano.
There is no ski and snowboard equipment available.
There are no special facilities for children.
There are no special snow park facilities.
Minami Furano Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Mid March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Normally open from 1:00pm until 9:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
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
55 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
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
Minami Furano is less than 1km from Ikutora Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.
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.
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.
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