Minami Furano (Minamifurano Town, Hokkaido)

Minami Furano
南富良野 (北海道 南富良野町)
Planned season: Late December 2017 until late March 2018
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

780m
400m
380m
35"
5
1500m
3
20%
50%
30%
Skiers
70%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
30%
0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Minami Furano Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
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17/18
season
1st - - 1st - 35cm 1st - 80cm 1st - 80cm
2nd - - 2nd - 35cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 80cm
3rd - - 3rd - 50cm 3rd - 75cm 3rd - 80cm
4th - - 4th - 50cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 110cm
5th - - 5th - 50cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 110cm
6th - - 6th - 50cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 110cm
7th - - 7th - 55cm 7th - 80cm 7th - 105cm
8th - - 8th - 55cm 8th - 80cm 8th - 105cm
9th - - 9th - 55cm 9th - 80cm 9th - 95cm
10th - - 10th - 60cm 10th - 80cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 60cm 11th - 85cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 60cm 12th - 85cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th - 60cm 13th - 85cm 13th - 80cm
14th - - 14th - 60cm 14th - 85cm 14th - 75cm
15th - - 15th - 60cm 15th - 85cm 15th - 75cm
16th - - 16th - 65cm 16th - 85cm 16th - 65cm
17th - - 17th - 65cm 17th - 85cm 17th - 65cm
18th - - 18th - 65cm 18th - 95cm 18th - 60cm
19th - - 19th - 70cm 19th - 95cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 70cm 20th - 90cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 70cm 21st - 90cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 90cm 22nd - -
23rd - 35cm 23rd - 70cm 23rd - 90cm 23rd - -
24th - 35cm 24th - 75cm 24th - 85cm 24th - -
25th - 35cm 25th - 75cm 25th - 85cm 25th - -
26th - 35cm 26th - 80cm 26th - 85cm 26th - -
27th - 30cm 27th - 80cm 27th - 80cm 27th - -
28th - 30cm 28th - 80cm 28th - 80cm 28th - -
29th - 35cm 29th - 80cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 35cm 30th - 85cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 35cm 31st - 85cm 31st 31st - -

Minami Furano Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Not available Snowboard School: Not available
There is no ski or snowboard school at Minami Furano. 
Rental
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
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am until 9:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 1:00pm until 9:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Sometimes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Minami Furano is generally open from 1:00pm until 9:00pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays.

On Fridays and Saturdays it is open from 9:00am until 9:00pm.

On Sundays it is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

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 eight hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

Getting to Minami Furano

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

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
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More information on the Sekisho-sen train line
bus
Bus
No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
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
Direction
Direction
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.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of the ski hill.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Ikutora
Minamifurano-cho
Sorachi-gun
Hokkaido
079-2402
Telephone
Telephone
0167-52-2143
2018-2019 SKI RESORT INFORMATION UPDATES
As the 2018-2019 winter season approaches, we are gradually updating the information on these pages (for every ski resort in Japan).

Many ski resorts in Japan do not update their own information until late autumn. Our process of updating information will be ongoing right through until the end of November. In the meantime, ski resorts usually open and close around the same dates each year - so even if the planned season dates shown on this page are still from the 18-18 season, they can be used as a good indication of the upcoming season.

(1st October 2018)
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