Ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan
Furano Ski Resort ( 富良野スキー場, Furano Sukii-jō ), besides known as Furano Ski Area, is a haunt in Furano, Hokkaido, Japan, owned and operated by Prince Hotels. One of the leading ski areas in Hokkaido, the recourse became celebrated for its long-standing kinship with the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. In more recent years, it has held the mid-february Snowboarding World Cup, sponsored by Dydo Drinco. A view from the top of the slopes offers a bird’s-eye view of the Furano Valley and the Tokachi Peak Mountain Range. recently, there has been a sudden inflow of interest from winter sports enthusiasts overseas, peculiarly from Australia, and the numeral of tourists has increased dramatically .

Ski season [edit ]

The resorts by and large operates from around the end of November to the begin of May .

accommodation [edit ]

adjustment is in three main areas. At the base of the Furano Zone, at the base of the Kitanomine Zone or in business district Furano. There is a lot of accommodation around the base of the Kitanomine Zone within a inadequate walk of the lifts. Accommodation includes hotels, pensions, western-style self-contained condominiums and backpackers. In the Furano Zone the alone adjustment next to the lift is the ski-in ski-out New Furano Prince Hotel.

transport [edit ]

The populace bus service called Lavender runs from New Furano Prince Hotel via the Kitanomine haunt area and then into downtown Furano. In addition to this there is a night Resort Shuttle Bus from New Furano Prince Hotel to downtown Furano via Kitanomine .

Airports [edit ]

  • Asahikawa Airport
    • This is the closest Airport to Furano. From Asahikawa Airport you can take a public bus service called Lavender. This is a public bus service and therefore cannot be paid in advance. Alternatively Hokkaido Resort Liner operate a reserved seat service.
  • New Chitose Airport
    • From New Chitose Airport Hokkaido Resort Liner operate a bus service several times a day directly to Furano. This bus must be booked in advance and only operates in winter.

Railways [edit ]

Those coming from Asahikawa may take the Furano Line directly to Furano Station. Those coming from the New Chitose Airport, Sapporo, and Takikawa areas can go by room of the JR Nemuro Main Line. There is besides a low-transit time Direct Limited Express Train that runs seasonally from Sapporo.

Buses [edit ]

A bus path operated by Furano Bus Systems known as the Lavender Express runs between Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa Airport, and Furano Station. The theodolite time from Asahikawa Station to the ski area is around one and a half hours. From the airport it takes roughly seventy minutes, and from those coming up from the town below, it is ten-spot minutes from the train station. There are besides direct routes running from diverse hotels inside the cities of Asahikawa and Sapporo, however these alone run during the winter months. The Northliner, an intercity bus operating between Furano and Obihiro, stops at kyokai byoin ( 協会病院 ), the large hospital in the heart of the city. A bus from Shimukappu besides runs, however it avoids the ski repair area altogether, only going ampere far as Furano Station.

Automobiles [edit ]

  • National Highway 237, running very near the Asahikawa Airport, connects Asahikawa and Furano, reducing travel times and commuting stress. From New Chitose Airport and the Greater Sapporo Area, Hokkaido Prefectural Roads serve the needs of the busy traveller.

Ski slopes [edit ]

Furano Zone ( fifty ) and the Kitanomine Zone ( r )

  • Furano Ski Resort is divided into two areas, the Furano Zone and the Kitanomine Zone. The 24 courses are serviced by a series of lifts and gondolas.

lift statistics [edit ]

Name Capacity Length (m) Velocity (m/s) Remarks
Furano Ropeway 101 2,330 10  
Furano Downhill Highspeed Lift 1 4 1,944 4.0 With hood
Prince Romance Lift 2 601 1.6  
Downhill Romance Lift 2 2 786 2.0  
Downhill Lift 3 2 567 2.0  
Kitanomine Gondola 6 2,958 5.0  
Kitanomine Highspeed Lift 1 4 1,058 4.0  
Kitanomine Romance Lift 2 2 720 2.0  
Kitanomine A and B Lines 3 1 1,090 ?  
Link Lift 2 931 ?  

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