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When does Furano Ski Resort open? Dates have just been announced!

Planning a trip to Furano Ski Resort and wondering when it opens and closes? We've got the details you need on the Resort opening dates plus a few extras in case you enjoy a side-trip.

With the season drawing closer you may be starting to book your accommodation - and for those looking to get in on some Shoulder Season action - knowing when the Resorts typically close and open is really important.

Lucky for you - Furano Ski Resort has just shared with us it's 2023/2024 snow season opening dates!

Know before you go

Shoulder season can be great for those who wish to avoid the crowds and save big however ski resort opening and closing times vary year-to-year depending on conditions.

Those booking early in the season should be aware that unlike in places like Europe and Australia, where due to marginal snow conditions snow guns allow some Resorts to offer limited snow from the very first day - Japanese resorts do not typically have snowmaking - so these dates should be noted as the earliest opening time subject to the first big powder dump.

Furano's Ski Resort Opening Date for 23/24 are as follows:

Furano Ski Resort
Located close to the main CBD the resort is split into two main areas - the Furano Zone and the Kitanomine Zone. These two areas don't open at the same time.

Furano Zone: Opening 25th November, 2023
Kitanomine Zone: Opening 23rd December, 2023

Fenix Furano and Fenix West are located directly in front of the Kitanomine Zone gondola station. Opening dates and times may be delayed depending on snow conditions.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Both Fenix Furano and Fenix West offer a shuttle service for guests when the Kitanomine Zone is not in operation. We can deliver you to the Furano Zone and pick you up and recommend booking a time in advance with the Hotel Front Desk.

Furano Zone

Season Date
Early Season 25 Nov – 1 Dec
Regular Season 2 Dec – 24 Mar
Spring Season 25 Mar – 6 May
Night Ski Mid-Dec – 23 Mar

Kitanomine Zone

Season Date
No Early Season Shuttle to Furano Zone
Regular Season 23 Dec ~ 24 Mar
No Spring Season Shuttle to Furano Zone
Night Ski Late Dec TBC ~ 23 May

Historical opening dates for Furano Ski Resort (Furano Zone)

Year Date
2022/23 4 Dec – 3 May
2021/22 20 Nov – 8 May
2020/21 21 Nov – 5 May
2019/20 23 Nov – 6 May

Lift prices:

Information on special lift ticket prices for our guests is usually updated from mid-October to early November, and will be shared on our socials.

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Fenix Furano

Fenix Furano apartment-hotel: Contemporary 1, 2 and 3-bedroom accommodation near Kitanomine Gondola. On-site restaurant, ski lockers & Rhythm ski rental.

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Sahoro Resort
Sahoro Resort, located 1 hour from Furano City, has 8 ski lifts including the 2.1km long gondola. With a fantastic array of options for beginners Sahoro also makes a great side trip for more advanced riders staying in Furano.

Typically opens: December 1 to March 31 - subject to conditions.

Historical opening dates for Sahoro

Year Date
2022/23 10 Dec – 9 Apr
2021/22 17 Dec – 31 Mar
2020/21 12 Dec – 31 Mar
2019/20 30 Nov – 12 Apr

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Ski Resort
Typically opens late December to 5th May - in 2022 it opened 8th December to 5th May.

While technically closer to Asahikawa we have included this one for it's uniqeness - a volcano in the middle of a national park! Take the scenic Daisetsuzan Kurodake Ropeway before hopping across to do laps on the Kurodake Ski Area Ski Lift - and the *single* 1.2km run.

Kurodake Ski Resort is an interesting one
Amon Bradshaw

Amon Bradshaw

Amon is our Japan Marketing Manager - having joined the team in late 2022 after 5 years experience in the Australian ski and tourism industry - Amon enjoys hiking, camping and snowboarding badly.


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