The Furano Ski Resort is located in a quaint Japanese city in the centre of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The city is easily accessed through major airports in Asahikawa and Sapporo. In the winter, cool Siberian winds blow across the Okhotsk Sea and dump on average 8 metres of some of the lightest powder snow in the world. Furano has an agricultural and tourism based economy, meaning that local restaurants are provided with the freshest local produce and top rate tourism infrastructure is in place to accommodate domestic and international visitors who come to experience the areas renowned natural assets. Furano boasts not only a world class ski resort, which as hosted as many as 10 FIS Ski World Cups and 2 FIS Snowboard World Cups but also a traditional Japanese city, where friendly locals bend over backwards to ensure visitors enjoy their stay. The resort offers a wide variety of accommodation options, ranging from ski-in ski-out hotels, to cottages and Japanese guesthouses. With the city centre a mere 10 minutes from the ski area, visitors are easily transported to delectable Japanese cuisine, sake, and karaoke. On of the most popular après ski activities in Furano is soaking away the day’s weariness in one of the many outdoor natural hot springs which also afford magnificent views. Furano is ideally located for day tours to other local mountains where some of the best backcountry skiing and riding is found, including on live smoking volcanoes.
Pension Snow Flake is a great family run guesthouse run by an Olympic snow coach and is used as the base for many professional Alpine snowboarders. It is located within a couple of minutes walking distance to the gondola and convenience store. Western rooms have their own toilet but bath/showers are shared. Facilities include kitchen, English TV in the lounge area and internet connection. This is also a great alternative for families as this resort offers childcare services at additional charge, allowing parents to leave their kids to enjoy the snow for half or full day.
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Children are supervised while they play in the indoor play area with educational toys, singing and dancing or outdoor play area, (sledding, snow man making).
AM half day care (9.30am – 12.00pm) or PM half day care (13.30pm – 16.00pm)
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