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Powder Explorer 1

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 17 people
Destination(s): Japan  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: January - February
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3425 Australian Dollar (AUD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3425 Australian Dollar (AUD)

The Furano ski resort lies at the very center of Hokkaido and is renowned for its long runs, magnificent views and the ever present Hokkaido powder, with falls of up to 8 meters per season on average. Furano resort has been the venue for world cup races with many of the world's great skiers having tested its steep and fast ski runs. While not getting as much powder as Niseko, you'll find more sunny days and the colder temperatures give superb quality snow. When the powder is on, it is, quite simply, the best. Add to this the distinct lack of crowds and express lifts that take you to the top of 4,5 km runs in a little over ten minutes and you have a recipe for leg burning skiing.

Amenities include banks, cafes, bars and restaurants. The resort and the town of Furano combined have about 100 eateries. You can also explore the winery and cheese factory. There is a modern ski school with group or private lessons as well as snow mobile and ski rides. The Master’s beer house and bakery, known as Yama no doxon is renowned and is a must visit while skiing in Furano. The main town is a five minute taxi ride from the resort. Ski hire and ski shops are based at the resort, while in town there are a wider range of ski equipment at various shops. Our staff can assist with arranging any ski hire.

Cross country skiers have tracks cut for both classical and skating about 5 minutes walk from the resort. There are also ample areas for exploring by cross country skis in the vicinity of the resort. Ski area lifts include the 6 person Kitanomine Gondola which goes 2,95 km giving runs up to 4,5 km in length, the 100 person Furano Ropeway which covers 2,5 km in 5 minutes! The central valleys have superb powder and the views of the central ranges of Hokkaido are spectacular. Furano is well known for it’s lack of crowds adding to your enjoyment of this former world cup resort. There are ample beginner/intermediate runs at the base of each side of the mountain, with the steeper and deeper runs up high.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 12 nights accommodation Japanese style twin share
- 11 dinners and 12 breakfast
- Lunches while at Asahi Dake and Tokachi but not on transfer days
- 3 day lift pass at Furano
- All transfers from Asahikawa and Chitose airport
- Japanese speaking tour escort and guide
- Suit intermediate to experienced skiers.

About This Supplier
Location: Australia
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2010

At M20074 we are passionate about exploring Japan and have been doing so now for 30 years. Whether it is cycle touring Japan, skiing in Japan or walking in Japan our passion to explore Japan has shown us the extraordinary possibilities that exist in the far corners of this enigmatic land for authentic adventure...

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