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GUIDED DAY TRIPS IN/FROM FURANO
For PRIVATE GROUPS of up to 6 guests
From price based on guided day tour in Furano (private groups only of 6). If you are a solo the cost is 6 x that shown.
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USD 82
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are in Furano with a group, you can't go past a guided ski or snowboard day tour in Furano or at one of the nearby ski areas such as Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro, Yubari & more. Tours are for PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY of up to 6 guests i.e. you cannot join a group.
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  • PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY - you cannot join a group
  • Includes use of avalanche safety gear
  • Qualified guides (max 1:6 guide:guest ratio)
  • Transport (when travelling to other resorts from Furano)
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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Whiteroom Tours Furano & Surrounding Area PRIVATE GROUP Day Tours

Guided ski and snowboard day tours from Furano in Central Hokkaido for strong intermediates & above are offered. These tours are for PRIVATE GROUPS of up to 6 guests i.e. you cannot join a group. If you are a solo the cost is 6 x the per person rate shown. Kids are welcome as part of the group as long as they meet the minimum ability requirements (strong intermediate+).

Advanced bookings are essential as these tours book out well ahead of time.

Safety, flexibility and adaptability are key to a great guided experience. The staff are experienced guides with accreditation combinations of ski patrolling, instructing, avalanche awareness & first aid plus years of experience on snow. They study the weather & mountain environment continuously to ensure the best location is chosen each day in consultation with your group, ensuring you get the best conditions on your guided day at Furano or one of the many resorts in the Furano area.

Ross Mc Swiney heads up the guiding team along with a crew of dedicated professionals. Ross brings 13 years experience skiing in Hokkaido, 5 years as a Hokkaido Lead Ski Guide, 19 years experience as a Thredbo ski patroller, trainer & examiner, 5 years training Avalanche Awareness courses, and 15 years as a First Aid trainer and assessor.

Furano Guided Tours

Furano is deep....

deep...

...and deep!!!!!

Furano has some of the best off-piste terrain in Japan however it is not quite as easy to find as some other ski areas like Niseko (and this is what makes it so great!).

The guides will show you the best powder on the day both inside and outside of the resort boundaries.

Tour Price

Private Group (for up to 6 guests): JPY 55,000


Includes:

  • Avalanche safety gear rental
  • Qualified guide for the duration of the tour (max ratio 1:6 guide to guests)

Doesn't include:



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Day Trips to Resorts Near Furano

Tomamu white carpet treatment....

Asahidake blower POW...

...Sahoro tree mania

Furano is the ideal location to base yourself to access central Hokkaido's famous powder stashes like Asahidake, Kamui Links, Tomamu & Sahoro. In fact it is quite achievable to reach resorts such as Sapporo Tiene, Kokusai & Kurodake for a day trip.

The team offers group guided day tours to these destinations and will work in with you to hit them on the best possible day. Because you are already located at Furano, if the conditions aren't favourable on any given day for a visit to one of these destinations, you can simply spend the day skiing at Furano (which is an awesome hill in itself).

Tours usually commence around 7:30-8 am (with a pickup from your accommodation) and return to Furano by around 5:00 pm.

Asahidake is one of central Hokkaido's treasures. Located in the centre of the north island, Asahidake is an active volcano and receives possibly the driest snow on earth! If you are a powder hound you can't miss out on at least a day here with a guide (this is not a ski resort for the family).  
Yen 65,000
(for up to 6)
Kamui Ski Links is known as the spot for the Gods for its great powder and lack of crowds. It is an easy short drive to Kamui and there are plenty of moderate and gentle piste slopes so this is a great one for the family.   Yen 60,000
(for up to 6)
Tomamu has some great lift-accessed side-country and the back-bowl (which is north facing) always delivers the goods! Again this tour is suitable to full-on powder hounds but could also cater for a family group as there are plenty of slopes and facilities for the little ones.   Yen 60,000
(for up to 6)
Sahoro is a little further afield but for this reason not many powder junkies go there leaving the freshies just for you! There are endless lines to be had amongst well-spaced trees and no hiking is required whatsoever to get to to the goods. This tour would also be suitable for the family.   Yen 65,000
(for up to 6)
 Kurodake offers some of the best skiing and boarding in Japan. Whilst there is some great riding under the ropeway (when conditions are right), the real goods are above the tiny ski area which requires some hiking (skins and split boards are the ideal tools for a visit to Kurodake). Please note the Kurodake rope way generally only runs from late February each year.    Yen 70,000
(for up to 6)




























Includes:

  • Comfy 4wd transfer to / from your accommodation in Furano
  • Avalanche safety gear rental
  • Qualified guide for the duration of the tour (max ratio 1:6 guides to guests)

Doesn't include:

Whiteroom Tours Terms & Conditions

Guide Bookings Confirmation & Payment Cancellation Policy

Please note that Guide bookings are NOT CONFIRMED until a 20% deposit has been paid. Final balance is due 30 days prior to the start of your booking.

You must complete our booking form and Registration/Waiver from before your guided day. Failure to do so will result in the cancelation of your booking.

Guide Bookings Cancellation Policy

Your 20% deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel the guided day due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or guide injury.

Whiteroom Guides will refund your full payment less the 20% deposit if notice is given 30 days prior to your booking date commencement.

Whiteroom Guides will refund 50% of your full payment if less than 30 days but more than 7 days notice of cancellation is given.

Whiteroom Guides will provide no refund for cancellations less than 7 days prior or a no show on your booked day.

If Whiteroom Guides has to cancel your guided day due to adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances you will be offered another date or a 100% refund.

Backcountry Safety Equipment Requirements

Backcountry safety equipment is compulsory for all participants on any guided day. All of the necessary equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack) is available to hire. Please advise us if you need this equipment when booking. You may also bring your own gear to use.

If your Backcountry trip requires Alpine Touring equipment, split boards or snowshoes we will advise & recommend where the equipment can be rented from if you do not already have your own.

Pre Purchasing Lift Tickets

For day trips we recommend against purchasing lift tickets in advance, as there are no additional cost savings. Pre-purchasing lift tickets may only serve to limit your flexibility. Due to localized weather patterns, conditions can often be much different at nearby resorts & may influence the final destination decision.

Ski / Snowboard Ability Requirements


We recommend that you try to have everyone in the group at a similar ability level.

This is very important as experience shows that no one wants to be in over their head, holding up a group or alternatively waiting for others to make it down the mountain.

However, if you are all happy with a mixed ability group because you are all friends or family members then that is of-course fine with us.

Ski / Snowboard Instruction

Many of our Whiteroom Guides are also qualified instructors but the format of our trips is to ensure you ski great lines, great snow and incredible terrain. All our Guides are happy to offer advice and tips to help you improve your skills, but except for our Powder Progression Tour http://www.whiteroomtours.com/guided-tours/niseko-progression-tour/ we do not offer straight ski or snowboard lessons.

If you are interested specifically in instruction to improve your skills we can recommend booking a ski lesson with some exceptional instructional schools in your area.