Sahoro Resort (Shintoku Town, Hokkaido)

Sahoro Resort
サホロリゾート (北海道 新得町)
Planned season: Thursday 1st December 2016 until early April 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Sahoro Resort is located in the southern region of Shintoku town in central Hokkaido. The resort is on the eastern slopes of Mt Sahoro and about 12km to the north of the main town centre area. A new northern area has increased the size of the resort by about 50% for the 2016-2017 season. The new area opens up 5 new courses (with only one classified as 'beginner') and they are serviced by a new quad lift. Sahoro Resort Bear Mountain - a kind of 'higuma bear safari park' - is open outside of the winter season and located by the base of the ski hill.

Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.

The Mountain

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Sahoro Resort Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 130cm 80cm 1st 150cm 100cm 1st 170cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 130cm 80cm 2nd 150cm 105cm 2nd 170cm 180cm
3rd - 45cm 3rd 130cm 80cm 3rd 150cm 115cm 3rd 170cm 180cm
4th - - 4th 130cm 90cm 4th 150cm 110cm 4th 170cm 165cm
5th - - 5th 130cm 90cm 5th 150cm 110cm 5th 170cm 165cm
6th - - 6th 130cm 100cm 6th 160cm 115cm 6th 185cm 165cm
7th - - 7th 130cm 100cm 7th 160cm 120cm 7th 185cm 165cm
8th - - 8th 130cm 100cm 8th 160cm 120cm 8th 180cm 155cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 100cm 9th 160cm 120cm 9th 180cm 155cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 100cm 10th 160cm 120cm 10th 180cm 155cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 110cm 11th 160cm 120cm 11th 180cm 155cm
12th - - 12th 130cm 110cm 12th 160cm 120cm 12th 180cm 155cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 110cm 13th 160cm 110cm 13th 180cm 155cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 120cm 14th 160cm 110cm 14th 175cm 155cm
15th 60cm 40cm 15th 140cm 120cm 15th 160cm 110cm 15th 165cm 155cm
16th 60cm 40cm 16th 120cm 120cm 16th 150cm 110cm 16th 165cm 155cm
17th 60cm 40cm 17th 120cm 110cm 17th 150cm 110cm 17th 165cm 150cm
18th 60cm 40cm 18th 120cm 110cm 18th 150cm 110cm 18th 165cm 150cm
19th 60cm 45cm 19th 120cm 120cm 19th 160cm 110cm 19th 165cm 150cm
20th 80cm 45cm 20th 130cm 120cm 20th 180cm 110cm 20th 165cm 135cm
21st 75cm 50cm 21st 130cm 120cm 21st 180cm 140cm 21st 165cm 130cm
22nd 75cm 50cm 22nd 130cm 110cm 22nd 170cm 140cm 22nd 165cm 130cm
23rd 75cm 55cm 23rd 150cm 110cm 23rd 165cm 150cm 23rd 165cm 130cm
24th 85cm 55cm 24th 155cm 110cm 24th 165cm 150cm 24th 165cm 130cm
25th 120cm 55cm 25th 155cm 100cm 25th 165cm 150cm 25th 170cm 130cm
26th 120cm 60cm 26th 155cm 100cm 26th 180cm 150cm 26th 170cm 130cm
27th 120cm 60cm 27th 140cm 100cm 27th 180cm 150cm 27th 170cm 130cm
28th 120cm 65cm 28th 140cm 100cm 28th 180cm 150cm 28th 170cm 130cm
29th 115cm 70cm 29th 140cm 100cm 29th - 150cm 29th 170cm 125cm
30th 115cm 80cm 30th 155cm 100cm 30th 30th 170cm 125cm
31st 130cm 80cm 31st 155cm 100cm 31st 31st 170cm 120cm

Previous Statistics

Sahoro Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sahoro Resort. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There is a 'Kids Park' at the base of the resort.

A child care service 'Kids Mini' is available in the resort hotel. Charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
There are a few 'Attraction Areas' at Sahoro as well as a snowmobile course. 

Sahoro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 6:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 6:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Sahoro Resort is open from 9am until 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and from 8am on Sundays and national holidays.

There is no nighta beyond 6pm at this resort.

Sahoro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 5,500 yen 4,400 yen 4,400 yen
4 Hours 4,400 yen 3,520 yen 3,520 yen
1 Lift Coupon 370 yen 300 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,700 yen 3,000 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,110 yen 900 yen
Gondola return 1,850 yen 1,500 yen
After 4 Hours (from 1pm) 2,750 yen 2,200 yen
Beginner 4 Hours 2,750 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 34,020 yen 62,370 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Beginners Ticket is valid only on the Number 1 high speed lift, the Number 2 high speed lift, the Number 6 lift and the Number 6 pair lift.

A family pack for 1 adult and 1 child is 7,920 yen.

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers five snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort, Mount Racey and Nakayamatoge. There are three levels of ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school and rental for the ticket owner and friends. The full price for the Standard ticket is 88,000 yen for adults; 63,600 yen for high school students; and 52,000 yen for younger children.

Getting to Sahoro Resort

By public transport
11.9km from Shintoku Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
18.9km from Ochiai Station on the Nemuro Honsen Line
Transport Information
Sahoro Resort is about 12km to the south of Shintoku Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.

>> More information on the Nemuro Honsen train line
A free shuttle bus is available from Shintoku Station to Sahoro Resort. Prior reservations for this service are requested.
By Car
25.1km from the Tokachi Shimizu IC on the Doto Expressway
28.8km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 38 (1.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1085
Sahoro is located about 2km off Route 38 (Tokachi National Highway).

Arriving from Sapporo and western regions, Tomamu IC is the most convenient exit on the Doto Expressway.

From the Tomamu IC exit, turn right onto Prefecture Road 136 and continue heading north on this road for about 11km until reaching the junction with Route 38 (Karikachi National Highway).
Continue on this road for about 16km until reaching the signs for Sahoro Resort on the left hand side of the road. Turn left and follow the road to resort base.

From the Tokachi Shimizu IC exit, turn right onto Route 274 (Nissho Toge National Highway) and continue for just under 4km until reaching Route 38. Turn left onto Route 38 and head north for just over 19km until reaching the signs for Sahoro Resort on the right hand side of the road. Turn right and follow the road to resort base.

>> More information on Doto Expressway
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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