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 increased the size of the resort by about 50% for the 2016-2017 season, serviced by a new quad lift. The new area opened up five new courses and for the 2017-2018 season all five courses now operate as a 'Powder Area' - ungroomed courses (not suitable for beginners!)
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.
There are three levels of the K Winter Pass ticket - Premium, Gold and Standard - each including varying discounts for ski school, rental for the ticket owner and friends and other stuff. The full price for the Standard ticket is 90,200 yen for adults; 65,300 yen for high school students and 53,500 yen for younger children. The most expensive Premium ticket costs 161,600 yen!
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
Sahoro Resort is about 12km to the south of Shintoku Station on the Nemuro Honsen line.
A shuttle bus is available from Shintoku Station to Sahoro Resort. Prior reservations for this service are requested.
A taxi from the station costs around 3,000 yen.
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.
About 166km from Sapporo city (2 hours 40 minutes) About 119km from Asahikawa city (2 hours 15 minutes) About 54km from Obihiro city (60 minutes) About 174km from Kushiro city (3 hours 10 minutes) About 154km from Shin Chitose Airport (2 hours 30 minutes) About 105km from Asahikawa Airport (1 hour 50 minutes)
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