Sahoro Resort (Shintoku Town, Hokkaido)

Sahoro Resort
(北海道 新得町)
Planned season: Saturday 30th November 2019 until Sunday 12th April 2020
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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 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.

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 30cm 30cm 1st 75cm 90cm 1st 120cm 110cm 1st 120cm 130cm
2nd 30cm 30cm 2nd 75cm 90cm 2nd 120cm 110cm 2nd 120cm 130cm
3rd 30cm 30cm 3rd 75cm 90cm 3rd 120cm 110cm 3rd 120cm 130cm
4th 40cm 20cm 4th 90cm 90cm 4th 120cm 110cm 4th 130cm 130cm
5th 80cm 20cm 5th 100cm 90cm 5th 130cm 120cm 5th 130cm 125cm
6th 80cm 30cm 6th 100cm 90cm 6th 130cm 120cm 6th 130cm 125cm
7th 80cm 30cm 7th 100cm 90cm 7th 130cm 120cm 7th 140cm 125cm
8th 40cm 35cm 8th 100cm 90cm 8th 130cm 130cm 8th 140cm 125cm
9th 50cm 35cm 9th 100cm 90cm 9th 130cm 130cm 9th 130cm 125cm
10th 40cm 35cm 10th 100cm 90cm 10th 130cm 130cm 10th 130cm 125cm
11th 40cm 35cm 11th 100cm 125cm 11th 130cm 130cm 11th 130cm 125cm
12th 40cm 35cm 12th 100cm 110cm 12th 130cm 140cm 12th 130cm 125cm
13th 50cm 35cm 13th 100cm 110cm 13th 130cm 140cm 13th 130cm 130cm
14th 50cm 35cm 14th 100cm 100cm 14th 110cm 140cm 14th 130cm 130cm
15th 45cm 35cm 15th 100cm 100cm 15th 110cm 140cm 15th 130cm 130cm
16th 45cm 35cm 16th 100cm 100cm 16th 110cm 140cm 16th 130cm 130cm
17th 50cm 35cm 17th 100cm 100cm 17th 120cm 140cm 17th 130cm 140cm
18th 50cm 65cm 18th 100cm 100cm 18th 130cm 130cm 18th 130cm 140cm
19th 50cm 80cm 19th 100cm 100cm 19th 130cm 140cm 19th 130cm 140cm
20th 50cm 90cm 20th 100cm 105cm 20th 130cm 130cm 20th 130cm 140cm
21st 50cm 90cm 21st 100cm 105cm 21st 130cm 130cm 21st 120cm 140cm
22nd 60cm 90cm 22nd 100cm 100cm 22nd 130cm 130cm 22nd 125cm 130cm
23rd 60cm 90cm 23rd 100cm 110cm 23rd 130cm 130cm 23rd 125cm 130cm
24th 60cm 90cm 24th 100cm 110cm 24th 130cm 130cm 24th 125cm 130cm
25th 60cm 100cm 25th 100cm 110cm 25th 130cm 130cm 25th 125cm 140cm
26th 60cm 100cm 26th 100cm 110cm 26th 130cm 130cm 26th 125cm 140cm
27th 65cm 100cm 27th 100cm 100cm 27th 130cm 130cm 27th 125cm 140cm
28th 55cm 100cm 28th 100cm 100cm 28th 130cm 130cm 28th 125cm 140cm
29th 75cm 100cm 29th 100cm 100cm 29th 130cm - 29th 125cm 140cm
30th 75cm 90cm 30th 100cm 100cm 30th 30th 120cm 140cm
31st 75cm 90cm 31st 120cm 100cm 31st 31st 120cm 140cm

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 is available in the resort hotel. Charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
A 'Sahoro Snow Park' is scheduled to open from the early part of January until early March 2020.

The resort also says it will be offering a 'First Tracks' service. 

Sahoro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Mid April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 9:00am 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 9:00am until 6:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays, until 4:00pm until 13th December 2019 and from 22nd March 2020.

There is no nighta beyond 6:00pm at this resort.

Sahoro Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
4 years to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Day 5,800 yen 4,600 yen 4,600 yen
4 Hours 4,600 yen 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 490 yen 410 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen 3,200 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,270 yen 1,030 yen
Gondola return 2,050 yen 1,650 yen
After 4 Hours (from 1pm) 3,500 yen 2,800 yen
Limited 4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,400 yen
Season Ticket 63,800 yen 35,200 yen 63,800 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2019-2020 Season Lift Tickets

The Beginners Ticket is valid only on the Number 1 high speed lift, the Number 2 high speed lift, the Number 6 lift, the Number 6 pair lift and the Number 7 lift.

Cheaper one day lift tickets are available during the early and spring season periods.

A lunch pack including a 1-day ticket (5,900 yen adults; 4,700 yen child) and package including a 1-day lift ticket and equipment rental (7,500 yen adults; 6,000 yen child) is also available.

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers four snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort and Nakayamatoge.

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
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 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.
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

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)
Parking is available at the base of the resort.

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