Sahoro Resort (Shintoku Town, Hokkaido)

Sahoro Resort
サホロリゾート (北海道 新得町)
Planned season: Saturday 1st December 2018 until Sunday 14th April 2019
Official snow depth 35cm (0cm) [updated on 11th December 2018]

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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

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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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 - 80cm 1st - 90cm 1st - 125cm
2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd - 80cm 2nd - 90cm 2nd - 140cm
3rd 30cm 40cm 3rd - 80cm 3rd - 90cm 3rd - 140cm
4th 20cm 40cm 4th - 80cm 4th - 90cm 4th - 140cm
5th 20cm 50cm 5th - 80cm 5th - 90cm 5th - 150cm
6th 30cm 55cm 6th - 80cm 6th - 100cm 6th - 150cm
7th 30cm 55cm 7th - 90cm 7th - 100cm 7th - 150cm
8th 35cm 65cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 100cm 8th - 170cm
9th 35cm 85cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 100cm 9th - 200cm
10th 35cm 85cm 10th - 100cm 10th - 110cm 10th - 200cm
11th 35cm 90cm 11th - 100cm 11th - 110cm 11th - 200cm
12th - 100cm 12th - 90cm 12th - 110cm 12th - 200cm
13th - 100cm 13th - 90cm 13th - 110cm 13th - 190cm
14th - 100cm 14th - 90cm 14th - 110cm 14th - 180cm
15th - 100cm 15th - 90cm 15th - 110cm 15th - 180cm
16th - 100cm 16th - 90cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 170cm
17th - 70cm 17th - 90cm 17th - 120cm 17th - 160cm
18th - 70cm 18th - 90cm 18th - 120cm 18th - 150cm
19th - 70cm 19th - 90cm 19th - 120cm 19th - 150cm
20th - 70cm 20th - 95cm 20th - 120cm 20th - 150cm
21st - 70cm 21st - 95cm 21st - 120cm 21st - 150cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd - 100cm 22nd - 120cm 22nd - 140cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 100cm 23rd - 125cm 23rd - 140cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 100cm 24th - 125cm 24th - 140cm
25th - 70cm 25th - 100cm 25th - 120cm 25th - 140cm
26th - 70cm 26th - 90cm 26th - 125cm 26th - 140cm
27th - 70cm 27th - 90cm 27th - 125cm 27th - 140cm
28th - 80cm 28th - 90cm 28th - 125cm 28th - 140cm
29th - 80cm 29th - 90cm 29th - - 29th - 130cm
30th - 80cm 30th - 90cm 30th 30th - 130cm
31st - 80cm 31st - 90cm 31st 31st - 100cm

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 'Snow Park' is scheduled to open from the early part of January 2019.

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

Sahoro Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Early December 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 14th December 2018 and from 24th March 2019.

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 5,600 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
4 Hours 4,500 yen 3,620 yen 3,620 yen
1 Lift Coupon 470 yen 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,800 yen 3,100 yen
Gondola 1 way 1,210 yen 1,000 yen
Gondola return 1,950 yen 1,600 yen
After 4 Hours (from 1pm) 3,400 yen 2,720 yen
Beginner 4 Hours 2,800 yen 2,250 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.

The 'K Winter Pass' is a season ticket that covers four snow resorts in Hokkaido - Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort and Nakayamatoge. (And also 4 overseas resorts!) Note: Mount Racey is no longer part of the ticket.

There are three levels of the K Winter Pass 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 88,500 yen for adults, 64,100 yen for high school students and 52,500 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

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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