Sahoro is a relatively small resort, but is located in one of the best ski areas in the country. This means visitors are subject to some of the best snow Japan has to offer, but don’t have to deal with sprawling resorts that take hours to cross orbusy runs that ruin the fun – both hotels are located pretty much across the road from the slopes and everything you need is located within walking distance. There are only two hotel options, but between them they cater to a huge audience, ranging from budget travel options through to more expansive and luxurious rooms, including great facilities for families at Club Med.
There are a range of intermediate slopes throughout the resort, and a handful of more advanced runs too. There are also a handful of tree runs for the experts, and while off-piste skiing is technically not allowed, the instructors and patrol don’t seem very strict. While the hotels each have a handful of activities, there aren’t many extra activities to keep you entertained, so the resort is best suited for die-hard ski enthusiasts or for those staying only for a short time. Despite this, the resort is only a fifteen-minute drive from the nearby Shintoku town, and you’ll definitely be able to find something to entertain you there.
Sahoro has a handful of onsens and spas at the two hotels, and each hotel offers a host of restaurants, cafes and some bars. However, there isn’t much outside of the hotels, and you’ll need to venture into Shintoku to find anything new and exciting. The resort is easily accessible via train, and there are a number of shuttle busses that run directly to and from Chitose Airport and other nearby resorts. While it’s a fantastic resort within itself, it’s small size and lack of activities means most will find they enjoy it the most only for a few days – you’re best off enjoying Sahoro along with a range of other resorts in a tour, perhaps through the Hokkaido area, otherwise you’ll run the risk of boring yourself.
|Longest Run||3,000 m|
|Average Snowfall||8 m|
|Runs Open||Weekdays & Sat 9:00 - 18:00 Sun & Holidays 8:00 - 18:00|
|Ski Season||Dec - Apr|