Sahoro gets serious, with 5 new runs and a high speed quad to open in 2016/17.
The release of Sahoro’s 2016/17 trail map has revealed a terrain and lift expansion that will give skiers access to an additional five runs and and a new high speed quad on the north face of the mountain. The extended area increases the size of the resort by around 40% and includes 25 km of marked trails.
The expansion makes Sahoro a far more appealing destination for intermediate and advanced skiers, with four of the five new trails marked red (intermediate) or black (advanced).
The new north-facing slopes will also benefit more from the Siberian storms that are responsible for the huge quantities of snow that fall on Hokkaido. With access limited to its south-facing slopes up until now, Sahoro has only reported an average of 8 metres of snow a season, well below resorts like Niseko or Kiroro with around 15 metres.
As an added bonus, Sahoro will also introduce an IC gate card system for 2016/17.
About Sahoro Ski Resort
Sahoro is a destination resort located in central Hokkaido, popular with international travellers and families thanks to the presence of Club Med Sahoro – an all-inclusive hotel resort.
Sahoro’s ski area is considered small to medium sized by Japanese standards, and is serviced by a single gondola and eight chairlifts. With an international ski school (managed by Club Med) and extensive beginner terrain, it is an excellent destination for those learning to ski and snowboard. Advanced skiers can enjoy some very good tree skiing on both the north and south facing sides of the resort, but it is worth noting that Sahoro is not known for its steep terrain.
Another benefit of Sahoro is its proximity to the larger and better-known Furano and Tomamu ski resorts, both of which are close enough that they can be explored on a day trip.