Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at  m altitude issued: 8 pm05 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort Guide

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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort Guide

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Slope Stats

  • 1661m

  • 881m

  • 780m

  • Acres of ski:460
  • Pistes:25
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:No
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner35%
  • intermediate50%
  • advanced15%

Yamagata Zao Onsen in Japan (located in the Yamagata prefecture) is a large resort with 38 lifts that offers skiers an impressive 881 metres (2890 feet) of vertical descent. Yamagata Zao Onsen has 460 acres of terrain over 25 pistes. Yamagata Zao Onsen is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Yamagata Zao Onsen. The nearest airport is at Sendai and the nearest train station to Yamagata Zao Onsen is at Yamagata. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Yamagata Zao Onsen.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Sendai
  • Nearest Train Station:Yamagata
  • Tourist Office Phone:023-694-9328
  • Tourist Office Website:www.zao-spa.or.jp
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:10 Dec 2016
  • Season closes:30 Apr 2017
  • Lifts:38 chair lifts
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  •   38
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:5 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1220 m)view full snow forecast

night
partly cloudy
60 WSW60
3 °CF-Level
1750m
AM
light snow
65 W65
1 °CF-Level
1350m
PM
light snow
80 WNW80
-5 °CF-Level
600m

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Visitor Reviews of Yamagata Zao Onsen

Tony Brown from Australia writes:

I have skied at Zao 5~6 times since 1984. It is a resort with a great traditional village atmosphere, hot springs and skiing for everyone. The snow monsters look fantastic, however opportunities for skiing amongst them are for advanced skiers only. Most people just stick to the groomed runs. The thing I like most is the ski-in ski-out accommodation options and proximity of the whole village to the lifts. The only draw back is the toll road costs from Yamagata, but if staying at Zao you only pay once. The other negative is that there is a bit of a traverse between some lifts but this is only a minor gripe and won't trouble good skiers. The big bonus is the snow quality, varied terrain and different aspects offering sheltered runs depending on wind direction. The government run Minshiku Ryuzanso is only 50m from the Chuo (middle) gondola and at 8,000 yen per night including 2 meals can't be beat. It also has its own onsen. The manager Furukawa san is still there (2008) and very helpful for foreigners. Highly recommended.

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