Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at 780 m altitude issued: 8 pm04 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 8.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Tue afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Sun night, min -3°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, gales from the WNW by Tue morning).

Days 4-6 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 3.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Fri morning, min -4°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Thu night, gales from the W by Fri afternoon).
SunMonday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Sat
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rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
5 ENE5
35 W35
35 W35
40 WSW40
60 WNW60
65 WNW65
50 WNW50
20 WNW20
20 SSW20
45 WSW45
30 WNW30
25 WNW25
20 SSE20
30 SSW30
50 WSW50
55 W55
35 WNW35
40 WNW40
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
1-115-------111---
max°C
Max °C
66653-2-3121102971-1-2
min°C
Min °C
45441-3-3-1001-3-2530-1-4
chill°C
WChill°C
00-1-2-8-13-13-7-6-7-5-8-50-5-7-8-12
Humid.%538189869383868263727571867167858988
Freezing level (m)2150190017001900120050030065010501400900750650210019001000650500
Yamagata Zao Onsen freezing level scale
snowy slopeYamagata Zao Onsen freezing level
Sunrise-6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43-
Sunset--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17

Other resorts in Japan - Yamagata are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at the specific elevation of 780 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Yamagata Zao Onsen. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Japan.

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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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