Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at 1220 m altitude issued: 8 am27 Oct 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 24.0mm), heaviest during Fri night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 8°C on Fri night, min -2°C on Sat night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 4-6 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 2.0mm) on Mon morning Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Sun night, min -2°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Mon morning, light winds from the WSW by Tue morning).
Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Wind (km/h)
45 NW45
40 WNW40
45 WNW45
10 WSW10
20 SSW20
25 SW25
45 NW45
40 NW40
35 WNW35
25 WNW25
10 WSW10
35 WSW35
65 W65
55 W55
45 W45
15 WSW15
10 WSW10
20 WNW20
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Freezing level (m)140014001400255022503100315013501000115015002100200017501200125012001050
Yamagata Zao Onsen freezing level scale
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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 1220 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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