Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at 1661 m altitude issued: 8 am05 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Tue morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Mon morning, min -10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the WNW on Tue afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Wed morning).

Days 4-6 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Thu morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Fri morning, min -10°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the W on Thu afternoon, stormy winds from the W by Fri afternoon).
Monday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Friday 9Saturday 10
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snow showers
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moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
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snow showers
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partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
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light snow
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partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
65 W65
60 W60
80 WSW80
70 WNW70
95 WNW95
80 WNW80
45 WNW45
35 SW35
75 WSW75
60 WNW60
45 WNW45
50 S50
55 WSW55
85 WSW85
80 W80
60 WNW60
65 W65
70 W70
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max°C
Max °C
101-3-8-9-7-3-2-7-5231-4-9-9-9
min°C
Min °C
000-6-9-10-9-5-7-8-6-42-3-8-9-9-10
chill°C
WChill°C
-9-9-9-18-23-24-20-14-18-20-16-11-6-15-21-21-22-23
Humid.%909178997384937470816472448691979586
Freezing level (m)1900170018001300500300550900130070075070020501800850500450300
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Sunrise6:39--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 1661 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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