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Yamagata Zao Onsen Resort Guide

The Yamagata Zao Onsen resort guide summary is: Yamagata Zao Onsen has 42 lifts within its 186 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 881m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Yamagata Zao Onsen.



Yamagata Zao Onsen Resort Guide

The Yamagata Zao Onsen resort guide summary is: Yamagata Zao Onsen has 42 lifts within its 186 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 881m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 25 trail at Yamagata Zao Onsen.

Vertical:

Top: 1661m
Arrow
881m
Bot: 780m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

25
35%
50%
15%

Hectares of Ski:

186
Snowmaking: —

Yamagata Zao Onsen Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon38
  • cablecar icon4
Total lifts = 42
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Visiting Yamagata Zao Onsen

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Yamagata Zao Onsen.

  • Season opens
    5 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    9 May 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Sendai
  • Nearest Train Station
    Yamagata
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    023-694-9328

Yamagata Zao Onsen Features

The terrain at Yamagata Zao Onsen includes:

  • Halfpipes
    No
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Yamagata Zao Onsen resort?

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.


Explore Yamagata Zao Onsen Location Map

Interactive Yamagata Zao Onsen trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Yamagata Zao Onsen?

JanuaryAverage: 5.9 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Yamagata Zao Onsen is week 4 of January. There are typically 5.9 snowy days during this week with 41cm of snowfall. Check out the Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Yamagata Zao Onsen

Overall: 3.2 Based on 3 votes and 2 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 4.0
  • Off-piste 3.7
  • Scenery 4.0
  • Apres-Ski 1.7
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Diane and Morris from Australia writes:

We have skied at Zao for the last 4 years. We love it here because it has let us experience traditional Japanese culture. Although there is not much English spoken here, we have managed. Although, the first year was a bit of a shock we have found the locals very friendly and helpful. In fact, some people even recognise us year after year. We hope to visit again. The resorts we have stayed in have easy access to the chairlifts and the locker rooms are good. Love the onsens. The runs suit us as we prefer green runs. There are more difficult runs. We also found an English speaking instructor and English maps.

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