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Yamagata Zao Onsen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 25 runs spanning 460 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!
|Yamagata Zao Onsen||Akakura Kanko|
|beginner||40 %||40 %|
|intermediate||40 %||30 %|
|advanced||20 %||30 %|
|child lift ticket||¥2,500 JPY ($23 USD)||¥3,000 JPY ($28 USD)|
|adult lift ticket||¥5,000 JPY ($46 USD)||¥4,300 JPY ($39 USD)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||220″||-|
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Yamagata Zao Onsen Reviews
Fabulous!4.3 / 5May 04, 2018
Timothy K.Zao Onsen is a true Japanese snow experience. The hot springs are very atmospheric and scattered all through out the town. Up on the mountain Zao offers a large inbounds area to explore, catering mostly to intermediate skiers with a nice but smaller selection of more advanced terrain. The top part of the mountain is covered in the famous Zao... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Dec 17, 2017
LILeandro I.Big ski resort in Yamagata. Easiest way to get here is via Sendai or Yamagata city. It has trails for all levels, beginner to pros (with steeps and moguls). You can also go down a special trail next to the snow monsters 樹氷, which is the main feature of this place. The vertical drop is big, so conditions are very diffferent from top to bottom! It... More
Good!3.7 / 5Dec 06, 2017
TTTaylah T.A phenomenal hidden gem that is fantastic for beginner riders that want to immerse themselves in the Japanese culture. Zao onsen is a smaller mountain with beautiful scenery and you still get plenty of powder to play in! The lift lines are short and the staff is amazing. Definitely would recommend a trip there.... More