Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Skiing/Snowboarding Area
This is a ski resort located in Zao Onsen Yamagata City Yamagata Prefecture boasting the largest land area in Tohoku. The courses have a wide variety of length and inclines and it is also enjoyed by school excursion parties as well as families and couples. The upper ice-field course offers a wide view of the signature frost-covered trees. Seeing the magical frost-covered trees illuminated at night is a must. The Zao Onsen town spreads out from the mountain’s foot.

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Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 708-1 map map Map
Ski resort season
2023/12/15 start
[Ski Season Zao Chuo Ropeway]8:30-16:00
[Ski Season Zao Ropeway (Zao Sanroku Station- Juhyo Kogen Station)]8:30-15:15
[Ski Sea Sun Zao Ropeway (Juhyokogen Station-Zaoji ...
[Skyfield] open everyday
[Tourist Information Center] TuesdayWednesday
※ Loyway maintenance suspension at May/Nov.
[1 Sunday ticket] Adults 6,500 yen, Seniors (over 55 years old)/Junior high and high school students 5,700 yen, Elementary school age students and under 3,300 yen
[Nighter ticket] Adults 2,600 yen, Children 1,300 yen, etc.
*Friday depending on the period during the season forehead Variable
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Come here for skiing, overwhelming experience!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.10.11
    Such a great ski resort and all is great. You can spend 4 days for skiing and enjoy the speed and scenery passing by you when skiing. After the daily ski, in the evening you can enjoy the hot spring...
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.04.29
    What an awesome sight to see the snow monsters as high as 3 meters tall, located on top of Mount Zao in Yamagata Prefecture. It is accessible via cable car from the Zao Ropeway. The ski resort also...
  • Reason we visited Tōhoku (snow monsters)
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.03.02
    Group of friends planned to visit Japan in winter to see the snow monsters at this ski resort and the experience did not disappoint. Have to have decent conditions to see the Juhyo. The ski resort is...

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