Zao Onsen resort review (Yamagata City, Yamagata)

Reviews of Zao Onsen resort in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture. Currently 2 reviews.
Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 26th January 2009
Zao Onsen review by E-san
Please note, I didn't figure snow conditions into my rating.

CONDITIONS

Day 1:
Was icy everywhere and off course was crusty. Snowed off and on, but good visibility. At the peak it was windy, freezing, icy, and low visibility.

Day 2:
It had snow overnight maybe 5cm plus a bit (maybe) and warmed up a bit was wasn't as icy and the little dusting made riding much more enjoyable.

RESORT

Lifts:
They're very poorly laid out with you either having to walk a good distance and in
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Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 16th January 2009
Zao Onsen review by hannibal
I went to Hokkaido last winter and this place was 10 times better then niseko or any other resort up there. Lodging is awesome you literaly walk out of your hotel and you are at the lift. everyday we were there it was snowing constant powder. It is definitley my favorite mountain in japan to go snowboarding on if you want to have a good time and not stand in lines all day for lifts and not spend as much
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Zao Onsen

蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1660m
Min. elevation: 780m
Vertical: 880m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 9000m
Number of lifts: 41

Other resorts nearby

Zao Sarukura 8.80km
Zao Liza World 13.90km
St.MARY 33.10km
Tendo Kogen 42.40km
Shirataka Choei 44.50km
Nishikawa Chomin 50.60km
Asahi Shizenkan 51.40km

Location of Zao Onsen