Zao Onsen resort review (Yamagata City, Yamagata)

Zao Onsen
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by Leaw on 16th December 2014
Most snow satisfying holidays
It was an unexpected heavy snow condition - having stayed in the tropics ie sunny Singapore we have never enjoyed the tremendous powdery soft fall of snow!! An amazing n unforgettable experience though we do travel extensively (almost half the world). This was magical as such I am bringing my family esp my 84 year old mom back to Zao from 25-28/12/14 and we are family of 8 persons. Not easy to fix a schedule but we managed n now very much look forward to having more fun in special snow n hot spring baths.
Date visited: From 26 February, 2012 To 02 March, 2012
Snow condition on visit: Very heavy 140cm overnight (temp -19)
Things I liked: Culture, food, hospitality of the village
Things I didn't like: Long queue in the cold for cable cars - long standing time
Recommended for: Snow Park
Authentic Japan experience
General score: 85
Snow conditions: 100
Courses/Terrain: 95
Lift system: 85
Apres ski: 85

Zao Onsen

Yamagata City, Yamagata
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Average Rankings

General score: 80
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 73
Lift system: 69
Apres ski: 42

Basic Resort Statistics

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

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