Zao Onsen resort review (Yamagata City, Yamagata)

Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
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
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Zao Onsen

蔵王温泉
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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