Miyagi Zao Eboshi resort review (Zao Town, Miyagi)

Miyagi Zao Eboshi
みやぎ蔵王えぼし
Zao Town, Miyagi
Submitted by jrousel on 25th January 2016
Nice resort easy to get to from Sendai
This resort was easily accessible by booking a shuttle bus and lift ticket package from the Sendai Tourist Information Desk at Sendai Station for 5,400 yen. The mountain has a similar set up to others around the region like Spring Valley and Sumikawa.

This is a small resort that doesn't offer too much terrain, but enough for a quick day trip. Chairlift F is where you will find the most interesting challenging terrain, and just beside, chairlift E will give you access to a humble but satisfying terrain park. The resort can be a little confusing due to deprecated ski lifts leaving you wondering which part of the mountain you are on, but not enough to get lost. We tried to ski under an old lift and ended up stuck in a gully for 20 minutes.

There is not much out of bound possibility, and not much tree skiing, but three short ungroomed runs can be interesting especially under the F chair which is technically out of bounds.

The lower mountain features very flat green runs which might be a turn off for some snowboarders.

Facilities are fairly recent, and the gondola house is just a stone throw away from the restaurant that offers fairly good prices on food. The staff on the tour bus and resort speak little English but everything is pretty straight forward once you booked your ticket.

The resort itself has little apres ski options but the towns around are known for their onsens.
Date visited: From 20 February, 2016 To 20 February, 2016
Snow condition on visit: 20cm of light and fresh
Things I liked: Chairlift F
Things I didn't like: Not much to explore, very little tree skiing possibility.
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Skiers
Not recommended for: Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
General score: 70
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 65
Lift system: 70
Apres ski: 15
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Miyagi Zao Eboshi

みやぎ蔵王えぼし
Zao Town, Miyagi
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Average Rankings

General score: 70
Snow conditions: 75
Courses/Terrain: 65
Lift system: 70
Apres ski: 15

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1350m
Min. elevation: 650m
Vertical: 700m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4300m
Number of lifts: 8

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