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  1. Calvin.J

    Zao and the area

    Hello Next winter my family and I want to visit Zao Onsen. We want to ski and also see the wonderful scenery that it is famous for. I was wondering though there does not seem to be much other ski area in the region nearby. Other than Liza World and the other Sarukura. Anyone go to them are they worth it? Perhaps it is best to just relocate to another region for a few days. Just thinking it all through! Wonderful website. Thank you.
  2. Hi everyone out there! This is about next season. We are thinking about visiting Japan in January or February. We want to go to Zao Onsen as well as one other destination and thinking about when might be the best time to visit. I know it will depend on the weather at the time and all that, but 'normally' what is the period when the ice/snow monsters will be looking their best? And is it actually ice monster or snow monster? I see both terms being used.
  3. (NOZAWA ONSEN) Jobs Available / Employment Information on jobs available at Lodge Scole in Zao Onsen, Yamagata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-general-information/employment-opportunites-at-lodge-scole
  4. Accommodation Information on Pension Brown in Zao Onsen, Yamagata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/yamagata/kaminoyama/pension-brown
  5. Accommodation Information on Lodge Scole in Zao Onsen, Yamagata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/yamagata/yamagata/lodge-scole
  6. Accommodation Information on Forest Inn SANGORO in Zao Onsen, Yamagata can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-places-to-stay/yamagata/yamagata/forest-inn-sangoro
  7. Resort Spotlight The Resort Spotlight for the Zao Onsen resort in Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture can be found here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/zao-onsen
  8. norcal

    Zao Onsen, 2-3 March 2012

    First, thanks to Snow Japan for the tickets to Zao Onsen. Much appreciate the free tix! Headed up to Zao on Friday, March 2nd (my 30th b-day!!)...don't know why i'm excited about being 30, lol! Not much traffic the entire way, and the further we got up to Yamagata, the better the views were. I also enjoyed seeing the ski resort that goes over and under the expressway, seems unique. Arrived at Zao around 11, checked into our pension (with our dogs), then headed to the ropeway. Got my lift ticket, and the wife/daughter got their single ticket to sightsee up top. There were no lines on Friday, we were the second person waiting for the cable car. Eventually more came, but it wasn't packed at all. This was the same with that spacious gondola. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest, a wettish snow and cloudy. Visibility was decent, enough to see where you are going without having to stop and look around. We at lunch up top, checked out some of the area and snapped a few pics of the snow monsters. They (snow monsters) had began to show some limb, but for the most part they were still covered. After some family time we parted ways and I began my descent. There was a thin layer of powder covering ice. It didn't feel like packed snow, just straight ice. Possibly a warmer day before, followed by freezing temps maybe, who knows. Futher down it was a bit better, I was only doing a quick afternoon session so wasn't too worried about it. Finished riding, then headed to the nearest onsen with the family...felt great! The wife can tell the difference between onsens, but I can't, lol. She said Zao has the best onsens! lol Saturday brought alot of snow, and I made sure to get there early for the fresh runs. There were only a few spots that I hit ice, but other than that the runs were great. Saturday managed to bring some sun before I left, and got to see some great views before finishing for the day. I never had to wait in any lift lines, even though there was a good amount of people there (not packed though). There's only one real negative thing I could say about Zao, too many flat areas. More than a few times I had to get off the board and walk up/across to the next lift or next run. It may be easier if you know where you want to go, but if it's your first time it can be a bit confusing. I'd like to go back to Zao again, but earlier in the season when the snow monsters are at their best, during a blue bird day. Couldn't get better pics, gomen ne! I could list a bunch of factors for the bad pics but I'll just blame it on user error! Not sure if this album is linked right, but here goes: http://www.snowjapan.com/e/insider/photo_section.php?userGallery=425&userid=norcal
  9. Friday 13th January 2012 until Thursday 19th January 2012 The prizes: This week we have 50 one-day lift ticket vouchers - each one can be exchanged for a one-day lift ticket. We have 10 lift tickets for each of the following resorts: - Happo-one (Hakuba, Nagano) - Nozawa Onsen (Nagano) - Akakura Onsen (Myoko, Niigata) - Kusatsu Kokusai (Gunma) - Zao Onsen (Yamagata) Tickets courtesy of the Mount Six group. You can choose up to 3 resorts on the form. Please write any specific preferences in the comments when you submit the form. Who can enter? Any active, logged in members of SnowJapanForums can enter this Giveaway. (You need to have made at least a few posts on the Forums, and join in - not just simply register). >> If you are logged in, click here to enter. >> If you need to register, please do so here. The winners: 25 people will be chosen - each to receive 2 vouchers to one resort - and notified within four days of the Giveaway period closing. Information on Mount Six: http://www.snowjapan.com/e/spotlight/mt-6.html We would like to thank the kind people at Mount Six for taking part in this Giveaway. Please do take a few moments to post some comments on the form when you enter... each year your comments help us try to improve SnowJapan. Thank you.
  10. Friday 30th December 2011 until Thursday 5th January 2012 The prizes: 10 one-day lift ticket vouchers - each one can be exchanged for a one-day lift ticket at the Zao Onsen resort in Yamagata Prefecture this season. Who can enter? Any active, logged in members of SnowJapanForums can enter this Giveaway. (You need to have made at least a few posts on the Forums, and join in - not just simply register). >> If you are logged in, click here to enter. >> If you need to register, please do so here. The winners: 10 people will be chosen - each to receive 1 vouchers - and notified within four days of the Giveaway period closing. Resort listing on SnowJapan Resort Spotlight on SnowJapan We would like to thank the kind people at Zao Onsen for taking part in this Giveaway. Please do take a few moments to post some comments on the form when you enter... each year your comments help us try to improve SnowJapan. Thank you.

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