Zao Liza World (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata)

Zao Liza World
蔵王ライザワールドスキー場
(山形県 上山市)
Planned season: Friday 17th December 2021 until early April 2022
'Zao Now' daily report
Independent and exclusive snow and weather reporting from Zao
Latest report posted at 10:30am on Saturday 29th January 2022
Official snow depth 180cm (0cm) [updated on 29th January 2022]

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Zao Liza World is located in Kaminoyama city, to the south-east of central Yamagata city and just to the south of the famous Zao Onsen ski area and to the east of Zao Sarukura. There is a cross country course at Zao Liza World. During the winter months, Echo Line to the east of Zao Liza World is blocked off but is a popular tourist route during the summer season, connecting Yamagata with Miyagi Prefecture.

The Mountain

1446m
386m
1060m
26"
6
1950m
3
33%
43%
24%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 1 0 2 0 0

Zao Liza World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
1st - - 1st 150cm 80cm 1st - 150cm 1st - 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 155cm 100cm 2nd - 140cm 2nd - 115cm
3rd - - 3rd 155cm 100cm 3rd - 140cm 3rd - 115cm
4th - - 4th 155cm 100cm 4th - 140cm 4th - 115cm
5th - - 5th 160cm 100cm 5th - 150cm 5th - 110cm
6th - - 6th 160cm 105cm 6th - 150cm 6th - 105cm
7th - - 7th 160cm 105cm 7th - 145cm 7th - 105cm
8th - - 8th 160cm 110cm 8th - 150cm 8th - 100cm
9th - - 9th 160cm 120cm 9th - 150cm 9th - 100cm
10th - - 10th 160cm 120cm 10th - 150cm 10th - 100cm
11th - - 11th 160cm 120cm 11th - 160cm 11th - 100cm
12th 25cm - 12th 165cm 120cm 12th - 160cm 12th - 100cm
13th 25cm - 13th 165cm 120cm 13th - 160cm 13th - 100cm
14th 25cm - 14th 165cm 120cm 14th - 150cm 14th - 95cm
15th 25cm - 15th 165cm 120cm 15th - 130cm 15th - 90cm
16th 25cm - 16th 165cm 110cm 16th - 120cm 16th - 90cm
17th 25cm - 17th 165cm 110cm 17th - 150cm 17th - 90cm
18th 50cm - 18th 170cm 110cm 18th - 160cm 18th - 70cm
19th 60cm - 19th 170cm 130cm 19th - 160cm 19th - 70cm
20th 65cm 70cm 20th 170cm 130cm 20th - 160cm 20th - 70cm
21st 80cm 75cm 21st 180cm 130cm 21st - 160cm 21st - 70cm
22nd 70cm 75cm 22nd 180cm 120cm 22nd - 140cm 22nd - 60cm
23rd 70cm 75cm 23rd 180cm 110cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 60cm
24th 70cm 75cm 24th 180cm 110cm 24th - 130cm 24th - 50cm
25th 70cm 70cm 25th 180cm 110cm 25th - 130cm 25th - 50cm
26th 85cm 70cm 26th 180cm 105cm 26th - 130cm 26th - 50cm
27th 110cm 70cm 27th 180cm 100cm 27th - 120cm 27th - 50cm
28th 120cm 70cm 28th 180cm 100cm 28th - 120cm 28th - 40cm
29th 120cm 70cm 29th 180cm 100cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th 120cm 70cm 30th - 100cm 30th 30th - -
31st 130cm 80cm 31st - 150cm 31st 31st - -

Zao Liza World Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Zao Liza World. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are a number of childrens activities available at Zao Liza World including sledding and kids lessons. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no specific snow park. 

Zao Liza World Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Zao Liza World is normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm until 14th January 2022, after which it is open from 8:45am until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Zao Liza World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Child
Older Child
High School age
Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,500 yen 3,200 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,100 yen
2 Days 6,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 200 yen
Multiple Coupons 3,700 yen 2,200 yen
Season Ticket 31,000 yen 11,000 yen 16,000 yen 26,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Getting to Zao Liza World

By public transport
Train
Train
25.9km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.4km from Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Ou Honsen Line
25.9km from Yamagata Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Zao Liza World is just over 18km from Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.
bus
Bus
A free shuttle bus from Kaminoyama takes about 30-40 minutes.
By Car
Car
18.1km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
27.3km from the Yamagata Zao IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Direction
Direction
Those travelling by car from the Sendai or Tokyo regions will likely arrive via the Tohoku Expressway and then onto the Yamagata Expressway, coming off at the Yamagata Zao IC which is about 27km from Zao Liza World. To get to Zao Liza World from the main Route 13, use Prefecture Road 12 (also known as Echo Lone). The resort is about 15km from Route 13.
Parking
Parking
There is parking for 1,300 vehicles close to the base of Zao Liza World. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Echo Line
Zao Bodaira Kogen
Kaminoyama-shi
Yamagata-ken
999-3113
Telephone
Telephone
023-679-2311
Current resort snow depth
180cm
(0cm)
(change since last update)
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