Zao Liza World (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata)

Zao Liza World
蔵王ライザワールド (山形県 上山市)
Planned season: Friday 14th December 2018 until Sunday 7th April 2019
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Latest report posted at 10:25am on Sunday 9th December 2018
Official snow depth --- [updated on 9th December 2018]

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Zao Liza World resort is located in Kaminoyama city, to the south east of central Yamagata city and just to the south of the famous Zao Onsen resort 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 round during the summer season, connecting Yamagata with Miyagi Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Zao Liza World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st - 120cm 1st - 180cm 1st - 195cm
2nd - - 2nd - 120cm 2nd - 180cm 2nd - 190cm
3rd - - 3rd - 125cm 3rd - 180cm 3rd - 190cm
4th - - 4th - 125cm 4th - 180cm 4th - 190cm
5th - - 5th - 125cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 185cm
6th - - 6th - 125cm 6th - 180cm 6th - 180cm
7th - - 7th - 125cm 7th - 185cm 7th - 180cm
8th - - 8th - 125cm 8th - 185cm 8th - 180cm
9th - - 9th - 100cm 9th - 185cm 9th - 140cm
10th - - 10th - 115cm 10th - 180cm 10th - 140cm
11th - - 11th - 120cm 11th - 170cm 11th - 140cm
12th - - 12th - 140cm 12th - 180cm 12th - 140cm
13th - - 13th - 140cm 13th - 185cm 13th - 140cm
14th - - 14th - 140cm 14th - 200cm 14th - 135cm
15th - 60cm 15th - 140cm 15th - 200cm 15th - 130cm
16th - 60cm 16th - 140cm 16th - 200cm 16th - 120cm
17th - 60cm 17th - 125cm 17th - 200cm 17th - 120cm
18th - 60cm 18th - 125cm 18th - 200cm 18th - 120cm
19th - 65cm 19th - 125cm 19th - 200cm 19th - 115cm
20th - 70cm 20th - 125cm 20th - 200cm 20th - 115cm
21st - 70cm 21st - 125cm 21st - 200cm 21st - 110cm
22nd - 70cm 22nd - 125cm 22nd - 200cm 22nd - 110cm
23rd - 70cm 23rd - 130cm 23rd - 200cm 23rd - 120cm
24th - 70cm 24th - 160cm 24th - 200cm 24th - 120cm
25th - 50cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 200cm 25th - 120cm
26th - 50cm 26th - 175cm 26th - 200cm 26th - 120cm
27th - 80cm 27th - 180cm 27th - 200cm 27th - 120cm
28th - 110cm 28th - 180cm 28th - 200cm 28th - 115cm
29th - 115cm 29th - 170cm 29th - - 29th - 110cm
30th - 120cm 30th - 170cm 30th 30th - 105cm
31st - 120cm 31st - 180cm 31st 31st - 105cm

Previous Statistics

Zao Liza World Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Zao Liza World. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are a number of childrens activities available at Zao Liza World including sledging and special kids lessons.

There is a nursery facility called 'Kinderland Heidi'. Reservations are required and charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no 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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Zao Liza World is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm until 18th January 2019, after which it is open until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Zao Liza World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
5 Hours 3,400 yen 2,200 yen
4 Hours 3,200 yen 2,000 yen
3 Hours 3,000 yen 1,800 yen
2 Days 6,300 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 10,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Tickets valid for 2 adults and 2 children are 12,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 2 adults and 1 child are 10,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 2 children are 9,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 1 child are 6,800 yen.

The above family tickets include food vouchers for 800 yen.

Children's Day is on the following dates, when a one day ticket for children is 1,000 yen:

14th, 19th and 27th January 2019
11th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th February 2019

Senior Day is every Monday and Friday when a one day ticket for seniors is 2,600 yen.

Getting to Zao Liza World

By public transport
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
Zao Liza World is just over 18km from Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.

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A bus takes about 45 minutes from Kaminoyama Onsen Station.
By 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
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.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
There is parking for 1,300 vehicles close to the base of Zao Liza World. Parking is free every day of the season.

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