Zao Liza World (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata)

Zao Liza World
(山形県 上山市)
Planned season: Friday 25th December 2020 until Sunday 4th April 2021
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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 80cm 20cm 1st 150cm 75cm 1st 120cm 80cm
2nd - - 2nd 100cm 20cm 2nd 140cm 75cm 2nd 115cm 80cm
3rd - - 3rd 100cm 20cm 3rd 140cm 75cm 3rd 115cm 80cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 20cm 4th 140cm 80cm 4th 115cm 80cm
5th - - 5th 100cm 25cm 5th 150cm 80cm 5th 110cm 80cm
6th - - 6th 105cm 30cm 6th 150cm 100cm 6th 105cm 90cm
7th - - 7th 105cm 30cm 7th 145cm 100cm 7th 105cm 90cm
8th - - 8th 110cm 25cm 8th 150cm 95cm 8th 100cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 20cm 9th 150cm 100cm 9th 100cm 80cm
10th - - 10th 120cm 30cm 10th 150cm 100cm 10th 100cm 70cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 30cm 11th 160cm 105cm 11th 100cm 50cm
12th - - 12th 120cm 30cm 12th 160cm 105cm 12th 100cm 50cm
13th - 20cm 13th 120cm 30cm 13th 160cm 90cm 13th 100cm 50cm
14th - 20cm 14th 120cm 30cm 14th 150cm 90cm 14th 95cm 40cm
15th - 25cm 15th 120cm 30cm 15th 130cm 75cm 15th 90cm 40cm
16th - 25cm 16th 110cm 40cm 16th 120cm 75cm 16th 90cm 40cm
17th - 25cm 17th 110cm 40cm 17th 150cm 60cm 17th 90cm 45cm
18th - 10cm 18th 110cm 40cm 18th 160cm 60cm 18th 70cm 60cm
19th - 10cm 19th 130cm 40cm 19th 160cm 75cm 19th 70cm 60cm
20th 70cm 10cm 20th 130cm 60cm 20th 160cm 75cm 20th 70cm 40cm
21st 75cm 15cm 21st 130cm 65cm 21st 160cm 75cm 21st 70cm 40cm
22nd 75cm 10cm 22nd 120cm 75cm 22nd 140cm 70cm 22nd 60cm 35cm
23rd 75cm 10cm 23rd 110cm 75cm 23rd 130cm 75cm 23rd 60cm 35cm
24th 75cm 15cm 24th 110cm 70cm 24th 130cm 90cm 24th 50cm 35cm
25th 70cm 20cm 25th 110cm 70cm 25th 130cm 90cm 25th 50cm 35cm
26th 70cm 20cm 26th 105cm 70cm 26th 130cm 80cm 26th 50cm 40cm
27th 70cm 15cm 27th 100cm 70cm 27th 120cm 80cm 27th 50cm 40cm
28th 70cm 20cm 28th 100cm 70cm 28th 120cm 80cm 28th 40cm 30cm
29th 70cm 20cm 29th 100cm 70cm 29th - 80cm 29th - 35cm
30th 70cm 20cm 30th 100cm 75cm 30th 30th - -
31st 80cm 15cm 31st 150cm 75cm 31st 31st - -

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 sledding and special kids lessons. 
Park Information
Park information
No specific snow park. 

Zao Liza World Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late 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 normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm until 15th January 2021, after which it is open until 4:30pm.

There is no night skiing at this area.

Zao Liza World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Older Child
High School age
55 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
5 Hours 3,500 yen 2,300 yen
4 Hours 3,300 yen 2,100 yen
3 Hours 3,100 yen 1,900 yen
2 Days 6,400 yen 4,100 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 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 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Tickets valid for 2 adults and 2 children are 12,700 yen.
Tickets valid for 2 adults and 1 child are 10,500 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 2 children are 9,500 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 1 child are 7,200 yen.

The above family tickets include food vouchers for 800 yen.

Children's Day is on the following dates when a child ticket is 1,200 yen and includes a soft drink

11th, 16th, 17th, 30th, 31st January 2021
13th, 14th, 27th, 28th February 2021
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th March 2021

Senior Day is most Mondays and Fridays when a one day ticket for seniors is 2,700 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 shuttle bus (or a taxi) takes about 30-40 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.

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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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