Zao Onsen Ski Resort

[Information from Zao Onsen Tourist Association and Zao Onsen Ski Resort] At Zao Onsen Ski Resort, the biggest snow resort area in the Tohoku region, experience excellent powder snow and countless attractions, including the famous “Yokokura no Kabe” slope and other dynamic courses, as well as the panoramic views of the world-famous frost covered “Juhyo” trees.

Ski resort data

Level

  • 40%Beginner
  • 40%Intermediate
  • 20%Advanced

compacted snow / non compacted snow

  • 80%compacted snow
  • 20%non compacted snow

Resort features

Courses
26
Lifts
36
Longest run distance
10000m
Maximum gradient
38°

Weather / Snow condition

Current snow condition
-cm
Chance of sunny weather
Dec 45.4%
Jan 43.2%
Feb 51.5%
Mar 48.1%

Open season

Open season
12/10 - 5/5Schedule subject to change based on snow conditions
Opening hours
Weekdays 8:30AM-5:00PM
Saturdays 8:30AM-5:00PM
Public holidays 8:30AM-5:00PM
Daytime -
Night ski 5:00PM-9:00PM

Regular pricing

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Lift tickets
USD 2~
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Rental items
USD 4~
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Lessons
USD 31~
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Resort information

Address
990-2301 Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture
Snow park information
Nakamori Snow Park: Items for snowboarders installed.
Kids' park
Jukki Snow Park (Omori Slope, Nakamori Slope, Sunrise Slope): A Kids’ Snow Park based on the Zao Onsen mascot, “Jukki-kun.” An area designed for little children and perfect for snow activities (some equipment is not free).
Ski lodge
Zao Base Center JUPEER (restaurant, souvenir shop, rental shop, ticket center)
Rescue facilities
5 patrol offices
Restaurants
  • Summit Restaurant
  • Restaurant Yokokura
  • Restaurant Omori
  • Restaurant 101
  • Restaurant BeruBeru
  • Restaurant Panorama
  • Zao Base Center JUPEER
  • SUNPAL
  • Restaurant Kurohime
Payment methods
  • visa
  • master
  • diners
  • amex
  • jcb
Activities
  • Snow trekking
  • Snowscoot
  • Kids’ park

Review

2019-03-04
Age 25-29
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4.4
  • Snow quality : 3
  • Scenery : 5
  • Services : 5
  • Level of crowds : 5
  • Access : 4
  • Ski resort meals : 5
  • Rental gear : 5
  • Activities : 5
  • Nightlife : 3
2019-03-24
Age 35-39
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 3.3
  • Snow quality : 2
  • Scenery : 3
  • Services : 3
  • Level of crowds : 4
  • Access : 4
  • Ski resort meals : 3
  • Rental gear : 4
  • Activities : 4
  • Nightlife : 3

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