Yamagata Zao Onsen Japan

Very Good

4 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Trails

Beginner
40%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
20%

Overview

Yamagata Zao Onsen is one of the top resorts in Japan. With 25 runs spanning 460 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
4
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
26

Elevation

Base
2559 feet
Summit
5449 feet
Vertical drop
2890 feet

Terrain

Total runs
25
Terrain Parks
3
Longest Run
5.6 miles
Skiable Terrain
460 acres

Overall rating Leave a review for Yamagata Zao Onsen

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
LILeandro I.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
Big ski resort in Yamagata. Easiest way to get here is via Sendai or Yamagata city. It has trails for all levels, beginner to pros (with steeps and moguls). You can also go down a special trail next to the snow monsters 樹氷, which is the main feature of this place. The vertical... More
TTTaylah T.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.7 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
A phenomenal hidden gem that is fantastic for beginner riders that want to immerse themselves in the Japanese culture. Zao onsen is a smaller mountain with beautiful scenery and you still get plenty of powder to play in! The lift lines are short and the staff is amazing.... More
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