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Ski resort data

Groomed snow
Non-groomed snow





Longest run distanceLongest run

10,000 m

Maximum gradientMaximum

38 °

Open seasonDec 10 - May 05
Current snow condition- cmLatest ski resort information
Chance of sunny weather
Dec45.4 %
Jan43.2 %
Feb 51.5 %
Mar48.1 %
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Zao Onsen Ski Resort

Resort features

[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.

Hot springs
Kamiyu public bath, Shimoyu public bath, Kawarayu public bath, Zao Center plaza Yu-yu, Genshichi open-air spa, Shinzaemon no Yu, Sunokoyu Monogatari Kawaraya
Recommended for families
Great scenery
Multilingual ski school
Long course
Many courses
Night skiing / early morning skiing

Open season

12/10 - 5/5Schedule subject to change based on snow conditions

Opening hours

Public holidays8:30AM-5:00PM
Early morning-
Night ski5:00PM-9:00PM
(Subject to change based on weather conditions)

Resort information

Address〒 990-2301Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture
Snow park informationNakamori Snow Park: Items for snowboarders installed.
Kids’ parkJukki 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 lodgeZao Base Center JUPEER (restaurant, souvenir shop, rental shop, ticket center)
Rescue facilities5 patrol offices
Childcare facilities
RestaurantsSummit Restaurant / Restaurant Yokokura / Restaurant Omori / Restaurant 101 / Restaurant BeruBeru / Restaurant Panorama / Zao Base Center JUPEER / SUNPAL / Restaurant Kurohime
Payment methods
Visa Mastercard Diners Club American Express JCB
VisaVisa MastercardMastercard Diners ClubDiners Club American ExpressAmerican Express JCBJCB
ActivitiesSnow trekking Snowscoot Kids’ park

Regular pricing

Official pricing listed by the ski resort
These prices may differ from WAmazing Snow.

Directions & Transportation

〒 990-2301Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture

Transportation fares are approximate. The actual fare may be different.