No. 8 Ski Resort
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Ski resort data

Groomed snow
Non-groomed snow





Longest run distanceLongest run

10,000 m

Maximum gradientMaximum

38 °

Open seasonDec. 1st to May 1st (Schedule subject to change based on snow conditions.)
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 Ski Resort/Zao Onsen Tourism Association] Zao Onsen is one of the largest snow resort areas in Tohoku, with a variety of slopes and courses, including the famous Yokokura no Kabe, where you can enjoy powder snow of excellent quality and enjoy snow sports all day long while viewing the world-class beauty of "juhyo", ice formations on trees, and a panoramic view of the spectacular scenery.

Hot springs
Kamiyu, Shimoyu & Kawarayu (Zao hot springs), Genshichi open-air spa, Shinzaemon no Yu, Sunokoyu Monogatari Kawaraya
Recommended for families
All natural snow
Multilingual ski school
Long course
Night skiing / early morning skiing

Open season

Dec. 1st to May 1st (Schedule subject to change based on snow conditions.)

Opening hours

Weekdays8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Public holidays8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Early morning-
Night ski5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Uwanodai Slope: Every day from December 23 to February 24
Days closedNone

Subject to change based on weather conditions
Subject to change depending on the snowfall and weather. Please check the official website for the latest information.

Resort information

Address〒 990-2301Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata Prefecture
Snow park information-
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 / Rest House Panorama / Zao Base Center JUPEER / SUNPAL / Restaurant Kurohime
Payment methods
Visa Mastercard Diners Club American Express JCB Prepaid IC Card (PASMO, Suica, etc.)
VisaVisa MastercardMastercard Diners ClubDiners Club American ExpressAmerican Express JCBJCB Prepaid IC Card (PASMO, Suica, etc.)Prepaid IC Card (PASMO, Suica, etc.)
ActivitiesSnow trekking Toboggan 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.

Recommended transportation passes for travel to Zao Onsen Ski Resort and nearby sightseeing areas