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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Yamagata
(4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
At the higher altitudes of Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Siberian winds cake trees in ice and snow to create "snow monsters," a rare sight that gives the destination an otherworldly aspect. With a 305 hectare (754 acre) area predominantly made up of beginner and intermediate runs, the resort makes a good place for those newer to the sport to hone their skills in a dramatic and picturesque location. If you're looking to take lessons, be aware that English tutelage is only offered privately. After carving it up on the slopes, head to the resort's hot spring facilities to give your muscles a well-deserved soak. In winter, a trip to the top of the mountain reveals the striking image of the illuminated snow monsters. Our Yamagata itinerary builder makes visiting Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort and other Yamagata attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great snow, beautiful vistas, very quiet on the ski field. Ski/ski out. Heaps of lifts and different areas. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful time. 
  •  Weather first heart. Fine, done six times twice. But good luck. Powder, so it is not very often. Hard snow. Next to the large snowstorm and local people was lost it.  Next move, is a pain in the borders. Had not played since the tubing is made to pay this year. Five years ago it was free but is a pity. I would like this where no sense of business. Lift company at any time even turned on, is a complex, but users are inconvenient and feel bad. I do one like the Nozawa Onsen. Rarely lift discounts are also staying at the hotel I feel that loss. I hope altogether harder.  It compared or Nozawa Onsen is are falling apart. I think also to vertical feel paralyzed snow and the rime is ZAO.  Far from Tokyo and want to go again.
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  • See rime ice skating. Silver Frost giant was quite impressed. Is light rime ice runway from the evening, no longer is will be so is a sight to see.
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