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Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort, Yamagata

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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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  • Got here the week just before Christmas - which turned out to be pretty good. Snow had set in and there still was off-season prices of things. All from day-ski-pass to hotels. Not so crowded. Town and...  more »
  • Zap Onsen Ski resort, Yamagata prefecture, Japan. January Master ski time? Apparently. The Japanese have been coming here for an eternity, yet for the western ski fans this is a magical Japanese style...  more »
  • From Yamagata station bought round trip ticket package at Y4,000 including bus and ropeway and get the informative map and booklet. The locket is in front on the left side from queue bus to Zao Onsen....  more »