Zao Liza World (Kaminoyama City, Yamagata)

Zao Liza World
蔵王ライザワールド (山形県 上山市)
Planned season: Friday 16th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Zao Liza World resort is located in Kaminoyama city, to the south east of central Yamagata city and just to the south of the famous Zao Onsen resort and to the east of Zao Sarukura. There is a cross country course at Zao Liza World. During the winter months Echo Line to the east of Zao Liza World is blocked off but is a popular tourist round during the summer season, connecting Yamagata with Miyagi Prefecture.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the south-west part of Tohoku with the west coast facing the Sea of Japan. The boundaries of Yamagata Prefecture are all mountainous with Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture to the south, Akita Prefecture to the north and Miyagi Prefecture to the east. The ski and snowboard ski hills in Yamagata range from very small one-lift local hills to the biggest individual ski resort in Japan (Zao Onsen) and are spread across the Prefecture.

The Mountain

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Zao Liza World Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 20cm 30cm 1st 170cm 130cm 1st 165cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 20cm 30cm 2nd 180cm 130cm 2nd 160cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 25cm 30cm 3rd 185cm 130cm 3rd 160cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 30cm 4th 180cm 130cm 4th 160cm 135cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 30cm 5th 185cm 130cm 5th 160cm 130cm
6th - - 6th 70cm 30cm 6th 185cm 130cm 6th 160cm 120cm
7th - - 7th 70cm 30cm 7th 180cm 130cm 7th 160cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 70cm 35cm 8th 180cm 130cm 8th 160cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 75cm 35cm 9th 180cm 130cm 9th 165cm 85cm
10th - - 10th 75cm 35cm 10th 180cm 130cm 10th 165cm 85cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 45cm 11th 180cm 130cm 11th 165cm 85cm
12th - - 12th 90cm 45cm 12th 185cm 130cm 12th 165cm 85cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 45cm 13th 180cm 130cm 13th 165cm 85cm
14th - - 14th 105cm 50cm 14th 180cm 130cm 14th 160cm 85cm
15th - - 15th 120cm 65cm 15th 180cm 90cm 15th 160cm 85cm
16th 40cm - 16th 145cm 65cm 16th 180cm 90cm 16th 160cm 85cm
17th 50cm - 17th 145cm 65cm 17th 180cm 100cm 17th 160cm 80cm
18th 50cm - 18th 145cm 70cm 18th 180cm 110cm 18th 160cm 80cm
19th 30cm - 19th 145cm 100cm 19th 180cm 110cm 19th 160cm 80cm
20th 30cm - 20th 145cm 120cm 20th 180cm 110cm 20th 160cm 80cm
21st 30cm - 21st 150cm 120cm 21st 180cm 100cm 21st 160cm 70cm
22nd 25cm - 22nd 150cm 120cm 22nd 190cm 100cm 22nd 150cm 70cm
23rd 25cm - 23rd 160cm 120cm 23rd 185cm 100cm 23rd 150cm 70cm
24th 5cm - 24th 170cm 120cm 24th 175cm 100cm 24th 150cm 70cm
25th 5cm - 25th 170cm 130cm 25th 170cm 110cm 25th 150cm 70cm
26th 5cm - 26th 170cm 130cm 26th 170cm 115cm 26th 150cm 70cm
27th 5cm 30cm 27th 170cm 130cm 27th 170cm 110cm 27th 155cm 70cm
28th 15cm 30cm 28th 170cm 130cm 28th 170cm 110cm 28th 155cm 70cm
29th 15cm 30cm 29th 170cm 130cm 29th - 110cm 29th 155cm 65cm
30th 20cm 30cm 30th 170cm 130cm 30th 30th 155cm 65cm
31st 20cm 30cm 31st 175cm 130cm 31st 31st 155cm 50cm

Previous Statistics

Zao Liza World Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Zao Liza World. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are a number of childrens activities available at Zao Liza World including sledging and tubing and special kids lessons.

There is a nursery facility called 'Kinderland Heidi'. Reservations are required and charges apply. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no snow park. 

Zao Liza World Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Zao Liza World is open from 8:30am until 4pm until mid January, after which it is open until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Zao Liza World Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
55 years & over
1 Day 3,700 yen 2,400 yen 3,200 yen
5 Hours 3,400 yen 2,200 yen
4 Hours 3,200 yen 2,000 yen
3 Hours 3,000 yen 1,800 yen
2 Days 6,300 yen 4,000 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen 10,000 yen 25,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The hourly tickets are valid from the time of purchase.

Tickets valid for 2 adults and 2 children are 12,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 2 adults and 1 child are 10,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 2 children are 9,000 yen.
Tickets valid for 1 adult and 1 child are 6,800 yen.

Getting to Zao Liza World

By public transport
25.9km from Yamagata Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line
18.4km from Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Ou Honsen Line
25.9km from Yamagata Station on the Ou Honsen Line
Transport Information
Zao Liza World is just over 18km from Kaminoyama Onsen Station on the Yamagata Shinkansen line.

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A bus takes about 45 minutes from Kaminoyama Onsen Station.
By Car
18.1km from the Yamagata Kaminoyama IC on the Tohoku Chuo Expressway
27.3km from the Yamagata Zao IC on the Yamagata Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 13 (15.2km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 12
Those travelling by car from the Sendai or Tokyo regions will likely arrive via the Tohoku Expressway and then onto the Yamagata Expressway, coming off at the Yamagata Zao IC which is about 27km from Zao Liza World. To get to Zao Liza World from the main Route 13, use Prefecture Road 12 (also known as Echo Lone). The resort is about 15km from Route 13.

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There is parking for 1,300 vehicles at the base of Zao Liza World. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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