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 15th December 2017 until Sunday 8th April 2018
'Zao Now' daily report
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Latest report posted at 10:07am on Wednesday 21st February 2018
Official snow depth 200cm (0cm) [updated on 21st February 2018]

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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 120cm 20cm 1st 180cm 170cm 1st - 165cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 20cm 2nd 180cm 180cm 2nd - 160cm
3rd - - 3rd 125cm 25cm 3rd 180cm 185cm 3rd - 160cm
4th - - 4th 125cm 40cm 4th 180cm 180cm 4th - 160cm
5th - - 5th 125cm 60cm 5th 180cm 185cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th 125cm 70cm 6th 180cm 185cm 6th - 160cm
7th - - 7th 125cm 70cm 7th 185cm 180cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th 125cm 70cm 8th 185cm 180cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th 100cm 75cm 9th 185cm 180cm 9th - 165cm
10th - - 10th 115cm 75cm 10th 180cm 180cm 10th - 165cm
11th - - 11th 120cm 80cm 11th 170cm 180cm 11th - 165cm
12th - - 12th 140cm 90cm 12th 180cm 185cm 12th - 165cm
13th - - 13th 140cm 100cm 13th 185cm 180cm 13th - 165cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 105cm 14th 200cm 180cm 14th - 160cm
15th 60cm - 15th 140cm 120cm 15th 200cm 180cm 15th - 160cm
16th 60cm 40cm 16th 140cm 145cm 16th 200cm 180cm 16th - 160cm
17th 60cm 50cm 17th 125cm 145cm 17th 200cm 180cm 17th - 160cm
18th 60cm 50cm 18th 125cm 145cm 18th 200cm 180cm 18th - 160cm
19th 65cm 30cm 19th 125cm 145cm 19th 200cm 180cm 19th - 160cm
20th 70cm 30cm 20th 125cm 145cm 20th 200cm 180cm 20th - 160cm
21st 70cm 30cm 21st 125cm 150cm 21st 200cm 180cm 21st - 160cm
22nd 70cm 25cm 22nd 125cm 150cm 22nd - 190cm 22nd - 150cm
23rd 70cm 25cm 23rd 130cm 160cm 23rd - 185cm 23rd - 150cm
24th 70cm 5cm 24th 160cm 170cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 150cm
25th 50cm 5cm 25th 170cm 170cm 25th - 170cm 25th - 150cm
26th 50cm 5cm 26th 175cm 170cm 26th - 170cm 26th - 150cm
27th 80cm 5cm 27th 180cm 170cm 27th - 170cm 27th - 155cm
28th 110cm 15cm 28th 180cm 170cm 28th - 170cm 28th - 155cm
29th 115cm 15cm 29th 170cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - 155cm
30th 120cm 20cm 30th 170cm 170cm 30th 30th - 155cm
31st 120cm 20cm 31st 180cm 175cm 31st 31st - 155cm

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 special kids lessons.

A new tubing course is planned for the 2017-2018 season.

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 4:00pm until 19th January 2018, 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.

The above family tickets include food vouchers for 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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More information on the Ou Honsen train line
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.

>> More information on Yamagata Expressway
There is parking for 1,300 vehicles close to the base of Zao Liza World. Parking is free every day of the season.

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