Zao Onsen resort review (Yamagata City, Yamagata)

Reviews of Zao Onsen resort in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture. Currently 2 reviews.
Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by Shatterhand on 5th February 2003
Zao Onsen review by Shatterhand
Just got back from a trip to Yamagata. All I can say is - awesome!

I went to Zao for the first time and it was just SWEET. I can see what some people say about the flatter bits and getting around being a bit of a downer, but hey nowhere can be perfect

The snow was just the best (and LOTS of it), hardly anyone there at all - the mountain to ourselves almost, the people friendly, the views
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Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by surfwill on 3rd February 2003
Zao Onsen review by surfwill
This WOULD have been a glowing review.

There was about a foot of fresh powder snow, lots of intermediate runs, lines for gondola and 1 chairlift, no lines to speak of for other lifts. Hotel was great (one of best rotemburos I've been to, excellent food, helpful pickups with van, etc.) Weather was nice.

BUT, we made a reservation for the gondola early in the morning (9AM). We had reserved and taken the gondola the night before to see the
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Zao Onsen

蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1660m
Min. elevation: 780m
Vertical: 880m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 9000m
Number of lifts: 41

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