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 andrewl on 12th January 2006
Zao Onsen review by Michelle
When people complain about resorts because the runs aren't challenging enough, steep enough, long enough or the lift connections suck, I usually assume that those people think they're better than they actually are and tend not take their reviews too seriously. With Yamagata Zao, however, these are true concerns.

I'm not a novice skier, and I frequently ski with boarders so I can appreciate how frustrating the flat spots can be despite a skier's ability to "skate" through it.
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Zao Onsen
蔵王温泉
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 7th January 2006
Zao Onsen review by dave
Ok, if you are a novice skier this resort would be a great place to learn and spend a few days bathing in the mean time.

However, I am not a beginner and bathing is not my hobbie and thus this place is a really boring and frustrating place to ski. I can only imagine that it is worse on a board.

If you are good and thinking of coming here exclusively for the mountain, don't! It has possibly the worst
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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

Other resorts nearby

Zao Sarukura 8.80km
Zao Liza World 13.90km
St.MARY 33.10km
Tendo Kogen 42.40km
Shirataka Choei 44.50km
Nishikawa Chomin 50.60km
Asahi Shizenkan 51.40km

Location of Zao Onsen