Zao Onsen resort review (Yamagata City, Yamagata)

Reviews of Zao Onsen resort in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture. Currently 1 reviews.
Zao Onsen
Yamagata City, Yamagata
Submitted by andrewl on 30th May 2003
Zao Onsen review by Chris
Admittedly I'm totally biased, but Zao was a serious chore for snowboarders although I heard no complaints from my skier friends. \r\n\r\nIt was my first time there, and two things kept entering my mind:

1) I have NEVER pulled my map out that much before to figure out where I was, 2) I was taking off my board and walking FAR TOO MUCH for Zao Onsen to ever be considered boarder-friendly.

The tree area between the left and right side of
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Zao Onsen

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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