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Zao Ski Resort

Zao Resort Guide

Zao, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Zao Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length43km27 miles
Highest Lift1,661m5,449ft
Resort Height780m2,559ft
 Nearest AirportSendai
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Zao at a glance

One of Japan's most famous resorts, based on the lovely old spa-town of Zao. Beautiful scenery and friendly skiing with a traditional feel and atmosphere.

 When will it snow in Zao?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Zao.

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Zao Facts, Stats and Ratings

Zao Rated

Ratings for Zao
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Zao?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Zao
Highest Lift1,661m5,449ft
Lowest Piste780m2,559ft
Resort Altitude (Zao)780m2,559ft
Max Vertical881m2,890ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Zao Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Zao
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2216km10 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3325km16 miles
Total Length
43km27 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Zao Summary

The Japanese Ski Resort of Zao is one of the larger Ski Resorts in Japan and has direct access to 43km27 miles of downhill skiing, with 60 marked pistes, served by a total of 42 ski lifts.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Zao is 6km4 miles long.

Skiing in Zao

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Zao

Zao offers some good boarding.

When is Zao open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Zao.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Zao.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 42 ski lifts of Zao are able to uplift 54,084 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Zao?

Zao is in Miyagi, Japan.

How can I get to Zao?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zao is Sendai which is 128 minutes drive away.


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