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Zao Onsen Ski Resort has courses for beginners through to advanced skiers, catering for families with young children and professionals alike. Zao is best known for its surreal phenomena, “Snow Monsters” which are large stacks of hardened ice, formed as wind sculpts snow to frozen fir trees. Skiing through the monsters is a rare treat, while onsen (hot-springs) at the bottom of the mountain soothe tired muscles and revitalise in time for dinner and the culinary delights that await. Zao Onsen Ski Resort is among 6 mountain peaks. It has acess via 3 cable cars. Zao Onsen Ski Resort welcomes you with open arms and promises a holiday experience like no other.

  • Getting to Zao 

    【From Narita Airport】

    • Narita Airport (by Narita Express Train) ⇒ Tokyo (by Shinkansen Bullet Train)  ⇒ Yamagata (by Bus)  ⇒ Zao 
      * Travelling time, approx 5 hours one way   
       Return Trip      Adult / $449        Child (6-11 years) / $224   


    【From Tokyo Station】

    • Tokyo (Shinkansen Bullet Train)  ⇒ Yamagata (Bus)  ⇒ Zao 
      *Travelling time, approx 4 hours one way 
       Return Trip      Adult / $370        Child (6-11 years) / $184   


    Japan Rail Pass - JR East Pass

    • JR East Pass available for travel on selected train for 5 days of travel within a 14 day period.
      *Conditions apply.
       5 Day Flexi       Adult / $268        Child (6-11 years) / $134   

    See Ski Destination Flight Information

1300 739 330

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