Zao Onsen

Honshu, Japan

A premier destination for those seeking a unique combination of thrilling winter sports and soothing relaxation. The resort's famous "snow monsters," icy snow-covered trees, provide a spectacular natural backdrop unique to Zao, making it a photographer's paradise. Additionally, after a day on the slopes, visitors can unwind in the healing waters of Zao’s volcanic hot springs, offering a perfect blend of exhilaration and serenity.

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All About Zao Onsen

Zao Onsen Ski Resort in Japan is renowned for its stunning “snow monsters” and thermal hot springs. Offering a variety of slopes for all skill levels, it features 42 kilometers of ski routes.

Ideal for winter sports enthusiasts, Zao Onsen also provides a relaxing retreat with its natural volcanic hot springs, making it a unique destination for both adventure and relaxation.

• Skiable Terrain: 460 acres
• Summit: 1,661m
• Vertical: 881m
• Ski Season: Early December to Early May
• Annual Snowfall: 12m
• Longest Run: 10km
• Average Temp: -1C
• Trail Difficulty: 40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Advanced
• Lift System: 35 Total Including 4 Gondolas, 4 High Speed Quad Chairs, 2 Triple Chairs and 25 Double Chairs

• Downhill Skiing
• Night Skiing
• Strongly Acidic Onsen Baths
• Snowshoeing
• Okama Crater Lake Tour
• Snowcat Tours
• Zao Juhyo Festival
• Sake Museum


  • Terrain

    Pristinely groomed, long wide runs. Perfect family friendly options.

  • Onsen Baths

    Enjoy the natural sulphuric hot springs after a day on the snow

  • Japanese History

    Revered for centuries for their therapeutic properties the hot springs are believed to have been discovered over 1,900 years ago.

  • Snow Monsters

    Rare combination of atmospheric conditions and tree variety creates the "Juhyo effect"

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