This ropeway takes you up Mount Zao, passing the plateau of juhyo (monster-looking iced trees) and reaching a peak where the large statue of a guardian deity sits quietly. Located 3km from this peak is a crater lake of cobalt blue with sunset-colored volcanic rocks.
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 46.9km) Google Transit
5.0a month ago
Great view and nice trail at the top.
3.06 months ago
You haven't lived until you have seen a head buried in the snow.
5.05 months ago
Beautifying scène during winter season
2.0a year ago
Zao is a good resort for beginners or intermediates. If you are an expert skier or snowboarder, areas such as Hakuba or Niseko offer much better terrain. Zao Ski Resort has a poor lift layout and it is difficult to move around the mountain. Also off-piste skiing is not allowed. The management should open up the backcountry and more challenging terrain.
5.0a year ago
It can be quite busy but you get great views of the surrounding countryside.