Zao Skiing Adventures 2004-2006

Skied Zao Mountain in Japan in January and March 2004.
Skied Zao again 12/17/05. Felt tremors from the earthquake early Saturday morning.

Skied again Feb 2006. Foggy and windy. It`s a big aerobic workout to get to the top. The stretch from the top is a challenge and often very windy.

Zao Snow Monsters patiently waiting in line for "food" at the top of the lift in 2004. Local lore has it that these monsters come from Siberia, along with the cold fronts that cause the snow. Zao Mountain Snow Monsters patiently waiting for food at the top of the lift.
Zao Mountain Snow Monsters in 2005. More Zao Snow Monsters.
Bus schedule from Yamagata train station to Zao Onsen. (2003-2005) Be sure to check if this schedule is still good. Cost was 840 yen, one way. Bus schedule from Yamagata train station to Zao Onsen.

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