Zao Skiing Adventures 2004-2006

Skied Zao Mountain in January and March 2004. Zao is several kilometers north of Yonezawa Japan.
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 Mountain Snow Monsters: Local lore has it that these monsters come from Siberia, along with the cold fronts that cause the snow. Picture was taken by Kim in 2004. Dale with the Zao Snow Monsters. Picture taken by Kim.
Zao Snow Monsters patiently waiting in line for "food" at the top of the lift in 2004. Zao Snow Monsters patiently waiting for food at the top of the lift.
More Zao 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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