Set in a stunning and picturesque setting, Lodge Scole in Zao Onsen offers the ultimate authentic experience of a family-friendly skiing holiday in Japan. With an expansive ski area available, Lodge Scole is able to accommodate to all levels of skiers and snow boarders, from little beginners to the very advanced, and for those experienced parents who feel brave enough, there’s the opportunity to can have a go at skiing off-piste through the trees. If your children aren’t quite full-fledged skiers then lessons are available, and the lodge does offer English speaking instructors.
With just 12 rooms, Lodge Scole will make you feel special. Most rooms have panoramic views of the ski fields. The roaring fire in the lounge will warm you after a days skiing, the big screen television has satellite English stations and DVD player. Room rates offer amazing value for money. The in house “Woodpecker Bar” will introduce you to Sake or reacquaint you with an old favourite.
Zao has several onsen, supplied by natural thermal sulphur waters from hundreds of metres below ground. The outdoor onsen can be a highlight of a ski holiday, relaxing tired muscles after a day on the slopes. Traditional Japanese Bath Houses are also dotted throughout Zao and are part of the true Japanese experience. Zao Onsen Ski Resort, 41 lifts, no waiting in lift lines, 10km runs, beginners to advanced, Snow Monsters, Real Powder Snow and beautifully groomed runs, Real Japanese culture, fabulous food, hot outdoor natural thermal spas.
You can reach the resort on the luxurious bullet train from Tokyo to Yamagata.
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 10am
Nearest city: Yamagata 17km
Nearest Airport: Sendai 77km or Tokyo 400km
Nearest Train: Yamagata 17km