J. Culture – Snow Monster: Mt. Zao

Snow Monster Mt. Zao 蔵王山 It is a famous skiing place where is located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It is about a half hour driving from downtown of Yamagata. There are a different slopes and courses to offer different level riders where are covering by a large area of ice trees. Falling snow settles down on the ice formations that gives the result of odd and fanciful combinations of giant tree figures. Trees are glazed with ice of  “Juhyo樹氷” ….We called them “Snow Monsters”.  This place is also popular for those who like to enjoy hot spring in the village. It is a time to improving your skiing and snowboarding techniques here……

 

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