The Zaō Ropeway is the name of Japanese aerial lift system, as well as its operator. The route, consisting of two lines, climbs Mount Zaō at Zaō Onsen, Yamagata, Yamagata. The lines transport skiers and rime spectators in winter, tourists and mountain climbers in summer.
Sanroku Line is a aerial tramway between Zaō-Sanroku and Juhyō-Kōgen, the cable length 1,734 metres (5,689 ft). Sanchō Line is a funitel gondola lift between Juhyō-Kōgen and Zaō-Jizō-Sanchō, the length 1,872 m (6,142 ft). Refurbished in 2003, Sanchō Line is the third funitel line to be introduced in Japan, or the first for Japanese ski resorts. The two lines are fairy crowded in winter, but skiers tend to use other chairlifts to reach Juhyō-Kōgen. From Juhyō-Kōgen, only Sanchō Line can reach the summit.