Yeah, you read it right.... Snow monsters. Big oddly figured snow structures which looks like monsters, some look like nuns wearing a big flowy white robe, some even holding a baby, at some place a serious discussion is going on between few monsters and rest is upto your imagination. Combination of few conditions like wind, temperature, geography, kind of snow particles results in this unique phenomenon of snow monsters. Zao is also famous for ski resorts and onsen. What a better way to spend weekend skiing during day and then taking a dip in onsen in the evening.