Seki Onsen is a small ski resort with just 2 lifts that is famous for having some the best snow in the whole of Japan. Seki Onsen is well known for its heavy snowfall and deep powder snow. The resort gets so much snow that it is often open until the beginning of May, long after the other resorts have all closed. The runs are usually not groomed leaving a lot of powder snow for skiers and boarders to enjoy. While there are some areas suitable for beginners this is usually a resort that more advanced skiers and boarders head to, in order to enjoy some of the world’s best powder snow.
Ticket Prices 2018
Free shuttle service for groups of 5 and larger. (Needs a reservation)
|Elevation||Base elevation: 900 meters
Summit elevation: 1,210 meters
Vertical drop: 310 meters
|Number of courses||6|
|Longest run||1500 meters|
|Lifts||Pair lifts: 1 Single lifts: 1|
|Gradient||Maximum: 38 degrees|
|Foreign language support||Not available|
|Terrain||Beginner 20%, Intermediate 50%,
Although close, Seki Onsen isnt the the easiest place to get to with out transport. If you are a group of 5 or more the resort offers a free pick up service. This service has to be booked in advance so please speak to your hotel and ask them to help arrange pick up for you. The next most convenient option is the local taxi service. They can pick up from your hotel and also you can arrange for them to collect you at the end of the day to bring you back to your hotel.
From Akakura if you use public transport you will first need to head to the train staion using the local bus service. Then you need to ride one stop on the train to Sekiyama station, see times HERE. From Sekiyama staion ride the local Seki / Tsubame Onsen Line bus to the ski resort.