Kamui Ski Links is about 20 minutes from the city of Asahikawa on Route 12, heading west towards Sapporo. The culture of Kamui is very laid back. This is a place for snow riders. The resort staff are friendly and open and the ropes are few and far between. There is excellent access to off piste and back country powder.
On top of this great access to powder snow, the on piste skiing is consistently good and steep. There are no flat run outs, long runs up to 3.5 kilometres and slope angles up to 32 degrees. The runs are also wide and well groomed with the morning corduroy being fast and consistent.
Although not at great altitude, with the summit only at 751 metres, the ski runs of this resort face west northwest and get very little direct sun. They are also open to the moisture laden winds which dump Hokkaido’s best snow.
The slope angles are consistently steeper than most other resorts in Hokkaido, with acres of tree glades inbound and some superb back of mountain runs.
Although the off piste runs are not long the skiing is excellent. The Kamui Ski Patrol is happy to encourage off piste skiing, but they do ask that you register with them prior to going out and check back in on your return. They are to be found at the resort centre near the car park.
The resort has a ski school and ski hire but no accommodation on the mountain.