www.kamui-skilinks.com/ | Nishioka 112, Kamui-cho, Asahikawa-city | 2+81-166-72-2311 | Open 9:00-17:00 | Travelling times to Kamui Ski Links Asahikawa: 40 min (bus), Sapporo: 1 hr 25 min (car)
With average winter temperatures of around five degrees colder than Niseko, Rusutsu and other resorts close to the Hokkaido coast, the quality of the powder at Kamui is next-level. The resort has a relaxed policy on off-piste skiing, and with very reasonably priced lift passes, has attracted many riders from Niseko to make the most of it. There’s a course here for everyone to enjoy; those with deep powder experience head to the Panorama Course, Bump Course, and Ezo-matsu Course near the summit, designated black runs with terrain that can drop suddenly by as much as 35°, and tight tree runs.
A 30-minute drive from the centre of Asahikawa, Hokkaido’s second-largest city, Kamui Ski Links is the only resort that serves real Asahikawa ramen – the ultimate after-ski comfort food. The city is a base for skiers and snowboarders at Kamui Ski Links, and buses provide a direct connection to the resort from major hotels.
Famous for an incredible variety of fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan, Pacific Ocean and Sea of Okhotsk, Asahikawa has a great nightlife, with world-class cocktail bars, izakaya bars, restaurants and other entertainment packed into its Sanroku-gai area. With more than 1,000 bars and restaurants, it is one of Hokkaido’s best, and adds even more depth to the deep powder riding that makes a super snow holiday at Kamui Ski Links.