“…don’t be shy to go exploring…”
Kamui Ski Links is within close reach of the Hokkaido Powder Belt transport hub of Asahikawa, and has 10 powder-laden courses set between 751m and 150m on the 799m Mt Kamui-yama. For an easy introduction to Kamui, head to the four mellow, compacted runs close to the foot of the mountain – the domain of beginners. The FIS approved Gold Course is rated intermediate, but has quite a steep decline conducive to excessive speed, and at its widest measures a juicy 150m. If you have enough control and experience under your belt, the policy on off-piste skiing at Kamui is free and easy, so don’t be shy to go exploring. To start with, try the Panorama Course, the Bump Course, and the Ezo-matsu Course near the peak, the three designated black runs with terrain that can drop suddenly by as much as 35°, and some tight gaps to negotiate between the trees.
Nishioka 112, Kamui-cho, Asahikawa-city
Travelling times to Kamui Ski Links Asahikawa: 40 min (bus), Sapporo: 1 hr 25 min (car)