Kamui Ski Links

Kamui Links Ski Resort Japan
A great destination for powder hounds
Kamui Links, Hokkaido Ski Resort
The powder is often deep
School groups often spread out across the groomed runs
Kamui Links Ski Resort Japan
Th base area of Kamui Links Japan
Skiing in Japan, Kamui Links
A run next to the lift line
Japan snow at its best
Kamui has some great groomed runs
The base area has some mellow terrain
Most of the ski resort facilities are housed in the one building
Kamui Links is popular with the local kids
Delightful Kamui powder
Snowboarding at Kamui Hokkaido
The sidecountry of Kamui Links Ski Resort
One of the nice groomed runs
Nice views from the top restaurant
Head to Kamui with Hokkaido Powder Guides for some added fun

Kamui Ski Links

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Kamui Ski Links Japan

Kamui Ski Links in Japan is a fantastic little cheap ski resort that provides plenty of opportunities for powder skiing and snowboarding. “Kamui” means “god” or “divine being” in Ainu mythology and Kamui Japan is definitely blessed by the powder gods and a divine place where you can have an all-you-can-eat powder buffet!

Kamui Ski Links is not a destination resort and is best visited from either Asahikawa or Furano. If the snow’s on, which it frequently is, there’s enough terrain to keep powder hounds interested for two to three days.

Summary of Pros and Cons

Pros 
  • Lift passes are very cheap.
  • The quality of the powder is often exceptional.
  • Off-piste riding is permitted and there are some very fun tree skiing areas.
  • Kamui Links is a great little powder hound treasure. More powder hunters are heading there now, but it’s uncrowded compared to the high profile resorts and there are usually freshies on offer.
  • One advantage of skiing at Kamui and staying in Asahikawa is that you don’t stay at a resort where the cultural experiences can sometimes be a fraction artificial. In Asahikawa you might not find any gaijin and you will absolutely experience the real Japan. You can bow to your heart’s content and say konnichiwa over and over (and plenty of other Japanese words). If you want to completely absorb the Japanese culture you can even wear a mini skirt with bare legs in minus 20 degrees temperatures – if that takes your fancy! 
  • You can combine resort skiing with some NAC Cat Skiing nearby.
Cons
  • There is no on-mountain accommodation but staying in Asahikawa is pretty cool (see pro).
  • Kamui has basic facilities and the resort doesn’t cater well for kids or adults who require lessons in English.
  • It’s a small ski area so there’s not huge terrain variety (and is therefore ideally visited as part of a multi-resort trip).
Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective
  • Lots of the staff don’t speak English.
  • Kamui has some lovely sidecountry although there’s a fair bit of traversing to get back into the resort, which may not excite some snowboarders.

Kamui Ski and Snowboard Terrain

Kamui Ski Links is a reasonably small ski resort with only 9 courses and about 600 metres of vertical (150-751 metres). There are 7 lifts that consist of one gondola and 6 pair chair lifts. There are great groomed runs for beginners and intermediate riders, and the trail statistics are pretty typical of many Japanese ski resorts: 40% beginner, 40% intermediate and 20% advanced.

A very relaxed approach to off-piste and tree skiing is a major plus for Kamui Links, as are the out-of-bounds (sidecountry) areas that are easily accessible via the lift system and a bit of traversing.

This resort has a reputation for being uncrowded, but occasionally there can be queues for the gondola especially on weekends, and the groomed runs can be busy with school children and army groups. Nevertheless, it’s easy to see why this resort has the reputation of quietness. Away from the groomed runs there are generally very few people, and there are fresh tracks to be ripped up.

Kamui Snow

Like its central Hokkaido counterparts, Kamui doesn’t receive as much snowfall as the coastal resorts (8m per season on average), but the quality of the snow is often exceptional! It’s up there as some of the best in the world!

Where is Kamui Links Ski Resort?

Kamui Ski Links is only 20 minutes from downtown Asahikawa on the north island (Hokkaido) of Japan. Asahikawa is 1.5 hours northeast of Sapporo, and from Asahikawa, Kamui Ski Links is easily accessible via car or bus.

Furano ski resort is a little further away, but it’s also commonly used as a base for Kamui Links. There are day ski tours available that include transport between Furano and Kamui.

The other access option is via a multi-day tour. See the options below.

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Accommodation

Kamui Ski Links is a small no-frills resort with no associated town or accommodation. Accommodation options include Asahikawa hotels or Furano hotels.

Facilities

The facilities at Kamui Links include a few on-mountain restaurants, a basic retail shop, limited equipment rentals, and ski school services (in Japanese). Of course there are plenty of vending machines (this is Japan after all) and you’ll need to rely on these if you want to partake in an après drink.
Tours That May Include Kamui

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Hokkaido Storm Chaser
GUIDED STORM CHASING SAFARI
7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Ski Areas
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Chase the storms and access the deepest and best quality snow conditions on the day in the Otaru area and Central Hokkaido's world famous deep dry powder.
Price p/p
Base/invoice currency is in yen not including 8% consumption tax.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Base/invoice currency is in yen not including 8% consumption tax.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,883
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Hokkaido Explorer Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED TOUR
12 Nights - 10 Ski Areas - 10 Days Skiing/Riding
Ability: Expert
Based in Niseko Hirafu then Furano then Otaru, chase the best conditions and snowfall in the side country at 7 of Hokkaido's best ski areas and lesser known ski areas including Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa, Furano, Asahidake, Kamui Links and Tomamu.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option per person for group tour for 2019-20 season.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,860
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 4.8% discount on listed price for Feb 25 tour if you book by end of Sept
Hokkaido Safari
GUIDED POWDER PROGRESSION ROAD TRIP
12 Days | 8 Days Guided Skiing/Riding
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Explore up to 7 Hokkaido ski areas on this amazing powder progression adventure for advanced to expert skiers & boarders. Locations include the Otaru/Sapporo & Furano ski areas. Groups of up to 4 guests are guided by 1 guide. From price is based on twin share in deluxe western-style room.
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USD 4,765
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Central Hokkaido Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED TOUR
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing/Riding
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Avoid the crowds and revel in the renowned high quality Central Hokkaido powder at Furano, Asahidake, Kamui Links, and hidden gems such as Pippu, Sahoro and Tomamu. Mostly lift accessed powder hunting, plus the option to do a little hiking to get more goods.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share group option for 2019-20 per person.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,837
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 6.6% discount on prices shown for Feb 25 & Mar 6 tours if you book by end of Sept
Furano/Central Hokkaido Experience
LOCAL GUIDED & HOSTED TOUR
7 Nights | 5 Days Skiing/Riding | Up to 5 Ski Areas
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Experience the best powder that Furano & the Central Hokkaido region has to offer. Venture off-piste in Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro & Asahidake with local guides. It’s their passion to show you great skiing/boarding, relaxing onsens & the enjoyment of dining at their favourite local restaurants where few tourists go.
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc. taxes.
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USD 1,962
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Central Hokkaido Guided Tours
GUIDED DAY TRIPS AT/FROM FURANO
PRIVATE GROUPS of up to 6 guests
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are in Furano with a group and want fresh tracks, head out with a Furano ski guide (or snowboard guide) at Furano or at one of the nearby ski areas or go backcountry touring with a guide. PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY of up to 6 guests i.e. you cannot join a group.
Price p/p From price based on PER PERSON rate for PRIVATE GROUP of 6 in peak season. Full rate is 78,000 yen for group of up to 6.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
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USD 121
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

High Earnings
BACKCOUNTRY POWDER CHASING
8 Nights | 7 Guided Days
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Enter the powder room! Visit some of Hokkaido's most remote locations and best backcountry zones. This trip has a backcountry touring focus and the skins will probably go on every day but your group will be within reach of ski resorts if the weather isn't suitable for touring or the lift accessed pow looks too good!
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share 2019-20 season.
Price per person for a group of 5 or 6 with 1 guide. Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
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USD 2,744
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Powder Belt Backcountry Tour
BACKCOUNTRY TOURING WITH LIFT ASSIST
8 Nights | 7 Days Skiing/Riding
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Explore Central Hokkaido's endless backcountry under your own steam as well as using the lifts. Perfect for those that don't want to hike all day and/or those relatively new to backcountry touring. Based in Furano, explore different ski areas each day.
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share option for 2020 season. Min 4 guests required to run tour.
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USD 2,837
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Powder Extravaganza
GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY & OFF-PISTE TOUR
18 Days | 17 Nights | 5+ ski areas
Ability: Advanced to Expert
The aptly named Powder Extravaganza Tour offers a mix of pure backcountry skiing at Asahidake & Tokachidake combined with lift-accessed piste & off-piste skiing at ski areas like Tomamu, Furano & Kamui. By the end of this 17 day trip you will have had your annual powder fix & will be ready for a tropical holiday!
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share for 2020 tour.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 5,115
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Cat Skiing Tours

Otoe Day Cat Skiing
DAY CAT SKIING PACKAGES
Mixed Group or Private Group
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Amazing Central Hokkaido powder and only a max of 11 other guests to share all the powder with. The Otoe cat tour package includes a full day of guided cat skiing and transport to/from Furano (if required)
Price p/p From price is per person per day
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
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USD 419
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