As far as I know, Kamui is a chain sports facility/shop that has various artificial slopes throughout Japan. Misaka is no exception. Nestled in the bosom of low mountains/hills in Yamanashi, it's pretty much an artificial slope placed outdoors. Right next to the ski field there is said to be an indoor half-pipe, which I didn't know existed until I was on the bus heading home.
In early March, the artificial snow was barely holding and
I ended up going here on a cheap Big Holiday bus tour for about 5000yen. Not a bad price, considering it was on a weekend. And even though it was a weekend, it wasn't too crowded.
Although not a really big ski-jo, Koumi Re-Ex has a bit of something for everybody. The lower runs are flat enough for beginners to practice turns on while the higher lifts provide some decent challenging runs for the intermediate and advanced. For