Himekayu is a family resort within close driving distance of Mizusawa.
The lift passes are really cheap, with the resort only serviced by two pair lifts, but there was never any line. There was a fair amount of variety in the few wide runs that they have and there were no ungroomed sections so an intermediate-advanced rider would probably get bored here very quickly unless they were keen to get into the park.
Koeji is a small - no, tiny - little local mountain.
What I would call a bad ski joke, and though it seems to have a large group of dedicated locals.. due to its close proximity to Kesannuma and cheap prices 2700 yen for 1 day (cheaper if you know about the half price coupons)
Unless they lowered the lift ticket to 200 yen a day, I personally would not frequent it again.