Japan to Kentucky, eh?
Welcome to the land of disappointment. Snow sports wise, idk if you could have made a worse move.
Good Luck. (I guess I have nothing helpful to say, sorry.
I'm originally from Chicago. The best we could hope for around the midwest is 400' vertical and half mile long trails with 30 minute chairlift lines. There are a few exceptions (i.e. Granite Peak). At least we had a colder climate. Without doing the research, I can only imagine your options are going to be seriously disappointing if you're comparing it to anything in Japan.