Tainai (Tainai City, Niigata)

Tainai
胎内 (新潟県 胎内市)
Planned season: Late December 2016 until late March 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Tainai is located in Tainai city to the north east of both Shibata city and Niigata city, in the northern region of Niigata Prefecture. It has been operating since 1965. This region does not always get lucky with snowfall and so the season can be unpredictable.

Niigata Prefecture is located in the central region of Honshu to the north of Tokyo and has a 250km long coastline facing the Sea of Japan. Convenient transportation links make Niigata very easy to get to from Tokyo and other surrounding regions. There are over 50 ski and snowboard resorts in Niigata Prefecture, ranging from small one-lift hills to some of the most well-known and popular ski resorts in Japan. While they are dotted around the mountains of the prefecture, most are concentrated in the southern regions - in particular the Yuzawa town and Minamiuonuma city area in the Chuetsu region and Myoko city in the Joetsu region.

The Mountain

700m
560m
140m
35"
14
3000m
8
10%
70%
20%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 0 0 8 0 0

Tainai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
season
16/17
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17/18
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16/17
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17/18
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16/17
season
1st - - 1st - 5cm 1st - 155cm 1st - 162cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 150cm 2nd - 150cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd - 157cm 3rd - 145cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th - 160cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th - 160cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th - 152cm 6th - 150cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th - 160cm 7th - 150cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th - 148cm 8th - 145cm
9th - - 9th - - 9th - 165cm 9th - 140cm
10th - - 10th - - 10th - 170cm 10th - 140cm
11th - - 11th - - 11th - 160cm 11th - 140cm
12th - - 12th - 25cm 12th - 185cm 12th - 130cm
13th - - 13th - 55cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 130cm
14th - - 14th - 130cm 14th - 177cm 14th - 125cm
15th - - 15th - 130cm 15th - 185cm 15th - 125cm
16th - - 16th - 150cm 16th - 185cm 16th - 125cm
17th - - 17th - 145cm 17th - 175cm 17th - 120cm
18th - - 18th - 145cm 18th - 175cm 18th - 120cm
19th - - 19th - 145cm 19th - 165cm 19th - 115cm
20th - - 20th - 125cm 20th - 180cm 20th - 110cm
21st - - 21st - 130cm 21st - 167cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 130cm 22nd - 170cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 140cm 23rd - 162cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 180cm 24th - 155cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 195cm 25th - 160cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 195cm 26th - 160cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 192cm 27th - 157cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 180cm 28th - 162cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 165cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 155cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 5cm 31st - 145cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Tainai Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tainai. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko Park' and beginners slope are located near the base area. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Tainai Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Tainai is open from 9am until 5pm on weekdays and from 8am until 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm (not on Wednesdays).

Tainai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm) 3,800 yen 3,000 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,000 yen 2,500 yen 2,500 yen
1 Lift Coupon 350 yen
11 Lift Coupons 3,500 yen
22 Lift Coupons 6,500 yen
Nighta (5pm-9pm) 2,000 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

Super Senior tickets are also available for those 70 years and over.

Getting to Tainai

By public transport
Train
Train
51.8km from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
14.7km from Nakajo Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
27.4km from Shibata Station on the Uetsu Honsen Line
Transport Information
Information
Tainai is under 15km from Nakajo Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
There is a free shuttle bus from Nakajo Station.

A taxi from the station also takes about 20 minutes.
By Car
Car
16.7km from the Arakawa Tainai IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
18.4km from the Nakajo IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
25.6km from the Seiro Shibata IC on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 290 (3.3km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 53
Direction
Direction
Tainai is about 17km from the Arakawa Tainai IC and 18.5km from the Nakajo IC exits on the Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway.

Approach the ski hill using Route 290 and then Prefecture Road 53.

>> More information on Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of Tainai. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Visit official website
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Address
Address
Atsutazaka 881-166
Tainai-shi
Niigata-ken
959-2823
Telephone
Telephone
0254-48-3002
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
We are still in the process of checking and updating ski resort information for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season. Many ski hills do not update their own official information until November and hopefully most of our updates will be done by the end of this month. If planned opening dates have not yet been updated for a particular ski hill, note that most usually open around the same time each season. Message updated on 14th November 2017.
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