Tainai (Tainai City, Niigata)

Tainai
胎内スキー場
(新潟県 胎内市)
Planned season: Saturday 25th December 2021 until late March 2022
Official snow depth --- [updated on 14th December 2021]

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Tainai is located in Tainai city to the northeast 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, so the season can be unpredictable. Tainai could not open during the 2019-2020 winter season due to a lack of snow. There was some drama during 2020, including a crowdfunding effort. At one point, it looked like the Tainai would not be opening for 2020-2021. However, it did open for that season and is also open for the 2021-2022 winter season.

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
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
21/22
season
20/21
season
1st - - 1st - 40cm 1st - 180cm 1st - 155cm
2nd - - 2nd - 55cm 2nd - 170cm 2nd - 147cm
3rd - - 3rd - 60cm 3rd - 190cm 3rd - 145cm
4th - - 4th - 60cm 4th - 205cm 4th - 150cm
5th - - 5th - 160cm 5th - 205cm 5th - 150cm
6th - - 6th - 135cm 6th - 232cm 6th - 140cm
7th - - 7th - 125cm 7th - 205cm 7th - 137cm
8th - - 8th - 125cm 8th - 205cm 8th - 137cm
9th - - 9th - 140cm 9th - 190cm 9th - 135cm
10th - - 10th - 190cm 10th - 190cm 10th - 85cm
11th - - 11th - 190cm 11th - 183cm 11th - 85cm
12th - - 12th - 245cm 12th - 183cm 12th - 85cm
13th - - 13th - 245cm 13th - 180cm 13th - 75cm
14th - - 14th - 220cm 14th - 175cm 14th - 70cm
15th - - 15th - 200cm 15th - 175cm 15th - -
16th - - 16th - 185cm 16th - 167cm 16th - -
17th - - 17th - 175cm 17th - 167cm 17th - -
18th - - 18th - 175cm 18th - 190cm 18th - -
19th - - 19th - 175cm 19th - 197cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 215cm 20th - 200cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 230cm 21st - 180cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 230cm 22nd - 165cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 190cm 23rd - 165cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 182cm 24th - 150cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 175cm 25th - 165cm 25th - -
26th - 20cm 26th - 175cm 26th - 150cm 26th - -
27th - 20cm 27th - 160cm 27th - 150cm 27th - -
28th - 15cm 28th - 160cm 28th - 150cm 28th - -
29th - 15cm 29th - 160cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - 10cm 30th - 160cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 25cm 31st - 165cm 31st 31st - -

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 & wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The Chibbiko Park area is located by the base. 150 yen to use the 81m snow escalator; 700 yen for the day. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no specific snow park facility. 

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 9:00am 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 normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Night skiing is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays; from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Sundays.

There is no night skiing on weekdays.

Tainai Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
Senior
50 years & over
1 Day (open-5pm) 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 3,200 yen
4 Hours 3,200 yen 2,700 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,000 yen
22 Lift Coupons 7,000 yen
Night (5pm-9pm) 2,200 yen 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2021-2022 Season Lift Tickets

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for four hours from the time of purchase.

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

Children's Day is every Sunday when young children can ticket for 0 yen.

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.
bus
Bus
A taxi from Nakajo Station 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 area using Route 290 and then Prefecture Road 53.

About 60 minutes from Niigata city.
About 30 minutes from Shibata city.
About 100 minutes from Nagaoka city.
About 50 minutes from Oguni town (Yamagata Prefecture).
Parking
Parking
Car parking is available at the base of Tainai. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Atsutazaka 881-166
Tainai-shi
Niigata-ken
959-2823
Telephone
Telephone
0254-48-3002
Current resort snow depth
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