Tainai (Tainai City, Niigata)

Tainai
胎内 (新潟県 胎内市)
Planned season: Sunday 23rd December 2018 until late March 2019
Official snow depth --- [updated on 17th December 2018]

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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
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
18/19
season
17/18
season
1st - - 1st - - 1st - 185cm 1st - 195cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd - 175cm 2nd - 185cm
3rd - - 3rd - 35cm 3rd - 175cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th - 35cm 4th - 175cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th - 45cm 5th - 180cm 5th - 160cm
6th - - 6th - 45cm 6th - 200cm 6th - 120cm
7th - - 7th - 50cm 7th - 205cm 7th - 120cm
8th - - 8th - 55cm 8th - 205cm 8th - 120cm
9th - - 9th - 50cm 9th - 217cm 9th - 120cm
10th - - 10th - 50cm 10th - 220cm 10th - 115cm
11th - - 11th - 70cm 11th - 210cm 11th - 110cm
12th - - 12th - 105cm 12th - 185cm 12th - 110cm
13th - - 13th - 105cm 13th - 210cm 13th - 110cm
14th - - 14th - 130cm 14th - 240cm 14th - 100cm
15th - - 15th - 130cm 15th - 230cm 15th - 100cm
16th - - 16th - 130cm 16th - 220cm 16th - 90cm
17th - - 17th - 125cm 17th - 210cm 17th - 85cm
18th - - 18th - 90cm 18th - 215cm 18th - 85cm
19th - - 19th - 80cm 19th - 215cm 19th - -
20th - - 20th - 65cm 20th - 215cm 20th - -
21st - - 21st - 60cm 21st - 215cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd - 70cm 22nd - 220cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd - 75cm 23rd - 215cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th - 90cm 24th - 215cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th - 110cm 25th - 215cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th - 100cm 26th - 215cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th - 130cm 27th - 215cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th - 135cm 28th - 205cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th - 135cm 29th - - 29th - -
30th - - 30th - 155cm 30th 30th - -
31st - 25cm 31st - 167cm 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. 100 yen to use the 81m snow escalator; 500 yen for the day. 
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 9:00am until 5:00pm on weekdays and from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Nighta is from 5:00pm until 9:00pm (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 1,500 yen
Season Ticket 38,000 yen 30,000 yen 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 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 (1 day = 2,000 yen).

Various 1 day family tickets are available:

1 adult + 1 child = 6,000 yen
1 adult + 2 children = 8,500 yen
2 adults + 1 child = 9,000 yen
2 adults + 2 children = 11,000 yen

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.

>> More information on the Joetsu Shinkansen train line
bus
Bus
There is a free shuttle bus from Royal Tainai Park Hotel (10 minutes) - weekends and holidays.

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
2018-2019 SEASON UPDATES
As of Monday 17th December, information on just a small number of ski hills around Japan still needs updating. We'll get that wrapped up soon!
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