Tainai (Tainai City, Niigata)

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

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Tainai Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 5cm - 1st 155cm 150cm 1st 162cm 135cm
2nd - - 2nd - - 2nd 150cm 185cm 2nd 150cm 135cm
3rd - - 3rd - - 3rd 157cm 185cm 3rd 145cm 135cm
4th - - 4th - - 4th 160cm 180cm 4th 150cm 130cm
5th - - 5th - - 5th 160cm 170cm 5th 150cm 125cm
6th - - 6th - - 6th 152cm 175cm 6th 150cm 120cm
7th - - 7th - - 7th 160cm 185cm 7th 150cm 115cm
8th - - 8th - - 8th 148cm 190cm 8th 145cm 105cm
9th - - 9th - 10cm 9th 165cm 190cm 9th 140cm 105cm
10th - - 10th - 10cm 10th 170cm 200cm 10th 140cm 70cm
11th - - 11th - - 11th 160cm 200cm 11th 140cm 70cm
12th - - 12th 25cm - 12th 185cm 200cm 12th 130cm 70cm
13th - - 13th 55cm 50cm 13th 180cm 190cm 13th 130cm 60cm
14th - - 14th 130cm 50cm 14th 177cm 180cm 14th 125cm -
15th - - 15th 130cm 100cm 15th 185cm 130cm 15th 125cm -
16th - - 16th 150cm 120cm 16th 185cm 140cm 16th 125cm -
17th - - 17th 145cm 130cm 17th 175cm 150cm 17th 120cm -
18th - - 18th 145cm 130cm 18th 175cm 160cm 18th 120cm -
19th - - 19th 145cm 130cm 19th 165cm 155cm 19th 115cm -
20th - - 20th 125cm 110cm 20th 180cm 145cm 20th 110cm -
21st - - 21st 130cm 110cm 21st 167cm 130cm 21st - -
22nd - - 22nd 130cm 130cm 22nd 170cm 120cm 22nd - -
23rd - - 23rd 140cm 125cm 23rd 162cm 120cm 23rd - -
24th - - 24th 180cm 125cm 24th 155cm 120cm 24th - -
25th - - 25th 195cm 110cm 25th 160cm 140cm 25th - -
26th - - 26th 195cm 150cm 26th 160cm 140cm 26th - -
27th - - 27th 192cm 150cm 27th 157cm 145cm 27th - -
28th - - 28th 180cm 140cm 28th 162cm 145cm 28th - -
29th - - 29th 165cm 130cm 29th - 130cm 29th - -
30th - - 30th 155cm 140cm 30th 30th - -
31st 5cm - 31st 145cm 140cm 31st 31st - -

Previous Statistics

Tainai Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tainai. 
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
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 5:00pm
'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
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
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
Tainai is under 15km from Nakajo Station on the Uetsu Honsen line.

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

A taxi from the station also takes about 20 minutes.
By 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
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
Car parking is available at the base of Tainai. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Atsutazaka 881-166
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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Approx. distance from Tainai by road (in winter)
Ninox Snow Park (23.6km)
Wakabuna Kogen (24.9km)
Yokone (35.7km)
Budoh (47.9km)
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