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Rainbow Ski Area

Nelson Lakes

Rainbow Ski Area
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last update on Sep 12, 2022
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Mountain Stats

Elevation5052 ft - 5768 ft
Opening DayJul 9, 2022
Closing DaySep 11, 2022
Capacity 3100 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult NZD99
1 day youth NZD69
1 day child NZD49
All rates & fees


Total 5
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 741 acres

The Ski Resort

Rainbow Ski Area is one of the most beautiful ski and best value resorts in New Zealand´s Southern Alps. High in the north of this great mountain chain within the world famous Nelson & Marlborough lifestyle region.

Reaching a height of over 1760 metres, Rainbow captures regular winter snow, complemented by extensive snow making, all superbly groomed to create a stunning winter playground.

The wide uncrowded slopes and well groomed trails provide superb terrain for beginners and intermediates, while advanced skiers can challenge themselves in the high powder runs and shutes. Snowboarders love the varied terrain, jumps, bumps and drops.

Interesting facts

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  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 715 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in New Zealand is 1545 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5768 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average snow depth of 33 " at summit elevation and 24 " at the base.
  • Rainbow Ski Area features 10 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in New Zealand is 14 sunny days. July is the sunniest month with an average of 5 sunny days.


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Infrastructure & Rental


Skischools: 1
Snowboardschools: 1

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Rainbow Sports Club
PO Box 76
St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes
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