Rainbow Ski Area is located next to the Nelson Lakes National Park in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand. Visitors experience great views of Lake Rotoiti and beautiful beech forest that makes up the national park.
Known for wide, uncrowded slopes and well groomed trails, Rainbow Ski Area caters to all types of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. From bumps and jumps to chutes and drops, Rainbow offers a little something for everyone. Skiers and riders will find 218m of lift accessed vertical. Facilities include a cafe, ski shop, ski and snowboard school and more.
Terrain at Rainbow Ski Area is varied and offers a little of everything for all ski and snowboard ability types. Beginners feel at home on this mountain with wide open runs that are synonymous with New Zealand ski fields.
Rainbow Ski Area also offers a terrain park for those looking to hit some rails and jumps. Great steep challenging terrain is off of Allan’s Way on the East Face.
Ski and snowboard lessons, rentals, childrens fun programs, and school group programs are available. Rainbow Ski Area is about 35 minutes away from St. Arnaud. Shuttles run to and from St. Arnaud but if you decide to drive yourself chains may be required.