Rainbow Ski Area Ski Resort

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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. 

Plan Your Trip

Rainbow Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

25"
16"
11"
6"
0"
19"
Jul
21"
Aug
15"
Sep
0"
Oct

Total Lifts: 5

5
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5768'
Summit
1050'
Vertical Drop
4718'
Base

Important Dates

July 09, 20222022/07/09

Projected Opening

October 02, 20222022/10/02

Projected Closing

N.A.

Projected Days Open

N.A.

Days Open Last Year

2000

Years Open

0"

Average Snowfall
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