Rainbow Ski Area, Saint Arnaud

#9 of 20 in Winter Sports in South Island
Rainbow Ski Area is high in the north of this great mountain chain within the world famous Nelson/Marlborough lifestyle region. Reaching a height of over 1,760 m (5,770 ft), 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 chutes. Snowboarders love the varied terrain, jumps, bumps, and drops. To visit Rainbow Ski Area on your holiday in Saint Arnaud, and find out what else Saint Arnaud has to offer, use our Saint Arnaud travel itinerary planner.
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26 reviews
  • December 5, 2016
    Great place to spend a day at, even though it is quite small compared to the fields further south. Line for the T-bar can get up to an hour long during school holidays. Cafe serves good food.  more »
  • October 26, 2016
    I took the route following the trail that leads to the main gate from this moment on as you drive closer and closer you start to feel that awesomeness among the beauty of nature and gods gift of eye c...  more »
  • September 30, 2016
    My wife and I have done most of the major ski fields in NZ and thought we would give a smaller one a shot to see what it is like. And the result.. we liked it and would recommend it. In fact in most w...  more »
  • Great field. Great view
  • this is the best ski field I have ever been to last year it was my first year skiing and I was amazed you have the most amazing staff defiantly coming again tomorrow on the 6 of the 9 2016
  • Warm day and snow stayed good till the end
  • Such a great field.Good people operating it too. Great with kids. Can't wait to get back up there!
  • EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

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