Rainbow Ski Area, Saint Arnaud

4.6
#11 of 22 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. Using our custom trip planner, Saint Arnaud attractions like Rainbow Ski Area can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Been coming many years with school groups. It is fun to come up with kids and see them learn basic skiing. If you are looking for a great day of skiing Rainbow isn't really worth the drive/expense. We...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Friendliest little ski area in NZ -where Olympic racers train!!
  • Wonderfull place, let it snow ... let it snow
  • Only ski field at the top of the south
  • Great field. Great view
  • Best day ever!

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