Ski resort - Rainbow

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Resort Overview


Area Profile


Rainbow Ski Area near St Arnaud overlooks Nelson Lakes National Park with its extensive beech forest and beautiful Lake Rotoiti. There are 300 skiable hectares accessed by 5 lifts with terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder.

The Terrain is graded as Beginners 25%, Intermediate 55%, Advanced 20%. The wide, uncrowded slopes and well groomed trails provide superb terrain for beginners and intermediates. Advanced skiers can challenge themselves in the high powder runs and chutes.

A variety of hotels, lodges, B&B's, cottages, and guesthouses are available in St. Arnaud, along with many eating and drinking venues.

Ski season usually runs from Mid July until Mid October.

Technical Data:

Terrain Type

Beginner Runs: Beginner Runs 25% Intermediate Runs: Intermediate Runs 50% Advanced Runs: Advanced Runs 25% Expert Runs: Expert Runs 0%


  • Total # Of Lifts: Total # Of Lifts 5
  • Gondolas & Trams: Gondolas & Trams N/A
  • High Speed Sixes: High Speed Sixes N/A
  • High Speed Quads: High Speed Quads N/A
  • Quad Chairs: Quad Chairs N/A
  • Triple Chairs: Triple Chairs N/A
  • Double Chairs: Double Chairs N/A
  • Surface Lifts: Surface Lifts 5


  • Top: 536 m
  • Vertical Drop: 98 m
  • Bottom: 469 m

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