Rainbow Ski Area is situated adjacent to the Nelson Lakes National Park and only 2 hours drive from Nelson or Blenheim.
The Ski Area is accessed from State Highway 63 between Blenheim and St Arnaud. In the Alpine village of St Arnaud, 40 minutes from the skiing, there is a range of accommodation from backpackers through to luxury lodges.
Overlooking Nelson Lakes National Park with its extensive beech forest and beautiful Lake Rotoiti, the views from the top of the T-bar are spectacular.
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.
Rainbow's season usually extends from early July to mid October and the south to south easterly aspect ensures excellent snow quality throughout the season.