Rainbow Ski Area Brightens Winter in the South

Situated in the beautiful Tasman District of New Zealand‘s South Island, the Rainbow Ski Area is a key snow sport destination for snow skiing enthusiasts in the Nelson and Marlborough regions.

The Rainbow Ski Area has a well-earned reputation for offering incredible skiing conditions. Additionally, it is one of New Zealand’s best value-for-money snow sport destinations, catering for skiers and boarders from young to old and from beginners through to professionals. Rainbow is also well known for its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere while not compromising on the quality and safety of its many slopes and courses.

A number of upgrades and additions were made in preparation for the 2008 snow sport season. These included a revamped and lengthened Beginner’s Slope, which is sure to satisfy first-time skiers no matter what their age. To keep up with demand, Rainbow Ski Area is offering a larger range of top quality rental gear at reasonable prices. Kids and teens will find that the new range of quality carvers will give them an advantage when learning to conquer the slopes. In fact, Rainbow is the perfect setting for school groups, youth and sports clubs to discover the thrill of skiing and snowboarding, under the guidance of qualified instructors.

The terrain at the main T-Bar will challenge advanced skiers, while long, slower routes will help intermediate level skiers to work on their skiing skills. Cheapskates Terrain Park offers daring skiers and boarders the opportunity to test their skills to the limit, while the Rainbow Ski Area café offers the perfect viewing deck of the terrain park for spectators.

Other facilities at the Rainbow Ski Area include lift access to a vertical of 218 meters, rope tow, handle tow and T-bar, first aid and emergency services, snow making equipment and a snow groomer. Although there are no accommodation facilities at the Rainbow Ski Area, it is only a 40 minute drive from St. Arnaud Village.

Rainbow Ski Area has a variety of special offers, such as “Half-Price Mondays” to beat the Monday-blues, and season passes, all aimed at ensuring that skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can make the most of the 2008 snow sport season.