The dramatic blue lakes and rugged mountain ranges of the Wānaka region form a spectacular backdrop to a superb range of outdoor adventures and ...
Less than two hours’ drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow overlooks Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park.
The views from the top are spectacular. Wide, uncrowded slopes and groomed trails provide superb terrain for beginners and intermediates, while advanced skiers can challenge themselves in the high powder runs and chutes.
Being close to Nelson, the country’s sunshine capital, Rainbow generally has a good record of bluebird days. The excellent snowsports school operates seven days a week throughout the season, and is ready to help you improve your skiing or snowboarding skills. The nearby village of St Arnaud provides a range of accommodation options for those wanting to stay close to the mountain. On-field, the Rainbow Café offers a range of tempting hot meals. Full equipment rental, clothing hire and sales are also available.