Queenstown too expensive? Mt. Ruapehu too busy? Why not try something different this year and take a trip to Rainbow Ski Field in the beautiful Marlborough region. With opening day on July 6, there's not too long to get ready for the ultimate winter break! It's sure to be a bumper season, so here's everything you need to know for the time of your life at Rainbow Ski Field.
Located in the northern section of the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, Rainbow Ski Field is only a 90 min drive from stunning Blenheim, making it the perfect winter day trip! Forget long queues to get up the mountain and into the car park - Rainbow Ski Field has a great access road that gets you up to plenty of car parking spaces. A shuttle service running from the base car park to the mountain car park makes the trip even less hassle, leaving you relaxed to enjoy your day on the slopes!
Something for Everyone
Rainbow Ski Field offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all levels from beginner to advanced. For beginner and intermediate level riders, there are a wide variety of well-groomed trails. For advanced snow-lovers and thrill-seekers, there are a multitude of powder runs, chutes and variable terrains. For the more adventurous, Rainbow Ski Field even offers a full terrain park. Best of all, the slopes are uncrowded, so you can be sure there will be plenty of runs to hone your skills!
Value for Money
Rainbow Ski Field offers the best value snow adventures in New Zealand! Full day passes are only $70 for adults, just $50 for students, and $35 for youth or senior passes. Combine low prices with no crowds and queues, and you're in for an unbeatable day's value at the mountain!
It may not be the largest ski field in New Zealand, but don't let that fool you into thinking that the facilities aren't up to scratch. Rainbow Ski Field has everything available to maximise your enjoyment, including:
Ski and snowboard equipment rental
Repair and maintenance services
Ski and snowboard lessons at the snow school
Snow making facilities, just in case nature needs a top-up
Two snow groomers
A cafe serving a wide range of food and drinks
Emergency and first aid services
A shop selling clothing and equipment
The local Marlborough area is one of the most picturesque places to stay in New Zealand. On a day off from the mountain, check out the incredible world famous wineries around Blenheim - wine tours by bike are the perfect way to sample the full range! In addition, there's plenty of hiking, mountain biking and other activities available if you're looking for more adventure, or top-class cafes and restaurants if you need a break!
If you're in need of accommodation for your stay, try the luxurious Hotel d'Urville in Blenheim. We offer the best in gourmet food and wine, and oustanding service from our friendly staff, all set within our beautiful art deco hotel.