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2018 Club Membership

Rainbow Club Membership includes

Skiing and riding benefits include reciprocal benefits at other ski areas and club fields including Treble Cone and Cardrona. Returning members receive a cumulative membership loyalty discount based on length of continuous membership at the same level since 2014. Members get access to Rainbow Ski Area's pre-opening day, and full Rainbow Sports Club membership. We also offer the option of Platinum Life Memberships for dedicated Rainbow skiers and riders. Silver members get to ski EVERY WEEKDAY of the season.



Gold and Silver members loyalty discounts: 

If would like a Gold or Silver membership in 2018 you may be entitled to a loyalty discount *:

  • If you are buying the same level membership as you bought in both 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 you will receive 20% off!
  • If you are buying the same level membership as you bought in both 2015, 2016, and 2017 you will receive 15% off!
  • If you are buying the same membership as you bought in 2016 and 2017 you will get 10% off!
  • If you are buying the same membership as you bought in 2017 you will get 5% off!

* please note discount is for continued membership if you skip a year then the discount is no longer applicable.

Payment terms - there are 2 ways to apply and pay:

  • Apply online (NEW MEMBERSHIPS and MULTIDAY PASSES ONLY)using PayPal or credit card (individual Gold, Silver or Bronze memberships and Gold 2Parent1Card memberships), or 
  • Fill in the Application form (see links below) Postal, fax or email using credit card, cheque or direct credit (all memberships including loyalty discount applications) 

More details on Membership Prices and Purchasing Memberships can be found below.

2018 Rainbow Club Membership Prices

PreSeason From 
21st April to 31 May
Regular From
1st  June Onwards
Platinum Life All ages $5401 $5892 
Gold Anytime Adult   $627 $744
Student & Senior  $429  $530
Youth  $308 $381
Child Free  Free 
2 Parent 1 Card  $769 $951
Family  (2 Adult/2 Youth)  $1600 $1977 
Family - Additional Youth   $227 $270
Silver Midweek All ages  $369  $456 
Bronze Discount Adult $40 $52  
Student $25 $30  
Youth $20 $25 

Age ranges

  • Child - Under 7
  • Youth - 7 - 17 yrs
  • Student - NZ & Aus only
  • Adult - 18 and over
  • Seniors - 65 and over

Age for membership/seasons pass purposes is taken as at 30th June, 2018       2018 Pricing - downloadable form

Purchase Membership

Which type of membership suits me? 

Rainbow Gold Membership

Gold and Silver members: If you are buying the same level membership as you bought in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 you will receive 20% off!  If you are buying the same level membership as you bought in 2015, 2016 and 2017 you will receive 15% off! If you are buying the same membership as you bought in 2016 and 2017 you will get 10% off! If you are buying the same membership as you bought in 2017 you will get 5% off! Gold Adult gets an Adult Day buddy pass, Gold Youth gets a Youth Day buddy pass, Gold Student gets Student Day buddy pass. Bring a friend up to ride for free!

Rainbow Gold Individual Membership - this gives you the freedom to ski or ride as few or many days as you want during the season, because you can ski or ride for free on any day that Rainbow is open. Best for you if you think you will ski or ride more than six days in a season, or if you intend to visit other commercial ski areas or club ski fields where you can get a reciprocal discount (currently Cardrona, Treble Cone, Mt Lyford and most Canterbury club ski fields).

Rainbow Gold Family Membership - is the best option for families of 2 adults and 2 or more youths. ALL Family Gold members can ski or ride any day of the week for the whole season. The Rainbow Gold Family Membership includes membership for two adults and two youths in the same family, additional youth family members can also be added on. Gold Family members have the same membership benefits as Gold Individual members, including reciprocal discounts.

Rainbow Gold 2Parent1Card Membership - if you have young (under-7) children who can't yet ski/ride or aren't yet up to spending a whole day of skiing or riding, then this membership is specifically for you. The Gold 2Parent -1Pass membership provides free any-day skiing or riding for one parent at a time, while the other parent looks after the youngsters. Either parent may use the skiing/riding benefit, but not at the same time as the other parent.

All Rainbow Gold Members don't need to queue for a pass each day, and are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details)

To purchase your individual or 2Parent1Card Gold Membership you can apply online using a credit card, or by filling in and sending the Membership Application form.


Please download and complete one Membership Application form per family member, and select Gold Family on one of the forms:

Click here to download a 2018 New Membership Application form 
  Click here to download a 2018 Returning Membership Application form

 Rainbow Silver Membership

Rainbow Silver Membership - for those who prefer to come up during the week the Rainbow Silver Membership is your best bet. Ski or ride for free on any weekday that Rainbow is open during the season. Rainbow Silver Members also do not need to queue for a pass each day, and are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details). Silver members get a buddy pass (mid-week). Bring a friend up to ride for free!

If you are applying for the first time - To purchase your Silver Membership you can apply online just fill in and sending the Membership Application form.

If you are a returning member OR would prefer not to use paypal - please select from below.

Click here to download a 2018 New Membership Application form 
Click here to download a 2018 Returning Membership Application form

 Rainbow Bronze Membership

Rainbow Bronze Membership - if you're an occasional skier or snowboarder, or you're not sure how many times you'll be up during the season the Rainbow Bronze Membership offers a 10% non-transferable discount off 1 day, 3 day and 5 day pass purchases. Rainbow Bronze Members are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details).

To purchase your Bronze Membership you can apply online using a credit card, or by filling in and sending the Membership Application form.

 Rainbow Platinum Life Membership

Rainbow Platinum Life Membership - for the Rainbow diehards and dedicated supporters we now have the option of a very limited number of lifetime memberships. Platinum Life Members are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details) and can ski or ride for free any day that Rainbow is open, for the rest of their life. All funds from Platinum Life Memberships are targeted for capital development projects so not only do you get to ride at Rainbow for the rest of your life you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping improve the facilities for the future. What a great gift for your children or grandchildren! Platinum Life Memberships can be purchased using credit card, direct credit or cheque. Platinum Life Members are entitled to reciprocal discounts at other commercial ski areas (currently Cardrona, Treble cone, Mt Lyford and most Canterbury club ski fields). Rainbow Platinum Life Members also do not need to queue for a pass each day, and are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details).

To apply download and complete the Life Membership Application form:

Click here to download a Platinum Life Rainbow Membership Application form


The Process

Downloaded Membership Application -FOR ALL MEMBER APPLICATIONS - for payment by cheque, direct credit or credit card. Complete either one NEW Membership Application form per person, or if you are already a member and you wish to renew your membership at the same level as last year then complete a MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Form. Return the forms by one of the following methods:

  • By Post to: Rainbow Sports Club Inc., PO Box 76, St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes 7053
  • By Email to: members@skirainbow.co.nz
  • By Fax to: 03-7443176

We may contact you for further information if anything is unclear or missing. Your membership card will be posted to you prior to the start of the season or may be picked up at the field during the season.

Member Benefits

In addition to skiing and riding benefits, all levels of membership are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. and receive the following members benefits:

  • Cheapskates - All Rainbow Platinum, Gold, Silver and staff members 15% off at Cheapskates Nelson, discount can be given by showing Rainbow Membership Card
  • Torpedo 7 Present your Rainbow membership Card and get 20% off all Snow gear at Torpedo7 Nelson. Discount only on snow gear in store, excludes custom orders and workshop services. Discount off the full price. Expires last day of the Rainbow season. 
  • Lone Star - All Rainbow Platinum, Gold, Silver and staff members 15% off at Lone Star Nelson, discount can be given by showing Rainbow Membership Card
  • Access to Rainbow Ski Field's pre-opening day; you can hit the Rainbow slopes the day before the public does!
  • Voting rights at the Rainbow Sports Club Inc. AGM.
  • Cumulative membership subscription discount based on length of membership since 2014.
  • Gold Members: Reciprocal discounts with commercial & Club fields including Treble Cone & Cardrona (Adult - $25, Student - $15 & Child 6-17 - $10) and Mt Lyford (Adult - $20, Student - $15, High school 13-17 - $10 & Primary School 6-12 - $5).
  • FREE BRING-A-BUDDY PASS for every Gold & Silver member.  Gold Adult gets a Adult Day buddy pass, Gold Youth gets a Youth Day buddy pass, Gold Student gets a Student Day buddy pass (the same with Sliver).
  • Exclusive access to the Robert Lodge facilities at Rainbow Ski Area during weekends.
  • Membership-only specials including discount equipment offers.
  • Coaching clinics & development.
  • Access to the summer volunteer programme which will compensate each day’s contribution with a free day pass voucher (or more if you have trade/professional skills).

The Important Stuff - Membership Terms and Conditions

Rainbow Terms & Conditions