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Rainbow Ski Season 2020

Our Season Outline
Due to the good work across New Zealand we are now in Alert Level 2 and we can open the field. Our priority is to ensure we can operate safely and within the Government guidelines. The following will apply for Alert Level One where Contact Tracing, Social Distancing, good public hygiene remain and as do border restrictions.

Summary of the 2020 Season

Due to the good work across New Zealand we are now in Alert Level 2 and we can open the field. Our priority is to ensure we can operate safely and within the Government guidelines.
The 2020 Rainbow Season

Due to the good work across New Zealand we are now in Alert Level 2 and we can open the field. Our priority is to ensure we can operate safely and within the Government guidelines.

Our focus is on:
• Health and Safety
• Contact Tracing
• Simplicity
• Financial Prudence
• Enjoyment

Please see our COVID-19 FAQs for guidance on updating your details ahead of the season.

Thank you everyone for your patience and offers of assistance as we have worked through the scenario of if we could open this year and what it would look like if we did.

20th of May - Well how is this for great news,

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON.

11th of May - The Government gives the go ahead for Ski Resorts to operate.

Congratulations New Zealand. We are all looking forward to when the country goes from our current Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2, safely.

All of us in the Ski Industry have been successfully working together to lobby the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to address critical needs to ensure an operating season and through SAANZ the resorts have developed Alert Level 2 safe operating protocols for our industry.

5th of May - One week now completed at Level 3

One week now completed at Level 3 has provided all of us with more freedom and we have been able to access the Mountain. This has been beneficial as we continue to develop modelling for a potential 2020 season.

24 April 2020 - Operational Update

Good News Rainbow Skiers and Boarders
We are about to move from Alert Level 4 to 3, which will still have its restrictions, yet is a very positive move in the right direction. If we keep following the guidelines outlined by the Government, it looks like by winter we could be at a Level 2 and possibly Level 1. From everything we know about the Government guidelines, it looks possible that Rainbow could operate from Level 2.

Rainbow Ski Field Update – April 7th, 2020

Covid-19 Alert Level 4
As per our previous update we have suspended the 2020 season as we take the lead from the government while in the Covid-19 Alert Level 4.

We continue to meet online to discuss the ever evolving Covid-19 pandemic and the impact it will have on our winter operations. Currently we are planning for a range of different scenarios and will continue to work through the potential scenarios for Rainbow as we know more from the Government and our community.

Rainbow Ski Field to suspend operations. Members are offered refunds or credits for the 2021 season

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty and questions related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) for us as Rainbow. Firstly and most importantly we need to do what we can to keep ourselves, our staff and our community safe.

In order to ensure we can provide members refunds and/or the ability to use their pass next year we have made the decision to suspend operations. We have closed the membership shop. Should we be unable to open this year then any member that has already bought a Season Pass or Academy lesson can carry their pass over to 2021 or get a refund.

Rainbow Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement


Rainbow Ski Area has been and is tracking every new development related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will comply with the latest government health advice as this situation continues to evolve.
While resorts in the Northern Hemisphere are forced to close or voluntarily close due to the Coronavirus, and we know that many of you are rightly concerned about the upcoming New Zealand ski/boarding season.
There are just over 14 weeks until we open and our plan has not changed. We hope to open as scheduled on the 3rd of July 2020.

Without question, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, members, guests and the community that we operate in. We are fully prepared to adapt our calendar to deliver a complete 2020 ski/board season though again this is an ever changing environment and the safety of our staff, members and guest remains our priority.

Season Pass Early Season Sale 2020 Starts Now

Season Pass and Snowsports Academy Sale for the 2020 Season
We have had a quiet summer while working on some maintenance on the Mountain plus completing the integration with the new POS/Reservation system that we installed at the beginning of last season. So now our 2020 Seasons Passes and Snowsports Academy programme are on sale.

Newsletters 2019

25th of March 2019 - Membership Sales, Corporate Partners & Work Parties

5th of March 2019 - Season Passes, Summer Maintenance & AGM

14th of December 2018 - Early Bird Passes & Corporate Partners

23rd of November 2018 - Season Passes on Sale,, 2019 Pricing & Open in the Summer