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The Rainbow Snow Sports Academy

Develop your skills?

Calling all Skiers and Snowboarders! The Snow Sports Academy is our seasonal alpine adventure programme, developing your skills so you can be the best skier and snowboarder possible.

If you are aged between 4-17 yrs old, and you’re an intermediate/advanced skier or snowboarder, then this is the programme for you!
We will build on your skills and confidence and take you to a whole new level of greatness, in a fun and open atmosphere.

Participants will ski or snowboard with the same instructor, and a group of similar age and ability each Sunday.

The Snow Sports Academy squads are: Freeride, Race or Freestyle – you choose the one that you love and want to train for the winter.

Price & Duration

  • Every Sunday for 10 weeks – Starting 23rd July 2017.
  • Full day - $490 - 5hrs on snow 9am – 3pm (1hr supervised lunch) *lunch not included
  • Half day - $360 - 3hrs on snow 9am- 12pm

How to register  
To register, just download and complete the Snow Sports Academy registration form, then send it back to us at admin@skirainbow.co.nz  

The 3 Snow Sports Academy squad options are:

Freeride (Skiers aged 4-17yrs and Snowboarders 8-17yrs)
The Freeride squad’s focus is to make you the best all round, all mountain skier or snowboarder possible. We’ll explore all that Rainbow has to offer with its terrain, show you the best spots on the mountain all while building on your confidence and skill.
What’s included?

    • ‘Rainbow Snow Sports Academy’ hoodie and beanie.
    • 10 Sundays of coaching (either half day or full day).
    • Supervised lunch (Full day only)
    • Consistency of instructor.
    • Lift line priority.

Freestyle (Skiers and Snowboarders 8-17yrs)
The Freestyle Squad is 100% freestyle focused. Using natural features and or park features we’ll get you throwing down new tricks, from boxes to rails and everything in between while you shred Rainbow.
To be part of this squad you must already have some freestyle experience and be a confident all mountain skier or snowboarder.
What’s included?

    • ‘Rainbow Snow Sports Academy’ hoodie and beanie.
    • 10 Sundays of coaching.
    • Supervised lunch
    • Consistency of instructor.
    • Lift line priority.

Race - Ski only (skiers 8-17yrs)
The Race Squad is 100% race focused, we’ll use a combination of training in and out of gates to improve your technique, skill and confidence over the duration of winter. This will be perfect for those who want to compete in club or school events.
We encourage all our athletes to participate in as many events as possible to experience the thrill of the competition atmosphere.
What’s included?

    • ‘Rainbow Snow Sports Academy’ hoodie and beanie.
    • 10 Sundays of coaching.
    • Gate training every Sunday (weather/snow dependent)
    • Supervised lunch
    • Consistency of instructor.
    • Lift line priority.

      If you’re looking for competitive race training, with the goal and desire of wanting to race at a national/international level, we can highly recommend ‘Elite Sport’ who are based at Rainbow Ski Area. Click here for more info http://www.skiracingacademy.com/nz-rainbow.html

NOTE:

  • Helmets are required to participate in the Rainbow Snow Sports Academy.
  • Programme fees do not cover lift passes or rental equipment.
  • We require a minimum of 4 registrations per group for that group to proceed, if we have fewer than the minimum required the timing of the programme would change appropriately.
  • A monetary refund will only occur in the case of injury or illness with a doctor’s certificate.
  • All cancellations will be subject to a $20 administration fee, in the form of a Rainbow credit voucher. Any cancellations within 24hrs prior to the programme starting will not be eligible for credit.
  • If the mountain is closed for more than 50% of the programme, Rainbow will credit for lost time. There will be no credit given for not attending session or in the event of bad weather. 

Registration form 2017: Snow Sports Academy


For enquiries: 
P:  03 521 1861