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Unfortunately, the 2020 Snowsports Academy has been cancelled - see you in 2021

Calling all Skiers and Snowboarders! The Snowsports 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 (there will be no Level 1 classes offered with this programme), 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 (in the event of an Instructors injury/illness, a replacement Instructor will be arranged) and a group of similar age and ability each Sunday (to the best of our professional ability). 

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

How to register  

Check out the ability level chart here.

The 3 Snowsports Academy squad options are:

Freeride (Skiers aged 4-17 yrs and Snowboarders 8-17 yrs)
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?

·       10 Saturday or Sundays of coaching (either half day or full day).

·       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? 

·       10 Saturday or Sundays of coaching.

·       Consistency of instructor.

·       Lift line priority.

Race - Ski only (skiers 8-17yrs)
The Race Team 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?

·       10 Saturday or Sundays of coaching.

·       Gate training every Saturday or Sunday (weather/snow dependent)

·       Consistency of instructor.

·       Lift line priority.


·       Helmets are required to participate in the Rainbow Snowsports 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 $30 administration fee, in the form of a Rainbow credit voucher.  Any cancellations within 96 hrs prior to the programme starting will not be eligible for credit.