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Sale Ends 31st March 2021 Last Chance for discounted passes

Season passes and Academy.

There is a chill in the air, and daily frosts up the hill, winter is well on it's way! The Jan-March sale ends on the 31st of March. Currently, the adult gold price is $499. This will increase to $599 after April 1st. Please head to https://shop.skirainbow.co.nz/ to see the full product range.

Early Bird Pass Sales Finishes 31st March

Academy 2021 bookings open
As the weather cools down we continue to gear up towards Winter 2021, our 40th Season. It is excellent to have Tom Harry, Mountain Manager, back on board preparing the mountain and working on projects for another successful season ahead. Read on for details on Early Bird Seasons passes, 2021 Academy, ZIp Payment launch and our Partners Plan. Read on for the details.

Early Bird Pre Season Sale Finshes 31st December 2020

This is a reminder that our best value early bird season passes are on sale until 31st December 2020. After New Years' the pricing increases. Right now we have adult passes from $399 and Youth passes from $199. All of these passes are fully refundable until 31st March 2021. You can buy pass protection to extend to 31st July 2021, this must be paid for by 31 March 2021. Buy online shop.rainbow.co.nz

From the AGM feedback this year, we have also introduced a Rainbow Sports Club membership-only pass to show your support for Rainbow without having to buy a season pass. By purchasing this membership, you will receive discounts off day passes during 2021, can vote at our AGM, and be part of our Club. Just buy them online at shop.rainbow.co.nz.


Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas everyone. As we wrap up 2020, this is a reminder that our best value early bird season passes are on sale until 31st December 2020. After New Years' the pricing increases. Right now we have adult passes from $399 and Youth passes from $199. All of these passes are fully refundable until 31st March 2021. You can buy pass protection to extend to 31st July 2021, this must be paid for by 31 March 2021. Buy online shop.rainbow.co.nz

Rainbow’s 40th Winter Season

Opening 10th July 2021
It's Rainbow’s 40th Winter Season and we are scheduled for opening 10th July 2021. To celebrate this we are launching our early bird season pass sale at our lowest price ever.

Through the support of partners, members and a well-run operation we came out of the 2020 season with our emergency fund intact and enough funds for start-up in 2021. This means we are in a good position to celebrate our 40th winter season at Rainbow. We expect with good snowmaking and the help of mother nature we will open with our Edridge Opening day on 10th of July 2021.

Rainbow feedback

Thanks again to all those who came up to Rainbow in 2020. Thanks also to the Members and Partners who made the season possible. Like every business, Rainbow certainly had it’s challenges and Tom and his team did a great job making the most of some of the worst snow we have seen, in at least 10 years. The good news is that due to the ongoing support from our Councils, Government, Partners, Members and Customers we are planning our 2021 season. Read on for your chance to win 2021 Day Passes by filling in our winter survey.
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Rainbow and Covid Alert Level Two

How will Rainbow operate in Alert Level Two?

Due to level 2 we will be taking some extra precautions ...

-We will have a road block at the bottom and will be contact tracing EVERYONE that comes up. (name/phone number/email), To speed this up download the Covid Tracing app and use it
-Inside areas will have limited capacity and we will be social distancing in ticket and lift lines.
-We have extra cleaning and sanitizing going on.
-We will have limited capacity on shuttles to ensure social distancing is adhered to. If you take a shuttle the Mount Robert Lodge will be your pick up and drop off point, this is where you can store gear. Remember from Monday 31st August masks and mandatory on public transport. No mask no transport

Mountain Manager Update from Tom

Dear members and friends of the 'Bow'

This is an update to let you know what has been happening up at Rainbow over the past few weeks.

No snow and warm temps is the very short version.

I'm sure you have all felt it down at lower elevations, but it has been unseasonably warm this year. On top of this we have had very few weather systems and large blocking highs. This has resulted in the perfect no snow season.

As you would have seen from the posts we have managed to keep beginners, intermediate and Tower 4 on the T-Bar open. This is all man-made snow but the warm nights have prevented us snow making any higher. Not for a lack of trying but we need mother nature to come to the party.

2020 Open Day Saturday 25th

We are all getting very excited for the start of the 2020 ski season. If you like our Facebook page you would have seen all the preparation that has been undertaken including snowmaking to get the field ready. What we haven't had, is Mother Nature doing her bit. The weather has been very warm and the recent rain events mean we don't yet have the coverage to open this Friday. There is more snow in the forecast so we hope to be open this weekend. This will be T Bar to Tower 4 only, Intermediate Platter and Beginners Slope. Watch facebook and the website for more detail and hope for snow this Tuesday.

Marlborough Tour Company Rainbow Bus Service

New partnership with MTC and Rainbow makes skiing even easier
We are really pleased to announce our new partnership with Marlborough Tour Company to make it even easier to go skiing at Rainbow. Take the shuttle direct from Blenheim to the mountain, no worries re chains or parking. A direct to lift service. They will even arrange lift passes
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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