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Schools Programme

Rainbow Ski area has an excellent package for students, teachers and parents for the third term of the school year. Packages may include 90 minutes of professional instruction, ski and board hire and lift passes at heavily reduced prices. The program is designed to take your students into the spectacular alpine environment at Rainbow Ski Area, for some fun and learning.

Whether your school is on the West Coast, Nelson, Tasman, Blenheim or Wellington we have the package for your group.  Ferry booking or toboggans, one day or every week of the season get in touch and lets see what we can do four your outdoor programme.

Please download the attached booklet and make you booking ASAP -EVERY  year we get booked out! 

The attached booklet contains information about School Group bookings.

Here are some quick reference facts about the program:

  • Rainbow's aim - Safety, Fun and Learning
  • The package - A days skiing or boarding including a group lesson
  • Dates available From July  27th until the end of term 3 (not including holidays or Tuesdays)
  • Transport options: Own Arrangements to the field, or Rainbow shuttle bus from the bottom mountain car-park
  • Time to get there - you need to be there by 9.15am at the latest first lessons are at 10.00am - meet at Mt Robert Lodge for 9.15am briefing.
  • Prices - See our attached booklet for current pricing. We may provide a 90 minute lesson, Full ski/board rental and all day lift pass. We provide a further discounted option if you have your own gear and/or membership
  • Complimentary Passes - there are some adult helper freebies as well as heavily discounted lift passes, rentals and lessons
Other information in the booklet includes:
  • Ski & Snowboard ability levels
  • Gear checklist
  • Payment details
  • Weather conditions and cancellations
  • What to expect when you arrive
  • Day room info (Mt Robert Lodge)
  • Ski rental procedure
  • SAFETY information
  • Feedback
  • Application form

Click here to download the: 2021 Rainbow Schools Programme Booklet

For more 2021 information please e-mail Maree at

Click here to download the: Rainbow Schools Safety Booklet which has been put together specifically for school groups visiting our ski field.