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2021 Club Membership & Season Passes

Rainbow Club Membership and Season Passes includes

Skiing and riding benefits include reciprocal benefits at other ski areas and club fields including Treble Cone and Cardrona. Members get access to Rainbow Ski Area's pre-opening day, and full Rainbow Sports Club membership. We also offer the option of Platinum Life Memberships for dedicated Rainbow skiers and riders.

You can read all about the season and the pricing in this document. Rainbow 2021 Season.

Here is how the pricing  stacks up

Rainbow 2021 Season Passes

Purchase Membership

Which type of membership suits me? 

Rainbow Gold Membership

Gold members:

Rainbow Gold Individual Membership - this gives you the freedom to ski or ride as few or many days as you want during the season, because you can ski or ride for free on any day that Rainbow is open. Best for you if you think you will ski or ride more than six days in a season, or if you intend to visit other commercial ski areas or club ski fields where you can get a reciprocal discount (currently Cardrona, Treble Cone, Mt Lyford and most Canterbury club ski fields).

Rainbow Gold Family Membership - is the best option for families of 2 adults and 2 or more youths. ALL Family Gold members can ski or ride any day of the week for the whole season. The Rainbow Gold Family Membership includes membership for two adults and two youths in the same family, additional youth family members can also be added on. Gold Family members have the same membership benefits as Gold Individual members, including reciprocal discounts.

All Rainbow Gold Members don't need to queue for a pass each day, and are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details) 

Rainbow 2021 Season Passes

 Rainbow Silver Membership

Rainbow Silver Membership -- Ski or ride for free on any weekday that Rainbow is open during the season. You will also receive reciprocal discounts at most other club ski fields in NZ. Please note Rainbow is closed on Tuesdays through the season except in the school holidays 

Rainbow 2021 Season Passes
 Rainbow Platinum Life Membership

Rainbow Platinum Life Membership - for the Rainbow diehards and dedicated supporters we now have the option of a very limited number of lifetime memberships. Platinum Life Members are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details) and can ski or ride for free any day that Rainbow is open, for the rest of their life. All funds from Platinum Life Memberships are targeted for capital development projects so not only do you get to ride at Rainbow for the rest of your life you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping improve the facilities for the future. What a great gift for your children or grandchildren! Platinum Life Memberships can be purchased using credit card, direct credit or cheque. Platinum Life Members are entitled to reciprocal discounts at other commercial ski areas (currently Cardrona, Treble cone, Mt Lyford and most Canterbury club ski fields). Rainbow Platinum Life Members also do not need to queue for a pass each day, and are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. (see below for more details).

Rainbow 2021 Season Passes

Member Benefits

In addition to skiing and riding benefits, all levels of membership are full members of Rainbow Sports Club Inc. and receive the following members benefits:   

  • Voting rights at the Rainbow Sports Club Inc. AGM.
  • Exclusive access to the Robert Lodge facilities at Rainbow Ski Area during weekends. weather and social distancing permitting.
  • Membership-only specials including discount equipment offers.

The Important Stuff - Membership Terms and Conditions

Rainbow Terms & Conditions

2021 Day Pass Pricing

Terms & Conditions

Age Ranges:

  • Child - Under 7 
  • Youth - 7 - 17 yrs
  • Student - NZL & AUS only
  • Adult - 18 and over
  • Seniors - 65 - 74
  • Seniors+  - 75 and over

Age for membership/seasons pass purposes is taken as at 30th June 2021.   


Full-time Students enrolled at a New Zealand or Australian tertiary institution only on production of a valid identification card from the institute concerned. ISIC cards are not accepted.   

Children under 7 and Seniors 75 and older

  • Children and Seniors 75 and older ski with a lift ticket purchased online for $5 to cover the contact tracing.
  • Children and Seniors 75 and older may have their own season pass on payment of a small fee of $30.00 to cover the cost of issuing it.