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Rainbow FAQ

Rainbow - Your Questions Answered

New Snow in Rainbow

 When will it snow in Rainbow?

When is the next forecast snowfall?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 24 September.

Find out more :- long-range Snow Forecast

 When did it last snow in Rainbow?

How old is the snow? When was the last reported snowfall?

We don't know exactly when it last snowed in Rainbow but our most recent snow report indicated snow depths up to 35cm14in on the upper slopes.

Find out more :- Latest Snow Report for Rainbow

Snow in Rainbow, New Zealand

 How much snow is there in Rainbow?

How deep is the snow on the ground?

The last report received from Rainbow gave snow depths of 35cm14in on the upper slopes and 25cm10in lower down.

Find out more :- Latest Snow Depths for Rainbow

Skiing in Rainbow, New Zealand

 How high is Rainbow?

At what altitude is the ski area and resort?

Rainbow is at 1,437m4,715ft. There are pistes / trails from 1,437m4,715ft up to 1,800m5,906ft above sea level.

Find out more :- Rainbow Facts & Figures

 Where can I stay in Rainbow?

Are there hotels, chalets or apartments to rent in Rainbow?

We don't have any accommodation in Rainbow our current database, but you can search for nearby hotels and apartments using the link below.

Find out more :- Search for Accommodation in Rainbow

 Which is the best Airport for Rainbow?

Which airports offer the shortest transfers?

The closest airports to Rainbow are Napier, Rotorua and Taupo.

Find out more :- Airport Transfer Times to Rainbow

 When does Rainbow open?

When does the ski season start in Rainbow?

Rainbow usually opens Early July (Opening day is pre-opening day for members - public opening is the next day).

 When does Rainbow close?

When does the ski season end for Rainbow?

Rainbow usually closesMid September.

Please Note

In common with all ski areas, planned opening and closing dates may be changed at any time due to the current snow and operational conditions in Rainbow. You should always check directly with the Tourist Office before making plans to travel.