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2022 An Epic Season

What a start to the season. If you haven’t been up, it would be hard to appreciate just how much snow we have and what an amazing job Tom and the team have done to get the field ready and open two weeks early.

Thanks to all those that have helped out, waited patiently in a queue, or for the road to open, and passed on your thanks to the team.

Remember to check out the snow reports on our website.(skirainbow) Make sure you follow the car chain’s rules to keep you, the rest of the Rainbow family safe and the road clear.

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Ski Racing at Rainbow 

This weekend is our first race of the season, the Batty Cup. The St Arnaud Racing Foundation have successfully run ski racing at Rainbow and supported local racers for the last 30 years.  With changes within their club and members moving on, they are now looking for people to help volunteer to help at the race days and continue their good work. Someone is needed to set the courses for the races which is a technical role and training will be provided. 

If you are interested in helping or would like to learn more about course setting, then please email Maureen Clinton-Baker here

Batty Cup 

Sunday 7th August 2022 

  • 830am-930am registration in the Café.
  • All Welcome
  • Kids $10
  • Adults $15
  • Cups and Prizes to be won. 

Thanks to Bruce Batty for his continued support of Rainbow

Tasman Secondary Schools Ski Racing

Wednesday 10th August (postponement date Thursday 11th August)

Competitors must be under the age of 19 years.

Entries must be submitted in excel format to

Atomic Rainbow Masters 

Saturday 20 August

Giant Slalom 2022, no Slalom.
Lunch will be provided between the first and second runs of the GS.
There will also be a Junior Masters division 18 – 29 years.
Junior Masters can win medals/prizes but are ineligible for overall trophies.
Major sponsor Atomic are once again generously giving a pair of skis and all racers have the opportunity to win these playing heads and tails at the
Prize giving, which will be held on the mountain following racing.

Registration and Bib Collection
9.00 am – 10.00 am – Cafe
Giant Slalom: Course inspection
10.30 am – 11.00 am
1st Run 11.00 am
2nd Run 1.30 pm
Prize giving Club Hut, Rainbow Following racing

For entry form, information on dinner at the Alpine Lodge and accommodation – please see

Further Information Contact:-
Philippa Askew –
Maureen/Pete Clinton-Baker – or 027 416 3343

On behalf of the Rainbow board pictured here (Missing Ian and Tom) we would like to thank the organising committee, all the companies that donated goods,  Nic and Manu at The Playhouse Theatre, the fantastic crowd and club members who came along and participated so generously. We raised over $20K towards a new (for Rainbow) groomer. Looking forward to next year’s ball all ready 

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