field Open

Rainbow Rippers

!!! program full for 2024 !!!

All queries please email rainbowrippers@skirainbow.co.nz

 

Calling all little rippers aged between 7 and 12. 

Rainbow Rippers is a ski only programme with the aim of building skills, exploring the mountain, having fun and making friends amongst our amazing Rainbow Ski community.  It is 4x half day sessions of tuition held on Sundays.

Date Range : Sunday 4th August to 8th September.  To get our 4 sessions delivered in the best possible conditions, we have allowed for 6 weekends in case the field is closed/ conditions aren’t ideal. (We will give you a heads up a few days out and confirm the evening before if a session is not going to go ahead.)

Time:  9.20 am -12.30 pm

Meet at the clock/ski field map in front of Rentals at 9.20am ready to ski with plenty of warm clothing, your helmet, a named water bottle, a snack and your lift pass.

Rainbow Rippers is for Children who

Benefits in taking part

what does it cost?

$350 for 4 sessions.

Your child MUST have a Youth lift pass for the day – this is not included in the cost

Rainbow Rippers branded T shirt $35 (optional) – please advise on size when making payment for this separately.

Finish up with a shared family BBQ on the final Sunday at the Robert Lodge.

Ripper T-shirt 2024

the fine print

  • Helmets compulsory

  • Rainbow Rippers lessons are Non refundable

  • Full payment (and to reserve your place) must be made prior to the first lesson online via the Rainbow website

  • First in first served

  • Limited spaces 

  • We have a waitlist

FAQs

No, but with the Academy not running in 2024, we have been fortunate in having 4 club members, who are also instructors, offer to run a similar programme to give kids the opportunity to learn some skills and make some friends.

No, we will assess each skier and place them in appropriate group on the first Sunday. Some adjustment of the groups may be required. Note your child must be able to ride the T Bar to participate.

Sorry, at this stage we don’t have a snowboard instructor/ group.

No, we don’t have a race training group.

For Rippers we are planning to have 4 groups with a maximum of 5 in each group. (MAXIMUM OF 20 SPACES)

We will start on Sunday 4th August and run sessions for four weeks. If the weather or field closure is against us on any given Sunday, we will postpone lessons until the following week and so on.

We will check the weather forecast a few days out from each Sunday and advise tentatively if we will run Rippers by posting on the Rainbow FB page and emailing you. Please be sure to check each morning before you leave for Rainbow too that it is open. Often an overnight weather event can close the mountain with little notice.

Confirmation will be part of the Sunday am Facebook.

Ski field status and great snow and weather reports can be found on the Rainbow Ski Area website.

Reserve Your Place

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Once you have filled out the form you will be redirected to the payment portal (your place will only be reserved once payment is received).
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Name
I give permission for the above named person to leave unaccompanied at the end of any given day of ‘Rainbow Rippers’ without being released to either myself or an appointed adult.
My child is confident on the T bar
I “parent/caregiver/adult” understand that “participant’s name” wishes to take part in the Rainbow Rippers seasonal programme. There is an element of risk associated with snow sports, I am aware of this and I’m happy for my child to participate in the programme. I will not hold the company/instructor responsible for any accident or injury that may be sustained during training sessions. I understand there are no refunds or transfers for these programmes once paid and confirmed. By ticking the box “yes” I give consent to the above statement.

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If you have any questions or want to go on our waitlist then email

rainbowrippers@skirainbow.co.nz