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by: Eric - 9th May 2018

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
The snow quality is amazing as it always gets more snow than most NZ field.
Long access road.

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"Dobbo" is one of my favourite ski resorts in NZ. Very rare to get lift queues (even in the weekend). Super cheap lift passes and it has possibly the best intermediate area (poma lift) area to ski in NZ - long wide slopes. The access road is long but it's maintained very well and there's always plenty of parking close to the ticket office. Great views from the top of the field. The 3 seater chairlift is fantastic for a smaller field. The T-Bar has a steep slope right at the dismount, it's a bit tricky the first time you ride it, after that you get used to it. Cheap accommodation at the closest town (Fairlie) although you can also stay in Tekapo (has hot pools) or as far away as Twizel or Timaru. Fantastic skiing o be had at Dobbo !!

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