New Zealand

Mt. Dobson Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

With regular snowfalls on its peaks and across its wide open slopes, Mount Dobson offers a fun skiing and snowboarding experience for everyone. It is especially well suited to families, beginners and intermediates, but high above the groomed slopes there’s amazing soft smooth powder to challenge the best skiers and boarders.

Climb to the peak of Mount Dobson for spectacular views over Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, and across to Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, New Zealand’s highest peaks, before challenging an off-piste ride over untracked snow down to the groomed trails.

A variety of hotels, motels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, and cottages are located nearby.

Terrain

Mt. Dobson ski terrain is located high above tree line like many of New Zealand's resorts. The ski field contains wide open groomed runs. Natural half pipes and steeper terrain towards the top of the mountain are excellent playgrounds for the advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.

Conditions at Mt. Dobson are typically varied as the ski field is exposed on the edge of the mountain range. Be sure to check the weather as the resort often closes for lack of visibility, rain, or high winds. 

Inside Scoop

Ski hire and snowboard rentals are available at Mt. Dobson. Ski lessons are also available. Accommodations can be found in Fairlie and Tekapo. 

Plan Your Trip

Mt. Dobson Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

19"
12"
8"
4"
0"
1"
Jun
15"
Jul
11"
Aug
9"
Sep
0"
Oct

Total Lifts: 4

1
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

6660'
Summit
1411'
Vertical Drop
5249'
Base

Important Dates

July 02, 20222022/07/02
Projected Opening
September 26, 20222022/09/26
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
22
Years Open
100"
Average Snowfall
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