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Related Regions: New Zealand, Canterbury, Oceania, Southern Hemisphere

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.

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Elevation

  • 6660ft
    Summit
  • 1411ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5249ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 3
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    25%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    14

  • Skiable Terrain

    988 ac

More Info

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. 

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

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing07/06/201909/22/2019
  • Years Open
    18
  • Average Snowfall
    100"

Best Mt. Dobson Ski Area Hotels

Main Entrance
95-99 King Street Timaru,
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Exterior
Cnr Main Highway & Wai-iti Rd Timaru, 7910
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Anchor Motel
42 Evans Street Timaru, 7910
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Mt. Dobson Ski Area Reviews

Eric
9th May 20185
Dobbo is one of my favourite ski resorts in NZ. Very rare to get lift queues (even in the weekend). Super cheap...Full review
Phillip Ward-Smith
30th May 20144
great all round field, something for everyone and great place for family as from car park can view most of field.Full review
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Contact Info

  • Mt. Dobson Ski Area

    30 Alloway Street

    Fairlie

    New Zealand


    Phone: 64-03-685-8039

    mtdobson@xtra.co.nz

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