Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 5988ft
    Summit
  • 1312ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4675ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    20%

  • Intermediate Runs

    50%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    15

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Skiable Terrain

    1483 ac

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Overview

Ohau Snow Fields is a small family run ski field located on New Zealand’s South Island. Tucked away in the Mackenzie High Country, Ohau Snow Fields offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Ohau from the Ohau Range on the Main Divide.

The Ohau Snow field has great terrain for all skill levels from beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Beginners will find wide open runs while the more advanced rider can hike to more challenging terrain for un-touched powder runs and amazing views.

A 20 minute drive from Lake Ohau Lodge to the snowfields. Most visitors drive their own vehicles but occasionally chains might be needed. There is also a bus that leaves the lodge in the morning and returns in the evening.


Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing06/27/202010/04/2020
  • Years Open
    20

More Info

Ohau Snow Field is contained within a steep valley and has lots of terrain features to explore. Most of the advanced terrain is an easy traverse along the valley walls. Take the high traverse and take Tom’s Drop or Escalator for some excellent off-piste steep terrain.

Beginners can access wide open terrain on “The Boulevard" or alternatively find the beginners area with its own dedicated lift. Ohau is also known to be a great family resort with a warm inviting atmosphere and affordable ski packages.

Ohau Snow Fields provides ski patrol, cafe, ski hire, and lessons. Shuttle bus from the lodge to the ski area is also available.  Check out the Lake Ohau Day Lodge after your day on the slopes for après and a hot spa to relax at. 

Ohau Snow Fields Reviews

Angela
1st April 20105
Ohau means 'Place of Wind' in Maori. It can get windy but it compensates in many other ways. Ohau is a small...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Ohau Snow Fields

    P.O. Box 51

    Twizel

    New Zealand


    Phone: 64-03-438-9885

    ohau@ohau.co.nz

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation