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Mount Dobson has the largest learners/intermediate area in NZ with the longest Platter lift, making it ideal for beginners to enjoy learning in a pleasant relaxed environment with plenty of room and few crowds. Our Triple chair up the West Valley and advanced runs will provide the more experienced skiers and boarders plenty of variety and challenge. The addition of snowmaking machines should lengthen our season this year, and we invite you to take advantage of this.

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Snow Resort Stats



Elevation Top 2110m
Elevation Bottom 1725m
Vertical Drop 420
Skiable Terrain 400ha
Longest Run
Beginner 25%%
Intermediate 50%%
Advanced 25%%
Total Number of Trails 14



Total 4
Highest Lifted Point 2030m 6600ft
Gondolas & Trams N
High Speed Sixes
High Speed Quads N
Quad Chairs N
Triple Chairs 1
Double Chairs N
Surface Lifts 3
Uphill Capacity 4000 people/hour

Snow Making

Snow Making
Total Number of Guns
Annual Average Snowfall 1.5m

Terrain Parks

Terrain Park

Total 0
Half Pipes 0
Half Pipe Size
Total Terrain Park Area Size

Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Canterbury
Address: Mount Dobson Ski Area

30 Alloway Street


New Zealand
Phone: \+64 3 685 8039
Nearest Town: Fairlie
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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  • mtdobson: Sorry team it's super windy today so we are closed. Unfortunately the Mackenzie Invitational ski race is cancelled. 142 days ago
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  • mtdobson: The Mackenzie Invitational ski champs are on hold due to strong winds and some lightning in the area. Update at 6.45am. 145 days ago
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