Mount Dobson

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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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Next Snow
ResortSnow Forecasted
(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Cook148 cm
Mount Aspiring144 cm
Mount Baw Baw36 cm
Lake Mountain Resort31 cm
Fernie25 cm
Steamboat23 cm
Vail21 cm
Aspen Mountain19 cm
Whistler18 cm
Breckenridge16 cm
Last updated - 10 hours ago
Mount Dobson On Twitter
  • mtdobson: Its all happening at Dobo this season, Watch this space! 393 days ago
  • mtdobson: 2013 early bird season passes now on sale! 1603 days ago
  • mtdobson: Many thanks to those who came up to enjoy the great snow we had this year and we hope to see you all again next season. 1662 days ago
  • mtdobson: Don't believe the season, we have WINTER snow conditions! 1680 days ago
  • mtdobson: OPEN today and the Dobson Dash multisport event is ON! 1685 days ago
  • mtdobson: GrabOne vouchers can now be used right through until closing day in October - Tell all your friends! 1690 days ago
  • mtdobson: OPEN today - wind's much lighter than forecast so should be a great day! :) 1705 days ago
  • mtdobson: Check out the primo day we have on the mountain! 1725 days ago
  • mtdobson: The weather forecast is for more snow! Looking good for Sunday tho! 1729 days ago
  • mtdobson: We have 130cm of snow on the mountain! 1730 days ago
  • mtdobson: Woo hoo have 110cm of snow on the mountain and still counting!!!!! 1731 days ago
  • mtdobson: We have 60cm of snow and its still snowing. Metservice have predicted 184cm for us. Bring it on! 1731 days ago
  • mtdobson: Yay we got snow last night! Will keep you posted on when we will re open! 1736 days ago
  • mtdobson: Check out where to stay in Fairlie for your next ski weekend 1737 days ago
  • mtdobson: When the snow comes and we get back into it keep in mind our 2012 specials 1738 days ago
  • mtdobson: Looks like some snow could be on the cards at last! 1739 days ago
  • mtdobson: We are still waiting on more snow to get up and running again 1743 days ago
  • mtdobson: Mt Dobson is on hold until we get another snow fall. We will keep you posted. 1745 days ago
  • mtdobson: Mt Dobson is closed today. We hope to see you on the mountain tomorrow 1746 days ago
  • mtdobson: Mt Dobson is closed today due to wind. Check our snow report tomorrow 1749 days ago