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
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(7 Day Forecast)
Mount Aspiring45 cm
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Treble Cone31 cm
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Ohau19 cm
Hanmer Springs18 cm
Last updated - 5 hours ago
Mount Dobson On Twitter
  • mtdobson: The Aoraki Secondary School Ski Champs have been postponed until next Sunday due to poor visibility. 16 hrs ago
  • mtdobson: Open - clear and calm. Come on up! 1 day ago
  • mtdobson: I posted a new video to Facebook 2 days ago
  • mtdobson: Sorry closed today. Gale force winds. 3 days ago
  • mtdobson: Open fresh pow! 4 days ago
  • mtdobson: Powder, パウダー, 粉末, puehu, pulver, polvere, poudre ...... whatever language you speak or prefer it all translates... 5 days ago
  • mtdobson: Closed today for the big dig out. Get your powder boards ready for tomorrow team!! 5 days ago
  • mtdobson: Ok whoever has control of the snow switch, can they please turn it to the off position!! We have quite enough!!... 6 days ago
  • mtdobson: Closed today due to heavy snow and whiteout conditions. 30 cm's of new snow overnight and still snowing heavily. 6 days ago
  • mtdobson: We've had to close today as we now have blizzard conditions. 7 days ago
  • mtdobson: On hold at present for road clearing after the winds. Update at 8am. 7 days ago
  • mtdobson: Sorry guys we have to close today due to the gale force winds. Hopefully tomorrow! Tekapo Springs and some retail therapy!! 8 days ago
  • mtdobson: On hold due to wind and some drifting snow on the access road. Update at 8am. 8 days ago
  • mtdobson: Open today with a dusting of new snow. 9 days ago
  • mtdobson: Back office and front office! 10 days ago
  • mtdobson: Open today. High broken cloud, light winds and soft snow. 10 days ago
  • mtdobson: Closed today due to the poor weather and high winds. 11 days ago
  • mtdobson: I posted a new video to Facebook 12 days ago
  • mtdobson: Please note MetService New Zealand is not working this morning. We are very much open! Thanks 12 days ago
  • mtdobson: Open today. Some scattered high cloud. Great snow and little wind. 12 days ago