Mt Dobson Ski Field

State Highway 8 Farlie 7925 New Zealand
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Mt Dobson Ski Field is a small ski field located in the South Island of New Zealand located about 2.5 hours from Christchurch and 2 hours from Methven. With 14 trails on 988 acres and a vertical drop of 1,361 feet, this is not a large mountain. Mt Dobson Ski Field is appealing for beginners and intermediates looking for a friendly and uncrowded place that is not too expensive. Advanced skiers can find some off-piste skiing and some spectacular views across the Tekapo and Pukaki Lakes, Mt Cook, and Mt Tasman.

Mt Dobson Ski Field

The trails at Mt Dobson Ski Field are wide open since it sits on a treeless bowl. There is a natural half pipe and steeper terrain towards the top of the mountain. Mt Dobson Ski Field features a chair lift, a T-bar, pomma, and a beginner's ski tow. One thing to note is that conditions are varied due to its location near the edge of the mountain range and will often close due to visibility, rain, or high winds. Be sure to check the conditions before heading to the hill.

There is no accommodation at Mt Dobson Ski Field, and visitors should look to go to the nearby Fairlie or the village of Tekapo. Tekapo is a little further away but has more to offer for accommodations. Mt Dobson Ski Field has basic facilities including a small cafe, a rental shop, and good ski school.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 6860

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 5499

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 25

Total Runs

Total Runs: 14


Intermediate: 50

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 988


Advanced: 25

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 0


Expert: 0

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No

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