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Mt Dobson Ski Area


03 685 8039

Suitable for Ages

  • Families

Mt Dobson is 2½ hours drive from Christchurch, 11km west of the beautiful rural town of Fairlie and 18km east of Lake Tekapo.

The 40 minute drive from Lake Tekapo is considered one of the best alpine roads in New Zealand.

Mt Dobson caters for all levels of skiers and boarders with 400ha of skiable terrain - 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. Terrain ranges from the largest learning slope in southern New Zealand through to challenging off-piste powder runs, a powder basin and a natural half pipe for the more advanced.

An international team of qualified instructors is on hand to help those keen to improve their skills.

On-mountain facilities include a full range of rental gear, a café and plenty of parking. Mountain transport shuttles will run on the weekends from Binney’s Café at the Fairlie Museum, and will possibly extend to weekdays, depending on demand.

Daily snow reports are available on, as well as details about special beginners’ and multi-day packages.

Mt Dobson Ski Area is open late June to early October.
Lifts operate from 9am to 4pm daily during the ski season.

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Map showing Mt Dobson Ski Area

Fairlie Tekapo Rd, Fairlie