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Mount Dobson Ski Resort Guide

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Dobson at  m altitude issued: 11 am20 Sep 2017 (local time)
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Mount Dobson Ski Resort Guide

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Mount Dobson Ski Resort Guide

Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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Back Bowl, Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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West Ridge, far side, Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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Fresh snow, Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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Tekapo from Dobson West RIdge, Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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Fresh snow day at Dobson, Mount Dobson photo

Mount Dobson

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Slope Stats

  • 2110m

  • 415m

  • 1695m

  • Acres of ski:800
  • Pistes:14
  • Snowmaking:Yes
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner25%
  • intermediate50%
  • advanced25%

With regular snowfalls on its peaks and across the wide open slopes, Mount Dobson offers a fun skiing and snowboarding experience for everyone. From the well groomed slopes for the beginners and intermediates through to the soft and smooth powder that will test the best, Mount Dobson offers a challenge for all levels of skiers and boarders. Just off the Christchurch to Queenstown highway, 11km from Fairlie and 18km from Tekapo, Mount Dobson is a short 40min drive. There is a smooth mountain road which is one of the easiest alpine roads in the country. Plenty of parking is available. There is a small cafeteria with a range of hot food and good coffee. There are two snow making machines at Mount Dobson. Accommodation is nearby in Fairlie.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Timaru
  • Nearest Train Station:Timaru
  • Tourist Office Phone:+64 3 685 8039
  • Tourist Office Website:www.mtdobson.co.nz/
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
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Lifts

  • Season opens:7 Jul 2017
  • Season closes:24 Sep 2017
  • Lifts:4 (1 chair lift, 3 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:18 Sep
  • Last Snowfall:18 September 2017
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    206
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    132
    cm
  • Piste:Fresh
  • Off-piste:Fresh

Today’s Weather (1902 m)view full snow forecast

AM
partly cloudy
10 N10
0 °CF-Level
1900m
PM
snow showers
10 NNE10
1 °CF-Level
2000m
night
snow showers
15 NE15
0 °CF-Level
1800m

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Visitor Reviews of Mount Dobson

Kirk from New Zealand writes:

Spent two days here in 2010. Absolutely amazing, first day was clear, no wind and 40cm of fresh snow. There were no lift lines, few people and fresh tracks to be had all over the mountain. Second day was the same story, bad weather had dumped rain on the other Canterbury fields while Dobson, being a bit higher, again had fresh snow. Lifts are slow and base area is very basic, but personally I would rather have fresh tracks, few people on the field and no lift lines over a pretty cafe, crowds and fast lifts.

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