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Mount Dobson Resort Guide

The Mount Dobson resort guide summary is: Mount Dobson has 4 lifts within its 323 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 415m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 14 trail at Mount Dobson.


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Mount Dobson Resort Guide

The Mount Dobson resort guide summary is: Mount Dobson has 4 lifts within its 323 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 415m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 14 trail at Mount Dobson.

Vertical:

Top: 2110m
Arrow
415m
Bot: 1695m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

14
25%
50%
25%

Hectares of Ski:

323
Snowmaking: Yes

Mount Dobson Lifts:

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Total lifts = 4
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Visiting Mount Dobson

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Dobson.

  • Season opens
    3 Jul 2020
  • Season closes
    4 Oct 2020
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    — | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Timaru
  • Nearest Train Station
    Timaru
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +64 3 685 8039

Mount Dobson Features

The terrain at Mount Dobson includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Mount Dobson resort?

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.


Explore Mount Dobson Location Map

Interactive Mount Dobson trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Mount Dobson?

AugustAverage: 2.7 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Mount Dobson is week 2 of August. There are typically 2.7 snowy days during this week with 29cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Dobson Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Mount Dobson

Overall: 2.7 Based on 8 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.2
  • Variety of pistes 3.1
  • Off-piste 3.1
  • Scenery 3.9
  • Apres-Ski 1.6
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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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