Visiting Mount Dobson
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mount Dobson.
- Season opens2 Jul 2021
- Season closes26 Sep 2021
- 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::
- Terrain Parks—
- 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.
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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.
Mount Dobson Live Weather
|Resort||Snow Depth||Temp. (°C)||Wind (km/h)||Weather|
|Top Lift:||1.2 m|
|Bottom Lift:||0.7 m|
When's the snowiest month to visit Mount Dobson?
What's the snow currently like in Mount Dobson?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Mount Dobson. View more information on the Mount Dobson detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionPacked powder or groomed snow
- Off-piste Condition—
|Upper snow depth:||122 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||70 cm|
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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