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Ohau Resort Guide

The Ohau resort guide summary is: Ohau has 3 lifts within its 101 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 400m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Ohau Resort Guide

The Ohau resort guide summary is: Ohau has 3 lifts within its 101 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 400m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1825m
Arrow
400m
Bot: 1425m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

20%
50%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

101
Snowmaking: Yes

Ohau Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon1
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 3
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Visiting Ohau

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Ohau.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Dunedin
  • Nearest Train Station
    Timaru
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +64 3 4389885

Ohau Features

The terrain at Ohau includes:

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    0
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Ohau resort?

Ohau, in New Zealand, is a very small ski resort with just three ski lifts (1 chair lift, 2 surface lifts) but it does boast a respectable 400 metres (1312 feet) of vertical descent. Ohau has 250 acres of terrain. Ohau is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Ohau. There are snowmaking facilities at Ohau. The nearest airport is at Dunedin and the nearest train station to Ohau is at Timaru. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Ohau.


Explore Ohau Location Map

Interactive Ohau 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 Ohau?

MayAverage: 2.9 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Ohau is week 4 of May. There are typically 2.9 snowy days during this week with 23cm of snowfall. Check out the Ohau Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Ohau

Overall: 3.7 Based on 8 votes and 3 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.1
  • Variety of pistes 3.9
  • Off-piste 4.5
  • Scenery 4.6
  • Apres-Ski 2.9
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Chris Barnett from Australia writes:

I just returned from an epic skiing adventure from Ohau 17/08/2008 - 20/08/2008. I agree with the previous reviews. This place packs a "wicked" punch and defiantly punches above it's weight for both terrain and atmosphere. First of all, the view from the ski field over lake Ohau has to be seen in person to be believed, and some photo's although look awesome, just are not as good as the real thing! The Staff on the Mountain and Ohau lodge are excellent, and in my mind should be retained. The day lodge up on the mountain makes an excellent coffee, and provides plenty of refreshment after all the walking up to Sutton’s peak. The groomed runs first thing in the morning are a great way to warm up the legs. What terrain in bounds not to mention all the Off Piste walking! Some in our group managed 800 vertical meters from the top of Sutton's to the digger on one of the bends in the road coming up the Mountain! Not bad for such a little ski field!!!!

The Ohau Lodge at the base of the drive up to the ski area, was a beautiful place to stay, It had a rustic old world charm with modern day creature comforts, once again the hiring policy has to be recommended (Yay for the English Girls, very pleasant on the eyes indeed), the food was much better than I would of imagined and the rooms were very warm and comfortable. What a pleasure to wake up to some of the best views in the world!!!! I’m bringing my kids next time!

One of New Zealand’s best kept secrets and I hope it stays that way!!!!

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