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Mount Dobson

Mount Dobson Ski Resort Guide

Mount Dobson, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift6,713ft
Resort Height5,551ft
 Nearest AirportsWoodbourne and Timaru
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Mount Dobson

Ski Dobson has New Zealand's largest nursery/intermediate slope and there is a daily shuttle bus from nearby Fairlie. The lifts are reached by a good road to the base at New Zealand's highest car park. First rate and friendly with excellent base lodge facilities.

Summary

The New Zealand ski resort of Mount Dobson is at an altitude of 5,551ft.

Mount Dobson has direct access to 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,551ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 6,713ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Dobson?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 2 October, with around 1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Mount Dobson Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
4

Altitudes

Mount Dobson Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,713ft
Lowest Trail5,659ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Dobson)5,551ft
Max Vertical1,161ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Dobson
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Snowboarding

There's a natural half pipe in West Valley.

Location and Map

Where is Mount Dobson?

This ski resort is in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Dobson is Woodbourne, 25 minutes drive away.

Timaru, Nelson, Christchurch and Wanaka airports are all within three hours drive.

Woodbourne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 2,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Mount Dobson open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

 Open.

Usual opening is Start July, and usual closing is Early Oct.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Dobson, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mount Dobson Tourist Office for the latest.

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