Sunshine, dry powder & slopes for all grades
Famous for all-day sunshine, wide open uncrowded runs and relaxed Kiwi atmosphere, Mount Dobson offers some of the best skiing and boarding. From NZ’s largest learner/intermediate area to advanced runs with miles of untracked powder, there is skiing and boarding for all levels. The three-kilometre wide basin boasts 14 separate runs and is accessible from the Triple Chair, T-Bar and Platter. The huge natural half-pipe is a favourite with boarders. Mount Dobson is renowned for dry powder and great views – it has the highest base facilities in New Zealand (1,725 metres). Back by popular demand for 2012, the beginner rope tow is free!
RATINGS Beginner 25%, Intermediate 50%, Advanced 25%
HIGHEST POINT 2,110 m
VERTICAL 415 m
SKIABLE AREA 400 ha
LIFT PASS Adult $72, Student $56, Youth $43, Child $28
SEASON PASS From July: Adult $540, Student $440, Youth $380, Child $290; buy earlier and save money (see web)
LIFTS 1 triple chairlift, 1 T-bar, 1 platter, 1 rope tow
ON-FIELD SKI/SNOWBOARD HIRE 350 sets, 50 boards
EXTRAS Ski school, canteen
[Brown Bear tip] Mates Rates on Mondays give you two lift passes for the price of one, on Tuesdays ladies ski all day for half-day rates, and on your birthday you’ll ski for free! Buddy Pass: five-day lift pass for $50, just bring a mate paying standard rates.