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Mount Dobson Ski Resort

Mount Dobson Resort Guide

Mount Dobson, New Zealand

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Mount Dobson Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,046m6,713ft
Resort Height1,692m5,551ft
 Nearest AirportsWoodbourne and Timaru
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Mount Dobson at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Mount Dobson?

The next notable snow forecast for Mount Dobson is 20cm8in, expected on 20 August, with around 43cm17in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Mount Dobson Facts, Stats and Ratings

Mount Dobson Rated

Ratings for Mount Dobson
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Mount Dobson?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Mount Dobson
Highest Lift2,046m6,713ft
Lowest Piste1,725m5,659ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Dobson)1,692m5,551ft
Max Vertical354m1,161ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Mount Dobson Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Mount Dobson
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Mount Dobson Summary

The New Zealand Ski Resort of Mount Dobson has direct access to 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,692m5,551ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,046m6,713ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Mount Dobson - On the Mountain

Skiing in Mount Dobson

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

Snowboarding in Mount Dobson

There's a natural half pipe in West Valley.

When is Mount Dobson open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Mount Dobson.


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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Mount Dobson.

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Mount Dobson?

Mount Dobson is in Marlborough, New Zealand.

How can I get to Mount Dobson?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Mount Dobson are Woodbourne, Timaru and Nelson. There are five airports within three hours drive. Woodbourne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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