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Ohau Snow Fields

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Resort Guide

Ohau Snow Fields, New Zealand

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length2km1 miles
Highest Lift1,825m5,988ft
Resort Height1,425m4,675ft
 Nearest AirportsWanaka and Timaru
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Ohau Snow Fields

Esrtablished in 1947, Ohau has been a commercial field since 1953. It offers great skiing in an East facing valley where reliable powder snow falls are groomed on beginner slopes and main trails. Although there are only three surface lifts, they include New Zealand's longest T Bar. No snow making but receives an average of 3 metres of snow per season.

Summary

The New Zealand ski resort of Ohau Snow Fields is in the New Zealand Alps at an altitude of 1,425m4,675ft, with 2km1 miles of marked runs.

Ohau Snow Fields has direct access to 2km1 miles of downhill skiing, with 6 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ohau Snow Fields?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 20 September, with around 72cm28in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 
Downhill
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
3

Altitudes

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,825m5,988ft
Lowest Piste1,425m4,675ft
Resort Altitude (Ohau Snow Fields)1,425m4,675ft
Max Vertical400m1,312ft

Ohau Snow Fields Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Ohau Snow Fields is 2km1 miles long.

Snowboarding

Great natural snowboarding terrain.

Location and Map

Where is Ohau Snow Fields?

This ski resort is in the New Zealand Alps in Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ohau Snow Fields is Wanaka, 104 minutes drive away.

Timaru and Queenstown airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Ohau Snow Fields open?

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

Usual opening is Late June, and usual closing is Early October.

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 Ohau Snow Fields, 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 Ohau Snow Fields Tourist Office for the latest.

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