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Ohau Snow Fields

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Resort Guide

Ohau Snow Fields, New Zealand

Ohau Snow Fields 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.

Ohau Snow Fields 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 in Ohau Snow Fields

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Ohau Snow Fields Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Ohau Snow Fields?

The next notable snow forecast for Ohau Snow Fields is 2cm1in, expected on 23 September, with around 36cm14in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Ohau Snow Fields

Ski Area Stats

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Ohau Snow Fields
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Ohau Snow Fields Altitudes

Ohau Snow Fields Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Ohau Snow Fields
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 in Ohau Snow Fields

Great natural snowboarding terrain.

Location and Map

Where is Ohau Snow Fields?

Ohau Snow Fields is in the New Zealand Alps in Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

Map of Ohau Snow Fields

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How to get to Ohau Snow Fields

 By Air

The nearest airports to Ohau Snow Fields are Wanaka, Timaru and Queenstown, all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts of Ohau Snow Fields are able to uplift 700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Ohau Snow Fields Season Dates

When is Ohau Snow Fields open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Ohau Snow Fields.

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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Ohau Snow Fields.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Ohau Snow Fields, but they may include any or all of the following :-

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

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