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Ohau Snow Fields

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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

The ski area 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.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Ohau Snow Fields.

Notable Ski Runs

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ohau Snow Fields?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm2in, expected on 28 July, with around 18cm7in 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
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

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

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S

Ohau Snow Fields has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Location and Map

Where is Ohau Snow Fields?

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


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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.


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.

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