Mount Dobson Ski Area

Famous for its all day sunshine, wide open uncrowded runs and friendly kiwi atmosphere, Mt Dobson is the ultimate skiing and boarding destination. This family owned and operated field is located on State Highway 8, the main tourist route between Christchurch and Queenstown. The gentle access road leads to a three kilometer wide basin, boasting 14 separate runs. The largest learner and intermediate area in New Zealand, huge natural halfpipe and miles of fresh untracked snow make for great skiing and boarding for all skill levels. The rolling natural terrain is easily accessed by the platter, T-Bar and Triple Chair. With a ski school, gear/clothing rental and cafe Dobson has everything you need for a great day on the mountain.

Opening Hours

Business hours
    9am - 4pm
Months of operation
    Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Proximity to airport:
    2.5 hours from Christchurch International Airport
    Proximity to town:
    26 km / 30 minutes from Fairlie to skifield carpark

Pricing & Conditions

Mates Rates Mondays- 2 for 1 Mondays. bring a friend and get 2 lift tickets for the price of one(excluding school holidays) Chicks on Tuesdays- Every Tuesday ladies ski all day for hlaf day rates (excludes school holidays) Birthday Bonus- Visit us on your birthday and your lift pass is free. Free Beginner Rope Tow- No charge for using the rope tow on the beginner slope