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Great uncrowded skiing

Fantastic day skiing the uncrowded, friendly slopes of Mt Dobson. Plenty of variety of runs for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
I love this place!

Mt Dobson is one of the most enjoyable skifields I have visited in NZ. The runs are lovely and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand
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30 Alloway Street, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic day skiing the uncrowded, friendly slopes of Mt Dobson. Plenty of variety of runs for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiiers both on the T-Bar and under the long chairlift. Had a great day and wish we could go back. Thanks also to the staff...More

Thank toscanunan
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Mt Dobson is one of the most enjoyable skifields I have visited in NZ. The runs are lovely and wide, there are no queues, and it's not crowded at all. Unlike the big commercial skifields, there isn't a big fancy restaurant, or any of the...More

Thank JessFree
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Mid week and Bluebird day so just perfect with no queues. We decided to go to Mt Dobson as they had a Ladies Half Price day so great value. Chairlift and T-bar lifts with 24cm new snow so couldn't ask for more. Base facilities could...More

1  Thank KiwiwithKids
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Best day skiing in New Zealand. Absolute bluebird of a day, snow was dry powdery goodness. Natural half-pipe under the chair is great. To give an idea how uncrowded this place is. We parked in the "secondary" car park, basically in the last available spot....More

Thank Pixel2016
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely big ski field never feels busy even though both car parks are full. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Lessons are good.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Easy road access, close to town, plenty of space. Skiing and boarding great at all levels. Cruising the piste, hopping the powder or racing down the hard packed trails, it had it all.

Thank john a
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This field offers good skiing with a chairlift to rest your legs. The runs are interesting and the slopes on the whole empty. The facilities are basic but adequate. The drive up is narrow in places and not for the faint hearted. I got used...More

Thank Scribo
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Head for the highest car park in the southern hemisphere and enjoy your day on this family friendly ski field.Pick up your gear in Fairlie and head on up.

1  Thank almo334
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is the only ski field we have ever been to in New Zealand where you get to experience uncrowded slopes like you do in the USA and Canada, there is not the constant fear of being taken out by someone else. The lift queues...More

1  Thank Kilmore_12
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent Saturday Sept 3rd at Mt Dobson and used the mountain shuttle to get up & down the bumpy, gravel road that wasn't at all snowy, this service was convenient - see Mt Dobson ski area page of Metservice website for contact details. It...More

1  Thank Laura P
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