Mt Dobson

Snowboard Guide rating 4 out of 10 “Basic and dull, but a beginners paradise.”

Freeriding

50%

No trees but some off-piste

Freestyle

40%

No park but natutal halfpipe

Pistes

45%

Fairly short pistes

Mountain stats

Top lift:2030m
Vertical drop:415m
Bottom lift:1600m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts   1 learner rope

400hect/14km of pistes

Easy
25%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
25%
Total Pistes:14
Longest Piste:1.26miles (1.5km)

Mount Dobson is a small commercial resort located in the Southern Canterbury region of the country on the South Island. With a mere nine miles or so of rideable marked piste, Dobson boasts at having the largest beginners slopes in New Zealand. Whatever the merits of such a claim are, Mt Dobson is a laid back place and has far less hassle about it compared to some of the bigger commercial resorts. The slopes here attract family groups and those out for a simple afternoons sliding around. Even though lift prices are a lot cheaper than other resorts, the slopes are not over populated with budget minded skiers. The terrain sweeps around a main face offering a mixture of very easy gentle slopes and a number of short fast tracks which are all serviced by drag lifts.

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World Ranking

19th

Overall in Australasia

  • #14 best freeride
  • #17 best freestyle
  • #12 best piste riding

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