Ohau

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Good overall resort especially after a fresh dump of snow”

Freeriding

70%

no trees but some good off-piste

Freestyle

50%

some rock drops

Pistes

50%

a couple of fast runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:1825m
Vertical drop:400m
Bottom lift:1425m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Chairlifts   1 x Drag-lifts   1 magic carpet

Ride area 600 hectares

Easy
20%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:11
Longest Piste:1.2miles (1.9km)

 

Some would say that you haven't truly snowboarded in New Zealand until you have spent a day at Ohau Ski Area and a night at the Ohau Lodge. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, about half way between Queenstown and Christchurch, most people make the mistake of only visiting Ohau for a day en-route between other resorts. The views alone here are amazing with Mount Cook, NZ's highest mountain, in sight all around the area.

This internationally renowned snowboarders resort offers some excellent riding for all levels on amazingly crowd free slopes with a fair share of good powder days. Riders come here because they know that this place cuts it, without any hype of bull shit, just a damn fine mountain that will please hardcore freeriders with a good choice of steeps.

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World Ranking

6th

Overall in Australasia

  • #9 best freeride
  • #12 best freestyle
  • #11 best piste riding

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