Basic and dull, but a beginners paradise.
No trees but some off-piste
No park but natutal halfpipe
Fairly short pistes
Lift count : 1 x Chairlifts 2 x Drag-lifts Other lifts 1 learner rope
Pass (Low/High Season) :
Mt Dobson / Photo: Mt Dobson
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.