Pros: Decent road, crowd free and a reasonable variety of runs
Cons: A bit run down
If other ski fields close by are considered a bit busy or too tame, most turn to Dobson. It's never been crowded when we have been and I don't think I have ever queued long to get on a lift. There is a decent number and variety of runs, although it can be a bit icy, especially on the learners slope and first thing in the morning. It's a pretty high field so sometimes that is fantastic and means it sits above the clouds, alternatively it means it can get smacked by the wind and loose more snow than most.
It's a basic field, with some friendly staff, although the lifties seemed rather apathetic, probably because there wasn't too much to do. Also the last time we went while the T-bar was going shortly after 9:00, then lift didn't open till quite a bit after 10:00. The bathroom facilities are relatively new and decent, but the workshop, hire and ticket office are containers on blocks, and there isn't a cafe as such just some benches in the ticket office (container) where you can buy the basics like drinks, pies, chocolate, etc. There is some outdoor seating, but most people self cater and some bring their own seating that they perch on the edge of the car park.
If you are in the neighborhood and like the slopes to yourselves it's worth a visit, because the skiing can be decent, but I wouldn't put it on my must do list.