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Mount Dobson Reviews


Pretty basic, but crowd free ski field


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...
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Kiwiski Andrew

Worth a day visit


Pros: Compact ski area suitable for families

Cons: Terrain isn't that exciting with short runs

What I remembermost about Mt Dobson apart from the long road is the chair lift that felt like it took you across the mountain rather than up! Apart from this Dobson is a fun little area. It pretty short runs in general but you can get some quick laps in. It never really gets super busy. It is a good stop off point if you are driving from Queestown to Chch or vice versa but I wouldn't spend a week here. It has a good beginner slope so suited to families however.