Pros: Great terrain if you hike a little, quiet, friendly atmosphere,great lodge
Cons: Slow chairlift, variable snow
Ohau is the perfect stop over if you are on your way to Queenstown from Christchurch or vice versa. It has tremendous views and offers some great skiing especially if you put a little effort in and hike to the top ridge,about 20 minutes. The Lodge at the bottom of the hill is a lot of fun and the mountain rarely gets crowded. If you can find a local to take you through Hemi's bowl then you are in luck, on its day one of the best runs in New Zealand, and well worth the hike.