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Mount Dobson Ski Area

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Address: 30 Alloway Street, Fairlie, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 685 8039
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Ski your heart out

Awesome field good facilities with nice views over the top looking down on Lake Tekapo. Also check out nearby Aoraki Cottage Farm Stay who have cabins and back packers bunkrooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2014
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Geraldine Village
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Awesome field good facilities with nice views over the top looking down on Lake Tekapo. Also check out nearby Aoraki Cottage Farm Stay who have cabins and back packers bunkrooms to stay at.

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Cleveland, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was my first time snowboarding and it was a really great place to start. The bunny hill is a good size and consessions are good with some nice warm coffee and booze if you need to just relax for a bit. The staff were all very friendly and you won't get a nicer drive on the way there. Staying... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Amazing skiing and amazing lessons available I took a private lesson and was the best money ever spent fab time up there defiantly worth the travel

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Lake Tekapo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Friendly, not too crowded, no lift queues, great skiing off and on piste. Great place for kids to learn on sunny beginner and intermediate slopes, but also good for advanced skiers.

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New Zeland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Mt Dobson boasts one of the true best catchments of powder snow in the south Canterbury region, and August / September is the month to go check it out -we went from staying in Timaru, an hours drive to the carpark. We couldn't make it on the Saturday and went to Roundhill, but Sunday Mt.Dobson was THE place to be.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great little club field. Access road can ice up as part of it is in the shade. Not too big and it doesn't get overly crowded. Not to expensive. If there is fresh snow around then I would head here.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Dobson is great, we've made the long trip down there several times to ski, and have always loved it. The access road is mostly OK, on a par with most, and better than many, and is always very well groomed. The base buildings are a jumble of huts, but we are not there to sit inside, we are there to... More 

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timaru
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

fabulous - sunny, affordable and very friendly ski field

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We drove up to look, but did not ski....purely to acquaint ourselves. There are good slopes and runs, with a triple chair and a pommel. A platter for the beginners. Few people using the field, and there were quite a few rocks starting to show. I was very impressed with the access road...altho very narrow, it is well cared for... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

If you want to AVOID a crowded, expensive, skiing or snow boarding experience, then you MUST try Mount Dobson! We have been three times and it's terrific. It's a 20 minute drive from Fairlie, which is on the way to Lake Tekapo. You may not need chains on your car and you might be able to park METRES from the... More 

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