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“Perfect day, perfect snow”

Mount Dobson Ski Area
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Fairlie
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Station de ski Mt Dobson Nouvel Zealand Le plaisir de la glisse avec et des grands espaces. Une station magique à dimension humaine...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Cleveland, Georgia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect day, perfect snow”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

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 in lake tekapo was a real treat.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing ”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

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
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“Super non-commercialised ski area”
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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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Skiing the south Canterbury P O W D E R snow...........”
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. Even in my non rocker skis, which are carvers, but not fat powder skis, I was floating over the tops of the snow and enjoying some of the best powder snow ever experienced not in the Wanaka region.
Mt Dobson, is a friendly and easily accessible field, that can host a number of people, and still one does not end up in a queue. The runs are a mix of easy to challenging and fantastic gullies, and easy for ski touring off the top lift and along the ridges. The lifties are friendly, as are the staff in the little cafe- food is easily ordered as the menu is small, but it works well, easy also to take a cooler bag with your own lunch, and a thermos and sit in the sun, the view is a stunner. Highly recommend. I will be back next season with my new powder skis, my friends and cannot wait!

Visited August 2012
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“Good when there is fresh snow”
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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