Skiing the Mackenzie

Base yourself in Tekapo and you can be on the slopes of one of the Mackenzie's 3 ski fields within an hour of your holiday home!

Roundhill Ski Area 

The perfect family ski area, Roundhill is a 32km lakeside drive from Tekapo Village to the base lodge where you’ll find slope side parking, stunning views and all day sun.  For the extreme adventure seekers, Roundhill also boasts the longest and steepest rope tow in the world and biggest vertical drop in Australasia. Cafe, ski school & hire, and the alpine bar with the best view in the country - the 'Von Brown Hut', with views across to Mount Cook. The season runs from early July until mid-September. 

Opening: 2 July 2021


Mt. Dobson Ski Area

Ski and ride at Mt Dobson for natural dry powder snow, trails for all abilities and a huge learners area with all day sun and wide open uncrowded runs. On the mountain there is a full range of facilities. With a cafe, equipment and clothing rental and a Snow School with a team of international instructors who are passionate about skiing and boarding. Just 43 kms from Tekapo village.

Opening: 2 July 2021


Ohau Snow Fields

An hour to the south, overlooking the stunning Lake Ohau, this smaller field has a lot to offer with terrain for all abilities. It's known for it's easily accessible side country.  Chair lift, platter slope and beginners magic carpet.   The season generally runs from late June until end September.

Opening: 3 July 2021


For more inspiration, check out this fantastic write-up on skiing in the Mackenzie on SnowNZ!

"Lovely, comfortable home with plenty of household equipment. Great patio with barbecue. Beautiful bushland setting. Very short walk to Good Shepherd Church. 5 minutes walk to Lake Tekapo cafes."

Bush House, Ann (Australia), February 2018