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42km south of Twizel on Highway 8 is the turn off to Lake Ohau. From the turn off there is a 20km sealed road to, and around the lake to the ski field access road. The alpine road is a 10km unsealed road to the car park. The Lake Ohau Lodge at the base of the access road, on the shores of Lake Ohau is well worth a stay. It is a great stop over half way between Christchurch and Queenstown.


The beginners area and the Boulevard, which runs the length of the field, supply beginners with ample terrain on an otherwise steeper field. The vertical rise on the chairlift is 345 m and the length 920 m. It gives access to a variety of terrain from wide open intermediate slopes to extreme shutes.

Nearest Town Twizel
Distance (km) 42
Nearest Airport Queenstown
Distance (km) 211
Annual Snow Fall (m)  
Season Opens Early July
Season Closes Mid October
Skiable Area (Hectares)  
Total Number of Lifts 3
Base Altitude (m) 1400
Highest Altitude (m) 1825
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 30%
Chairlifts 1
T-Bars 0
Platters 1
Rope Tows 1
Ski School Yes
Ski Hire Yes
Chain Hire No
Groomers Yes
Half Pipe No
Terrain Park No
Cafe Yes
Bar Yes
Accommodation on Ski Area Yes

Contact Details
Company Name Ohau Ski Area Ltd
Phone 64 3 4389885
Fax 64 3 6586885
Mail PO BOX 51 Twizel

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