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Roundhill Ski Area

2544 Lilybank Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 21 680 694
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Too icy.

This ski field was way too icy. The guy at the front desk was rude and impatient. The blonde haired... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Honorei
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Had a great time!

Visited here last year but couldn't ski due to an injury that happened just before we arrived on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NeilUK71
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Ski or Snowboard in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand. Roundhill is a fantastic family ski field with breathtaking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo. Roundhill is a place that friends and family meet to enjoy a relaxing day on the slopes. Learners and little ones can head to our massive beginners area featuring a platter lift and 2 beginners rope tows for a fun and gentle way to find your feet in the snow. Our 2 T-Bars give access to loads of super wide, perfectly groomed intermediate trails with lots of natural dips and curves making for fun and interesting skiing and riding. For the more adventurous, head up the world’s (yes that’s right!) longest and steepest rope tow and see what Australasia’s biggest vertical drop (783m) is all about. Offering super long natural half pipes, chutes this is skiing and riding at its best. For the freestylers, Central Park has jumps, rollers, rails and boxes for most abilities. Our ticket office opens at 8:30am and lifts are open from 9am – 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Roundhill this winter!
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  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2544 Lilybank Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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+64 21 680 694
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ski field was way too icy. The guy at the front desk was rude and impatient. The blonde haired young man in the hire place is a credit to this establishment.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last year but couldn't ski due to an injury that happened just before we arrived on holiday. I still reviewed Round Hill from what I observed back then and thought it looked excellent. I got to ski this time and had a great...More

Thank NeilUK71
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Boxer12345, Front Office Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi NeilUK71, Thanks so much for your review, I hope you can come back next year and ski with us! The Roundhill Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a school trip and it was so much fun ! Everyone really enjoyed themselves . We joined a lesson and they were very helpful and kind to us first timers on the slopes ! Would highly recommend ! Was an incredible...More

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Boxer12345, Front Office Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There! Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad that you had an awesome time up here, we have a fantastic team of instructors who love to teach first timers to ski :o) We hope to see you up here agin one...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

There is a great platter area which is ideal for learning to ski and the positioning of it adjacent to the car park is perfect for car boot picnics. The rope tow means that you don't really get a rest between runs however once you...More

Thank Benjamin C
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

3 days skiing was awesome. great weather, great snow and loads of fun. Not too crowded which meant no long cues at the lifts. A bit expensive but its the ski fields!

Thank Chenille12961
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Great bluebird day mid-week so no queues. Lots of intermediate terrain and a very long and steep rope tow to access an area for experienced skiers only. Great base facilities and cafeteria with good value food.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Good field. We travelled here as a beginner boarder and advanced skier. Unfortunately on the day some of the advanced lift was closed meaning my mate could not access the best slopes. But oh well the weather was the issue. Unlike some of the other...More

Thank Wade B
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RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Wade B, Thanks so much for taking time to post a review, we really appreciate your feedback and we're so glad that you enjoyed your day up here. Kind regards Kylie

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Roundhill Ski Field is a great ski field for the whole family, nice slopes for all age levels, easy access from the top carpark to the slopes, only a 35 minutes drive from Lake Tekapo, and great value for lift passes.

Thank dobscon2
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RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day at Roundhill. Thank you for visiting we hope you can make it up here again this season. Kind regards Kylie

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The drive alone is worth it the views are stunning. Small area with everything from beginners ski school and bunny slopes to 783m vertical skiing slope. We saw some para-skiing too which was great. Nice hot chocolate in the cafe.

Thank Dearmans
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RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Dearmans, Thank you for your review. We agree, the drive is stunning! I'm glad you enjoyed our diverse terrain - and the delicious hot chocolates!! We hope you can make it again one day. Kind regards Kylie

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Good easy smooth dirt road to get there 20 mins drive if you don`t look at stunning views, good cafe, good choice of Runs, medium cost of tickets.

Thank Gregory480
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RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks for your review Gregory480. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time up here, and great to hear you enjoyed the drive up, the scenery certainly is stunning! We hope to see you again. Kind regards Kylie

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Trekmann
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Response from Boxer12345 | Property representative |
Hi! You can arrange transport from the Tekapo village by calling 021520705, the cost is $20 pp return. You are best to wear warm layers with waterproof jacket and pants. Beanies, gloves and sunglasses are recommended too.
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