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Roundhill Ski Area

2544 Lilybank Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 21 680 694
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Great ski area. Not too crowded and nice staff.

3 days skiing was awesome. great weather, great snow and loads of fun. Not too crowded which meant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chenille12961
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Brisbane, Australia
Bluebird day mid week. No queues!

Great bluebird day mid-week so no queues. Lots of intermediate terrain and a very long and steep... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KiwiwithKids
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New Zealand
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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 good40%
  • Average2%
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“rope tow” (5 reviews)
“ski fields” (6 reviews)
“ski hire” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2544 Lilybank Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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+64 21 680 694
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank KiwiwithKids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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
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

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
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

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We found this ski field quite by accident...and what a find. It has the most gorgeous powder snow and because of where the ski field is facing it doesn't get blown off the mountain. It is a farm that runs pommels and T-bars and the...More

Thank Maree_martin
RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time at our little slice of paradise! We hope to see you up here again one day soon. Kind regards Kylie

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Roundhill in the second week of the July school holidays in 2017. Roundhill has mostly mellow terrain which is great for families. Our kids 8 and 6 had a few lessons with the ski school (good) and then loved the learners slope which...More

1  Thank craigpH9526TL
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was our first time on a smaller field and we absolutely loved it! The days were perfect and the views were picturesque! It was the first time our teenage son had skied and the runs were perfect for getting his confidence up and developing...More

Thank 606Jotraveller606
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We visited Roundhill with the intention of tobogganing however due to me suffering a serious injury prior to our trip I was unable to participate once we got there. Very disappointing as the facilities looked superb! Immaculate slopes, heaps of options for all abilities and...More

Thank NeilUK71
RoundhillNZ, Manager at Roundhill Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review, I hope you get a chance to come back and ski next time. Take care!

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Trekmann
26 July 2016|
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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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