Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill Ski Area, Lake Tekapo: Address, Phone Number, Roundhill Ski Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Roundhill Ski Area
4.5
About
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. 2020 Operating Season June 27th-September 13th.
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ibozhu
11 contributions
Smooth and Enjoyable Experience
Jul. 2021
It was just a smooth and enjoyable experience. We took our 2 young kids to the field and none of us had visited any ski fields before, but it was such a smooth and enjoyable experience from ticket office, rental to lesson instructors. All the staff we have met on the day were patient and helpful, especially with young kids and doing something new for the very first time, "patience" is everything. Ticket office girls had the patience to explain everything we needed to know, rental office guys had the patience with both of my kids to make sure they had the right gears, and lesson instructors Kiera and Joel had the patience for both of my kids, and I kept on seeing smiley faces on my kids through the entire lesson.
Written 4 July 2021
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Stunning location
Aug. 2019
We came here on a day trip from Lake Tekapo. A nice scenic drive to get here with great views along the way. Up at the ski area there was plenty of snow, but once again our daughter didn't want to try. She was instead happy just playing in the snow . Looked like a decent place to learn to ski too so it was a shame she didn't want to try.
Written 8 October 2019
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Marty E
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
Just not what we expected
Aug. 2019
After going to Cardrona we thought this may be similar, man were we wrong, nothing like it. Definitely for beginners and we wouldn't eat at the store. Pies, sausage rolls and not much else.
Written 9 September 2019
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Esther V
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Beautiful Spot
Jul. 2019
A family friendly ski field, with superb views, a relaxed pace and short lines, and great quality equipment at the rental hut. We took three children 10-15 years old and we had a great time.
Written 3 September 2019
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tipsfromatraveller
Christchurch199 contributions
A fantastic day!
Aug. 2019
We just had another stay in Lake Tekapo and skied at Roundhill. We had been a few weeks prior and they had barely any snow that time. It was still fun in a limited way. This time we were lucky it had snowed the night before and so it was perfect. I'm a terrible skier but even I could ski in those conditions! Not many people there so no waiting for lifts and the cafe food had all the options. There is the most breathtaking view of the lake and mountains from Von Braun hut - highly recommend going up there for a mulled wine! This field is easy to get to from Tekapo township and there are levels of slope that are perfect for every type of skier.
Written 14 August 2019
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Thanks so much for your review, we're happy to hear that you had a great time at Roundhill! We know how lucky we have to have the views that we have and we're glad the we got to share them with you! We hope to see you again one day soon.
Written 15 August 2019
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Fiona M
Wellington, New Zealand57 contributions
Picture perfect
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Getting there from Lake Tekapo was easy, just watch for the gravel roads which can sometimes be slippy. The drive is an experience in itself as you to explore the lake further.

We arrived at 9am, and had no queues for the lift pass or rentals (though around 10am there were queues, maybe due to the lessons starting at 10:30).

T bar lifts worked quickly and well, and once you got up there, the views were stunning, and the runs fairly long and different.

I’ve skied in Austria before and these views and experience beats it.

The only thing I’d say is that the runs aren’t marked, and even talking to staff there they didn’t know which one was which... however you’re an unconfident intermediate skier like I am, you’ll be fine!

A must do in winter!
Written 5 August 2019
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Honorei
18 contributions
Too icy.
Aug. 2018 • Family
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.
Written 7 August 2018
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NeilUK71
Sunshine Coast118 contributions
Had a great time!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
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 time. The facilities are spot on. Fast service for equipment despite a large volume of customers. We only waited for 15 minutes to be fully kitted out with boots, skis etc. The slopes are immaculate and offer plenty of variety to the various skill levels. Highly recommend.
Written 26 July 2018
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Hi NeilUK71, Thanks so much for your review, I hope you can come back next year and ski with us! The Roundhill Team
Written 27 July 2018
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AylaN_iToursntix
Surfers Paradise, Australia64 contributions
Great Fun !!!
Aug. 2017 • Friends
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 experience :)
Written 17 July 2018
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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 day soon. The Roundhill Team
Written 27 July 2018
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Benjamin C
Oamaru40 contributions
Family friendly and wonderful views
Sep. 2017 • Family
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 get used to it it gets easier.

It is very much a beginners field with only really four main runs but the beauty of Roundhill is the incredible views of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps you are afforded on a bluebird day and the unpretentious, relaxed family atmosphere.
Written 7 November 2017
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