Locally owned and operated
Roundhill is owned by Tekapo locals Oskar and Karoline Rieder, their children grew up skiing at Roundhill and they have created a ski field with Mum, Dad and the kids in mind. It’s a very relaxed, social, family atmosphere – you’ll meet like-minded people who are only too happy to have a yarn about the day and the spectacular environment surrounding you.
Everyone enjoys their skiing together – it’s the kind of place you make friends for life.
We have a huge beginners area with a gentle gradient and plenty of space, the beginners area features 3 surface lifts – a poma and 2 rope tows so you learn to ski on the way up and on the way down! This makes for a fun and easy way to find your feet in the snow.
Our two T-Bars give access to plenty of super wide, perfectly groomed intermediate trails with lots of natural dips and curves.
For the more adventurous, head up the world’s longest and steepest rope tow and see what Australasia’s biggest vertical drop (783m) is all about. Offering super long natural half pipes and chutes this is skiing and riding at its best.
For the freestylers, our terrain park has a small range of jumps, rollers, rails and boxes.
Dates & Times
Opening: 1 July 2017
Closing: 17th September 2017
Lifts open: 9am – 4pm
Base Lodge Facilities: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Stats & Facts
Base Area Elevation: 1350m
Highest Lifted Point: 2133m
Vertical Rise: 783m
Terrain: 550 hectares
Snowmaking: Speedway, Maggies, The Park Run and the beginners area
Base Lodge Facilities: Ski & Snowboard Rental, Licensed Café, Guest Services, Ski Patrol & First Aid
Our snowmaking system spans throughout our beginners area, main trails and terrain park so we can get plenty of snow on the ground whenever Mother Nature needs a helping hand.
We have a fleet of snow grooming machines that are busy working through the night to ensure our main trails have a smooth corduroy finish for you in the morning. We have over 10km of groomable terrain so if you’re looking for some nice fresh cord to carve we’ve got it.