Roundhill Ski Area

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.

Roundhill is owned by Tekapo locals the Rieder family, they grew up skiing at Roundhill and 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 platter 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.

Base Area Elevation: 1350m

Highest Lifted Point: 2133m

Vertical Rise: 783m

Terrain: 550 hectares

Base Lodge Facilities: Ski & Snowboard Rental, Licensed Café, Guest Services, Ski Patrol & First Aid