Roundhill is 32km from Lake Tekapo Village on an easy gravel road. The turnoff is at the north end of the Tekapo township.

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Roundhill, Contact

Phone: +64 3 680 6977
SNOWPHONE: +64 3 680 6977
Mail: Roundhill Ski Area, PO Box 138, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Early July to Early October

Small commercially operated ski area, privately owned by the Burtscher family.

Lift Info

Total: 4

  • 2 Tee bars
  • 1 platter
  • 1 rope tow

Snow Stats



Two 320HP T45 Prinoth snow-grooming machines


Roundhill has extensive snow making that allows it to open without any natural snow.

15-gun fan system which delivers 4500 litres per minute.

Terrain Park

'Central Park' has a collection of features with something for everyone - kickers, tables, boxes, rails, rollers, jumps and platforms. It's all here for you to give it a go for the first time, or take your skills to the next level. 'Central Park' has been designed for all ages and most ability levels! Round Hill have sculpted and created two massive earth 'platforms', along with rollers, kickers and spines. The 'Central Park' terrain park. Redeveloped over the 2008 season, 11,000m3 of earth was moved & shaped.

Restaurants & Cafes

The Two Thumb Café serves hearty Kiwi fare and a range of beverages (fully licensed). The von Brown Hut, located near the top of the T-Bar is another option for those looking for a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the views.

Rental Equipment

Skis, Snowboards, nutcracker and harness available on-mountain for hire.



Mountain Shuttle


Snowco supports;

Chain Hire


  • Base Altitude

    1350 m

  • Highest Altitude

    2133 m

  • Vertical Drop

    783 m

  • Skiable Area

    550 Ha

  • Annual Snowfall


  • Average Snow Depth

    73 cm

About Roundhill

Located on the Tekapo side of the Two Thumb range, Roundhill Ski Area has superb views of Mt. Cook, Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin.

Roundhill is the ideal place to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, with a huge beginners slope serviced by 2 beginner rope tows and a platter lift. The wide slope and gentle pitch makes it easy and fun to get up and going. We have expert ski and board instructors on hand if required with group lessons and private lessons available.

Once you've mastered the basics or if you're looking for something more challenging you can head up the 1.2km T-Bar and make the most of the wide undulating intermediate runs, with lots of fun, rolling terrain and a pitch that's exciting but not intimidating.

New for 2012 is the Tee 2 T-bar this new Tee bar runs from the base of the Heritage express up to Ozzies saddle which has a great intermediate groomed slope on one side and a powder bowl on the other.

Key Points

  • All day sun
  • A diverse terrain mix
  • Stunning views of Mt Cook, the Southern Alps, Lake Tekapo, and the Mackenzie Basin
  • Small and personal
  • Reliable snowfalls
  • Snowmaking across a wide area of terrain
  • Terrain Park

Roundhill offers the latest Ski and snowboard rental equipment. We also offer a comprehensive ski-school and a cosy café and dayroom. The views, the sunshine, the wide undulating terrain and diverse terrain mix along with the relaxed atmosphere create a wonderful environment for you and your family to enjoy.

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