A fun and medium-easy day trip, especially after a low level snow fall with a moderate 900m vertical climb to the top. From the top the skiing into the “back bowl” (looking into the St. Bathan range) is really good and the south east aspect keeps the snow in good nick.
Access: From SH8 approx 1.5 km north of the Lindis Pass turn off to a gravel road (Doc sign post) and either park there or drive up another km to a locked gate.
Best Period: July to mid September, the tour is on a very sunny west face.
“The tour run almost entirely on Dunstan Downs station land, however the access roads is on Morven Hill station, please seek permission before entering.
The Omarama visitor center by the Hot Tubs will be able to put in contact with the station. 03-438 9862 or can be done directly via http://www.dunstandowns.co.nz/contact-us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunstan Down is approachable while Morven is unknown so might need to adjust access depending on permission.
An alternative access to the tour is from the McKenzie country side, approximately 5 km north of the Lindis Pass and runs all in the Dunstan Downs property.”