The Ohau Snow Fields are just a quick 45 minute drive from Omarama and cater for all abilities of skiing and snowboarding. Equipment hire and lessons are available on the field.
Many people drive themselves to the snowfields, chains are available for hire from the Lodge at the bottom of the road if required. There is also a bus that leaves every morning from the Lodge at 9.15am and returns at the end of the day.
From the 9.6km access road, the views up the valley to Aoraki Mount Cook and overlooking Lake Ohau are spectacular with snatched glimpses of the snow field now and again before opening up to the full panorama on arrival at the car park.