Ohau skifield has a very unique feel about it, almost like you are coming home after a long time away.
Instantly you feel welcome, and almost part of the family with friendly, helpful staff that are totally unpretentious and there to make sure your day is as good as it gets.
There is something wonderful about heading to a smaller community based skifield, like you are not just a number in a crowd, that you are more than just another ticket and that the lifties actually do care how your day is going.
The views from the field are staggering, overlooking Lake Ohau and the barren yet beautiful MacKenzie basin and Waitaki Valley.
The field may be small but it packs punch, it has a very diverse field and caters for the complete learner right through to those that like strapping their skis to thier backs and searching for fresh tracks.
And there is nothing like sitting in front of a log burner at lunch with a good old New Zealand meat pie and freshly made soup, chatting away to those around you.
Ohau Lodge also provides the perfect location for a ski week away, with themed night, banquet dinners, bars and chill out areas with some of the best views (including Aoraki Mt Cook) in New Zealand.
If you want to get away from the crowds and experience a true kiwi ski holiday then you must visit Ohau skifield this winter.
Ohau I love to ski! Ohau I love Ohau.