yo, i'm living in queenstown NZ. right now and i can tell you on good authority there is good riding to be done here. i was at snowpark for opening day and am going again tomorrow, if park is your thing than you have it there. also, closer to queenstown is coronet and remarks and i've already had 2 good pow days, apparently better than all of last season. closer to a place called wanaka is Treblecone and cardronia, both huge mountains with awesome terrain. coming from a season in lake louise i have pretty high standards of riding, anything is gonna be good when its summer on the northern hemisphere but i totally recommend taking this adventure its been a blast.