I am seriously contemplating doing this for my summer vacation and I have the go-ahead from my parents just as long as the bottom line is black and I have some cash for school. I was thinking about doing snowmaking at ruapehu but then again I have no idea. are the any NSers out there who have done this and can give me some advice on where to start and what mountains are sick and what I can do about a place to live and what are good jobs. I was thinking about doing the nokia extremes and/or the NZO so I guess I'm looking for a mountain where I can do some Big Mountain stuff. I would prefer to hear responses from people who have done the new zealand thing before and can give me first hand advice or people who can refer me to someone who has done it.