steezyclezyThat area is called Southern Lakes and there are 4 ski areas around there; Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. Cardrona has best park, Treble Cone probably has best extreme/ freeride terrain, Coronet is only 20 min form queenstown and the Remarkables is all round pretty good I hear. Queenstown is really cool and has a reasonable amount of activity, Wanaka is smaller and a bit quieter. I don't know too much about Australia but they don't have much snow or many mountains, and apparently the instructors there get given rain jackets haha. Hope this helps!
Great stuff! Is this the place/area to be in? Don't have it in front of me but there's another place called Cantebury Plains/Fields more north? Is this worth visiting or is the best snow/skiing in the places you've been talking about?
Sorry I don't remember the exact name of the area but its pretty big, got a resort called Mount Olympus if I recall correctly. But ye, ill defo look for packages, flights, accommodation in Queenstown/Wanaka and look how much a ski ticket cost which gives access to a lot of areas/resorts