Definatly not my home mountain... Mount Ruapehu in NZs North Island... Icy as fuck!
South Island is were the best resorts are, as well as the better pow and terrain parks.... Snowpark is pretty much a giant terrain park, so I dont think you would be able to get a job as a instructor there unles you coach freestyle?
Cardrona is probly the best, with both park and terrain.... Have a look at the winter of wells edits that Jossi Wells has been making, he usually skis cardrona and snowpark....
Hey i've lived in Wanaka most of my life and it really depends on the type of skiing.
For terrain and powder and big mtn skiing, treble cone(wanaka) is THE best mountain in NZ without a doubt. Huge advanced terrain, not busy, and just super fun to ski at. Heap of good big mtn skiers there, and over in the saddle no problems with bad skiers getting in the way. Apart from park skiing, my favourite resort in NZ by FAR. www.treblecone.co.nz
Cardrona (in wanaka too) is ok, would be a good resort to teach at but pretty mellow/boring terrain compared to TC, but it pretty good for all around as its got a good park,pipe,some steeps and lines and groomers too.
Remarkables (queenstown) is also sick.A lot like cardrona, not nearly as good as TC in terms of terrain, but has good all around. Decent park,ok steeps ect. www.nzski.co.nz
Coronet (queenstown)- I'd avoid. Average terrain, park, its low,,bad snow, busy...
Snow Park- I know you can't teach there but definitely sick to check out. Im sure u know plenty about it
Clubbies(cheeseman, craigieburn,broken river,porters,mt potts...) in canterbury are all super sick. Generally no park but knarly as terrain and SUPER quiet. Check chillout.co.nz
Ohau- almost a clubbie, near canterbury sick terrain. Small. Chill
Oh and btw all these are in the south island. Wanaka and queenstown are close together in the tourist center i guess you would say.Canterbury is a fwe hours north. Those are the two areas i would look at mainly- def get the best snow, atmosphere and vibe.
For theski/party life Wanaka/Queenstown for sure.
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if you're interested in skiing park then apparently cardrona this year is a fair bit better than remarkables and even snow park right now. ive been skiing remarks for the last 6 weeks and it doesnt look like the weather is gonna get any better before i leave, So we might not be able to check out cardrona
fuck wanna ski a clubbie so bad.... although i skied there ages ago Cardrona seemed to be the best all rounded area (getting there from Queenstown was a bit of a bitch though).
I heard the Remarks have put alot in trying to improve their park scene? what would be the best park area out of Queenstown if u weren't to go to Wanaka for Snowpark?