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Where to go to winter season 2011?!
Hi.. Im danish guy who's coming too NZ to ski or snowboard in the winter season 2011! But i don't really have a plan and i am on a tight budget - so i need some good advice and tips.. My main interest is riding park or just cruising jibbing and having fun. I am novice but hope that the season can push a a notch up!!
I have looked at The Remarkables because it is close to Chrischurch, and the season pass has a okay price. I could go to NZ snowpark but then there is at least 30 minutes to the nearest city??!!!
Are there anyone who has other spots besides The Remarkables where i can go to, and where the mountain is fairly close to a city where i can live without dying socialy?!
Heelp a dane!
Ok, so first off, Remarkables is about 6 hours from Christchurch, but no worries, hopefully this will help -
Basically in the South Island of NZ, you have two places where you would want to live and ski (no Methven does not count), these places are Wanaka and Queenstown. Wanaka has 3 ski areas nearby, Treble Cone, Cardrona and SnowPark. Queenstown has Remarkables and Coronet. Everyone lives in Wanaka/Qtown and drives/gets a bus/hitches to the mountains everyday, so the social scenes are focused in those towns.
Wanaka is quieter and smaller than Qtown, but has more of a ski vibe. The ski areas are probably better over there too, but you can't get a pass that covers them all, so it'd be pretty expensive to ski them all. Qtown is a party town, which is super fun to live in. Remarks has a decent park, and fun steeps too. Coronet gets busy, but actually has some fun stuff when there is pow, you can get both these mountains on a really good value pass.
I am a little biased because I have lived in Queenstown for 4 seasons and love it there.
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