I was looking to do something a bit different this winter and try out the ski fields on the other side of the Tasman as a solo traveller. Trying to put together a trip for 10-12 days and I want to try a few of the different ski fields as economically as possible so which means early bird passes. My plan was to base out of Queenstown or Wanaka (partly because of the direct flights out of Melbourne) and bus up to the resorts. Based on research I had hoped to pick up a couple of flexi passes - one for Coronet Peak/The Remarkables and one for Cardrona/Treble Cone. This year however the Cardrona and Treble Cone sites only show "multi passes" for one hill only which is disappointing as I like resorts with more vertical/longer runs. Do they normally release flexi passes later or is this offer gone for good? Failing that does anyone have any suggestions/advice on how to cheaply string together 10-12 days on a couple of different hills in NZ - is Ruapehu a viable option instead?