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Question Another Queenstown question thread

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Mils, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    So,

    Currently slated to be in Queenstown aug 7-14 looking for 5 days on snow.

    Current conditions look pretty average.

    Where should we aim to go? Will be staying in Queenstown with hire car.

    I know it's a pretty vague and well asked question just wondering if there are better options to Cardona and Remarkables or will both be firing by then inspite of the slow start?

    Thanks
     
  2. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That is still over a month away. Make that decision once you get there.
     
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    Remarkables currently has the best conditions in NZ. Saying that its still average.
     
  4. Young Angus

    Young Angus Early Days

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    Watching this thread too with a similar question, I don't know anything about skiing in NZ only that a mate of mine who is from there used to go heli-skiing...I won't be going heli-skiing haha just looking to learn a bit about the options over there near Queenstown.
     
  5. Peanut

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    It really depends on where you’re staying, how you plan to get around, and what your skill level is like. Lots of people really rate Cardrona, but so far I’ve only ever skied at the Remarkables. I’ve gone over during the last 2 winters, and I fly out again later today (can’t sleep now, hence my haunting the forums at ‘you should be asleep o’clock). We stay in Queenstown and haven’t had a car for the last couple of trips. Given that we wanted to keep our travel time short and we need access to adaptive instructors, our choice was Remarks. Having said that, there’s enough there to keep the whole family happy.

    If you have a car and/or plan to stay at Wanaka, Cardrona and Treble Cone are also options. My understanding is that Cardrona is particularly good for intermediate level skiers/boarders, and TC is good for inter/advanced level. I could be wrong though, and I’m sure there’s others who could give a more informed opinion on the ski fields I haven’t been to.
     
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  6. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    SO far away, a lot could (and should) change between now and your trip.

    You've done the right thing and hired a car, so the feasible options for you if staying in QT are: Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone & Cardrona. Coronet Peak usually struggles in lower snow years as it's elevation is the lowest of the 4 resorts. Just wait and see what the conditions are like, get up early and make the most of your time on the snow :)
     
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  7. Mils

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    Dates changed to AUG 16-22.

    I have the option of doing HeliSki for $350 but I dunno is it worth it?

    Also glad the dates are later as OMG the snow looks pretty average and no storms on the horizon :/
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes.

    Next question!!
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The answer to the heliski question is entirely dependent on how good a skier you are.
     
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    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's crazy cheap for a heli ski! DO IT
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    yes i got 25% off and paying $800!