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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Thredbo, Nov 24, 2018.
Looking to ski in New Zealand but want to know the best resort
What do you like doing?
Treble Cone is reminiscent of the Thredbo vibe...
I wouldn't limit yourself to 1 resort. The best part about NZ is the close proximity to 4 resorts. Stay in Wanaka or QT and hit them all up.
Do you need chairlifts?
Influences answer massively.
All have their day, like the others say don’t limit yourself, go for two weeks and hit them all.
IMO The Remarkables is the best all rounder in the country. Its vert isnt huge, but the views are epic, the terrain has everything from insanely steep hike to couloirs and chutes to mellow cruiser groomers and wide open pow fields. 3 Different terrain parks for anyone from beginners to advanced. Only burton stash park in the southern hemisphere. Seperate beginner area with a huge dual covered magic carpet, 2 other beginner lifts, beginners only chair. Starting next winter 2 Detachable 6 Pack chairs, 2 fixed grip quads. Oh and the best backcountry ski touring terrain around!
The test for the Remarks for me is every time I go up there with a TC "lifer", and they wonder why they've been ****ing around at TC for so long.
Bit like the clubbie hardcores who think its just some resort for queenstown wankers haha
Same question but intermediate groomers? Is it the same answer? The 4 resorts near QT?
Cardrona Coronet and Remarks are well served with intermediate runs
Back in the 90's I used to spend most time between Treble Cone (TC) and Coronet
Now its Remarks and Cardrona with family in tow
Both these resorts have invested heavily in the past decade to maximise the beginner intermediate experience
Thanks. Appreciate the insight. Will trawl the board for recommendations on where to stay.
I agree, what cements this is the amount of Pros that ride there any day of the week.
Guys like Sam Smoothy, Pete Oswald, Fraser Mcdougal, Sebastian Varlet, Sam ibex Lee all hang out there and are all luck enough to have shared the mountain with me.
Cardrona for family friendly. Stay in Wanaka.
+1 for Cardrona/Wanaka double. Cardi great for kids and beg/ints and OK for lower advanced accompanying the former. Good snow quality most of the time. And an expanding ski area to garner enthusiasm from oldies.
That said, TC, Remarks and Coronet are all good and all worth a visit. Why stick to just one lolly in the candy shop?
Southern lakes I would go Cardona for family/intermediate, TC for deep snow/ hiking/ jumping off cliffs/ hiking, and Remarkable's for all around everything.
If you were staying in Q'town then that's probably the best place if you had to pick 1.
Cant comment on Coronet. is it becoming more of a locals hill?? I would hope so but I doubt it....
Also prefer Wanaka to Q'town
If you like quiet family friendly places then Ohau and Dobson are your pick. Both have chairlifts.
Yes it is.
Coronet got soul.
TC got $1400 early bird season passes.
2000 full price. Id rather severe my cock off with a rusty spoon.
2000? Lira? Pesos? Or those new fangled $ thingies?
its spendy for a 3 month season.
Welcome to Wanka.
So played out.
Literally about 4000+ peaks you can do this on...
This would be a SkiNZ pass so Coronet, Remarks and Hut surely?
Back in 1995 we just flew to Roys peak at the end of a day and had a ski down. Snow was ok, nothing special but lake & town views were great. Then flew to the Edgewater for a beer.
That is a cracking snow pack.
No. Full price Season pass for treblecone only is $2000NZD before they season starts. 2250 when it starts.
the Remarkables would be good if the back terrain area was lifted where only backcountry ski touring is currently possible.
Lifts in the back terrain area of Cardona (where only backcountry ski touring was possible) should make it quite popular.
Nice way to access Wanaka!!
...Have visited town several seasons since 2004 and never seen RP that well covered
Early 04' may have come close but we were too busy coping a blizzard on Cardi & getting stuck in POW on skis with waists ~ 68mm!
Make that 'early August' 2004.
Consider Arrowtown as well, much more laid back than QT.